Get Back to the Basics
Welcome to the Junior League of Lubbock, Inc.’s website. I am honored to serve as the 2018-2019 President of an organization which has supported our community through the talents of our incredible volunteers for over 82 years. Our legacy began on September 9, 1935, when a group of forward-thinking women organized the Junior Welfare League of Lubbock with the goal of fostering interest among its members in the social, economic, educational, cultural, and civic conditions of the community and to make efficient use of their volunteer service. The Junior League of Lubbock became a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in 1954 and has since grown to more than 550 provisional, active and sustaining members.
What has remained constant over these 82 years is the dedication of women to make lasting, positive change in the Lubbock community. From the first project of initiating the Well Baby Clinic in 1939 to today where are our members are in Lubbock ISD middle schools mentoring eighth-grade girls in our SPARK program, the Junior League of Lubbock still shares in the vision and commitment of our founders.
Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the Lubbock community. We volunteer our time throughout the community all year in an effort to make Lubbock a better place to live.
The Junior League of Lubbock is proud of the more than 170 active and provisional members and 380 sustaining members that volunteer more than 15,000 hours each year to our community. This year our goal has been to “Get Back to the Basics” of the mission statement. We are placing an emphasis on not only promoting volunteerism for the betterment of our community, but equipping our members with the tools and training to be good leaders. The League also continues to impact the youth of our community through our three signature projects: Food2Kids, Kids in the Kitchen, and SPARK.
You can help support the League’s projects by participating in our fundraisers! Each November, Holiday Happening raises the majority of our funds for the year. We are also having a Partner Card fundraiser this spring in conjunction with local businesses. Please visit our website for more information on our fundraisers and how you can help.
The League is also able to provide both short and long-term trained volunteers to local community agencies, as well as a scholarship for an area graduating senior girl and Community Assistance grants for local non-profits in need of financial assistance.
We would love to have you join us! Please feel free to browse our website and contact our front office with any questions.
K. Sunshine Stanek