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Coats for Kids

December 1–12, 2020, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) will hold the 34th annual Coats for Kids Distribution. Together with our long standing partners—Jack Brown Cleaners, iHeart Radio, and KVUE—The Junior League of Austin will provide over 30,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas children in need. The Junior League of Austin, its partners, and…

A Christmas Affair

A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market benefiting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and community non-profit partners. The annual event hosts over 200 retail merchants from across the country and attracts over 25,000 patrons. The 2020 A Christmas Affair dates are November 18-22nd.

Food in Tummies: feeding minds... growing bodies

FIT – Food in Tummies

FIT – Food in Tummies Through FIT, more than 250 JLA member volunteers commit approximately 200 hours to packing and delivering over 8,000 food items in backpacks to 1,000 Del Valle ISD students every week during the school year. Find out how to support FIT.

Kids In Cool Shoes

The Need for KICS: Without well-fitting, seasonally-appropriate shoes, children can’t participate in physical activity, walk to school, or even stay warm during the winter months. According to the nonprofit Shoes That Fit, being given a pair of new shoes improves school attendance by 44%, participation
in physical activity by 72%, and classroom behavior by 63%. KICS…

Austin Entertains

The Junior League of Austin will host its annual Austin Entertains event Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at our Community Impact Center.  Now in its fourth year, Austin Entertains supports the entrepreneurs and innovative women in the culinary arts by showcasing Austin’s most talented female chefs and bartenders and local winemakers, breweries and spirit purveyors. With…

Capital Campaign

The Community Impact Center, located on Bluffstone Cove in northwest Austin, serves as a central hub to convene our membership and the community for civic engagement activities and special events. The Community Impact Center is a place where our members come together in partnership with the community, united by a resolve to “do something” in…


Done-In-A-Day is a series of concentrated projects that provide assistance to non-profit agencies by offering volunteers for community-based events on a short-term basis. Done-In-A-Day volunteers can help with events such as picnics, food bank distribution, holiday parties, egg hunts, 10K race water distribution, children’s shoe collection and delivery, and more.



  • 5 Family Friendly Holiday Activities in Austin

    posted on December 3, 2020

      While COVID-19 canceled or changed a lot of our normal celebrations in 2020, it cannot stop the holiday season! Here is a list of events happening in and around Austin this holiday season that are both family friendly and taking COVID-19 precautions.   1. Mozart’s Light Show November 11, 2020 – January 6, 20216:00…

  • Coats for Kids 2020

    posted on November 18, 2020

    Join The Junior League of Austin (JLA) for its annual Coats for Kids Drive December 1–12, 2020. Now in its 34th year, Coats for Kids plans to provide over 30,000 winter coats to children in need. JLA and its partners—Jack Brown Cleaners, iHeart Radio and KVUE —are asking for the community to once again step…

  • Girls Empowerment Network: Igniting a Spark in the Pandemic

    posted on November 11, 2020

      A Junior League of Austin community placement spotlight   Last year, I had the joy of working with Girls Empowerment Network in my first placement as an active member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA). Like most newly-active members, I was eager to serve my community, make a difference in the lives of…

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