The Junior League of Pelham is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Our 2019-2020 projects include:
We provide 25 of the neediest families who attend the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle with totes full of healthy food to sustain them over a weekend on a monthly basis.
JLP hosts collection drives for Pelham families to donate gently-used infant, children’s, and maternity clothing and gear, then connects with local community organizations to serve those in-need.
Through a partnership with the Pelham Public Library and with a focus on promoting early literacy, members of this committee read at a children’s story time twice a month.
This new addition to our project slate was founded with the intent to provide mentorship, resume assistance and other services to individuals entering or re-entering the work force.
CSA Dinner Programs
Through a partnership with Community Service Associates, JLP members purchase and/or prepare and deliver food to in-need individuals living in the neighboring community of Mt. Vernon
Toddlers in Science
Through this new initiative, our members visit local preschools and daycares to teach STEAM-oriented lessons to young students.
Our members are working to create and host an online database of Pelham’s non-profits and other community organizations.
Pelham Public Art
In partnership with the Pelham Arts Center, JLP members will be working throughout the 2018-19 calendar year to create a unique art installation to enhance our community’s beauty and creativity.
DIAN/DIAD (Done In A Night / Done In A Day)
DIAD provides flexible volunteer opportunities (typically on a monthly basis from October-April) for JLP members while assisting local organizations in need of volunteer support. Examples include the Pelham Children’s Center Pumpkin Festival, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Operation Happy Holidays, My Sisters’ Place, Amazing Afternoons, and cook and serve with Community Service Associates (CSA).