What does the Junior League of San Angelo do?
We Support, Educate, Nurture and Inspire women, children and those in need in our community.
…to serve as an aid, corroborator and advocate.
- Empowered 60 House of Faith girls by working with the Laura W. Bush Institute to host a Girl Power event focusing on self-esteem.
- Sorted clothing for Matthew’s Closet, a local clothing distributor for foster children and their foster families.
- Filled the bags of the Angel Tree recipients that were not selected from the tree at Christmas with the Forgotten Angels project.
- Completed a $30,000 construction project including all new plumbing on a home, and partnered with First United Methodist Church to complete minor work on another home with the Helping Hands program.
…to develop the powers of a person.
- Taught over 1,800 children and adults in San Angelo to create healthy snacks at the SAMFA Family Day events.
- Conducted a one-day event focusing on the principals of a healthy lifestyle for over 150 kids.
- Provided leadership, community, and professional training for a membership of 80 women, and recruited 47 new members for the next year.
…the process of caring for and encouraging growth and development.
- Provided a new set of clothing to 271 children referred by teachers, physicians, social workers and concerned citizens.
- Distributed 80 of new shoes at the beginning of the school year to kids.
- Furnished new coats for the 150 kids of the Boys & Girls Club on the first cold day of 2014.
…to fill a child person with excitement.
- Created an opportunity for over 1,000 children and their parents to explore the vehicles from their toy chest in real life.
- Decorated living spaces in group homes of the mentally challenged to reflect their personalities and passions with Mosaic.
- Implemented the program Food 2 Kids in 2007 which serves over 800 children on the free or reduced lunch program to ensure they receive food on the weekends. The management of the program has been transferred to the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank with JLSA’s support in stuffing a large portion of the sacks, and delivering all of the bundles to the schools each week.
What will the Junior League of San Angelo do in the future?
All of this and more….
The Children’s Literacy Project
- Will create a mobile “Little Library” that can be taken to children’s events and left in parks and neighborhoods throughout town to inspire reading.
- Volunteer with the Tom Green County Library to facilitate reading projects throughout the year, including an April 2016 reading by the author of Hank the Cow Dog.
- Create a reading program in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club.
- Design, build and manage the permanent structured Little Library at a child-friendly site in our community.
How can you help us make a difference?
Become a Supporter, Educator, Nurturer, or Inspiration today!
You can submit your contribution online by submitting the form below; or you can submit by mail.
For questions, please contact Colleen Heartsill at firstname.lastname@example.org.