The Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Since its founding in 1921, the JLGP has a long tradition of service and philanthropy in Mercer County and Bucks County, identifying needs in these communities and putting its financial and human resources towards meeting those needs in an impactful way, according to information provided by the organization.
Members of the JLGP accomplish this through hands-on projects, volunteer initiatives, and leadership skills development. Some past initiatives the JLGP has facilitated and/or supported include: RISE Thrift Store donations and collections, RISE Holiday Party in conjunction with Melvin H. Kreps Middle School, Done in a Day Events in conjunction with HomeFront and I Support the Girls, and yearly grants and scholarships offered to deserving young women and organizations who are committed to voluntarism and community service. The JLGP’s focus initiative for the next decade will be food security, defined as physical and economic access to foods that meet individual dietary needs and personal preferences, according to the statement.
As JLGP enters its centennial year, the following celebrations are planned: A Centennial Tea Party, March 24, 2021; and A Centennial “Great Gatsby” Gala, May 22, 2021. For more information, visit www.jlgp.org/centennial-celebration
The JLGP welcomes all women over the age of 21 who demonstrate a commitment to voluntarism, regardless of race, religion or national origin. The annual new member class runs October through May. In order to become an active member, a new member class must be completed.
Women who are interested in joining the JLGP should consider attending one of the summer information sessions; they are informative but are not a requirement. Dates and times are: 7 p.m. Aug. 12 via Zoom, 10 a.m. Aug. 29 to be determined, and 7 p.m. Sept. 10 to be determined.
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