The Junior League of Charlottesville contributes through multiple avenues.
Our Junior League Volunteers: Projects In A Day (PIAD)
Our Projects In A Day (PIAD) program provides our members the opportunity for direct service to the community in a way that supports our mission, vision and focus; and addresses significant community issues. JLC members help local non-profit organizations fulfill their missions by contributing countless hands-on volunteer hours.
Our Community Partner Program
Community Partners are local non-profit agencies that have been selected as recipients of the League’s volunteer hours and community support funds. Partnerships typically last multiple years in order to maximize the influence of both organizations’ work in the community.
Current Community Partners:
Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia
The Boys and Girls Club’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. JLC will continute to partner with the B&G Club Cherry Avenue in their Learning Circles project, which is designed to help build self-esteem in pre-adolescent girls as they approach their teenage years by providing positive role models.
For more information: Boys & Girls Club of Central VA
Ronald McDonald House Charities: Charlottesville
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville is the only organization that provides a temporary home-away- from-home for families whose children are receiving treatment for a serious illness or injury in Charlottesville. JLC partners with RMHC by assisting with their onsite library, which was designed to help provide a calm space for families during a time of stress.
For more information: RMHC Charlottesville
Our Community Grants
The JLC Community Grants program awards grants of up to $10,000 annually to help non-profit community organizations meet immediate community needs.The Community Grants Committee awards grants in both the fall and spring. Through our fundraising efforts, we strive to give out at least $5000 per grant cycle.
Kids in the Kitchen
An international Junior League initiative designed to help address the urgent issues of childhood obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition.
Girls of Summer
An event geared towards Pre-K to 8th graders, the Junior League brings in authors to discuss their books and share their love of reading. This free event also has numerous games and activities!