Austin Entertains

The Junior League of Austin will host its annual Austin Entertains event Thursday, February 25th, 2021 virtually.  Now in its fifth 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. Austin Entertains has become a…

Coats for Kids Logo with Sponsors

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…

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

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.

Events

  • Feb25

    Austin Entertains

    The Junior League of Austin will host its 5th annual Austin Entertains event Thursday, February 25th, 2021 virtually. The event sold out last year, and this year’s event will raise the bar with its food and beverage offerings, guest experience, and overall entertainment to help raise funds for the local Austin community.

LeagueLines

  • Keeping the Tradition Alive: the First Virtual A Christmas Affair

    posted on January 6, 2021

    For many members of The Junior League of Austin (JLA), A Christmas Affair (ACA) is a family tradition. So when COVID-19 threatened large gatherings and in-person events this year, 2020 ACA Chair Keri Bellacosa Walling was determined to keep the tradition alive. “The show had to go on,” Walling said. “A Christmas Affair funds JLA’s…

  • Holiday Lights off the Beaten Path

    posted on December 23, 2020

    Holiday light displays are the perfect COVID-friendly activity this year.  Branch out from the usual and go off the beaten path to explore different displays in Central Texas. Santa’s Ranch Located in New Braunfels between Austin and San Antonio. Stay in your car and take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads…

  • Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Days of Shopping “Small” in Austin

    posted on December 12, 2020

    “On the 12th day of Christmas, The Junior League of Austin gave to me”…a Holiday Gift Guide supporting local Austin and JLA member-owned businesses, of course! With COVID-19 making shopping small even more meaningful this year, I’m planning to check off the majority of my holiday shopping list with gifts from local businesses. Beloved Austin…

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