The Junior League of Huntsville is committed to improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The Junior League of Huntsville is an all volunteer organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable and we reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.
Over the years the Junior League of Huntsville has been involved in numerous projects ranging from organizing Panoply for the Arts, establishing the Volunteer Center, building the Tennessee Valley Family Services/Junior League Teen Shelter and Jane K. Lowe Teen Shelter and most recently developing The Butterfly Project. Members have dedicated valuable time and knowledge to positively impact our community and will continue to provide leadership and focus for the future.
The Junior League of Huntsville serves many people in our community through various volunteer efforts and community activities, including:
- Butterfly Project -- a transformative program which rewards over 200 deserving high school girls across Huntsville and Madison County not only by outfitting them for their prom but, more importantly, by providing thousands of dollars in scholarship money toward their college careers. In the process, the lives and futures of these girls are changed—as is, ultimately, the community that we all share.
- Creative Arts Mentoring Program (CAMP) – a program which works with approximately 60 children ages 3 – 5 at Huntsville Child Care Center, operated by the Heart of the Valley YMCA to serve at-risk children of primarily low-income families. JLH members plan activities for these children that will be both educational and fun, whether it’s a pumpkin party at Halloween, a visit from Santa during the holidays, a field day in the spring, or a special performance by a local magician.
- Children First Committee- A large group of JLH members gather each month to help the Children First organization pack weekend meal packs for students at Morris Elementary School. Every Friday, teachers at the school give the meal packs to children who might not receive food at home over the weekend.
- Operation Education- Operation Education is an ongoing initiative by the Junior League of Huntsville to support schools, students, and other educational programs in our community. Some of the educational programs we are currently involved in include: supplying tornado affected schools with back-to-school supplies, assisting the Arts Council of Huntsville with their Art of Creative Teaching Workshop, and exploring college prep programs for high school students and their parents. We are dedicated to supporting public education throughout Madison County and providing teachers and students the tools for success.
When you invest in the Junior League of Huntsville, we expand your giving dollars by backing them up with volunteer hours in areas of need to strengthen the community we live in. Last year, we donated over 25,000 hours to the Huntsville/ Madison County area.
Our mission is critically tied to the money we receive. Thank you for considering a donation to the Junior League of Huntsville.