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.

Coats for Kids

December 8–12, 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, KVET, 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 the…

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

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

Recent News

  • Quarantine Baking: Try Pear Bread This Fall

    posted on September 23, 2020

    It’s fall, y’all! We might still be waiting on cooler temperatures, changing leaves and chunky knit sweaters here in Texas but technically fall is here. So why not get inspired and take your quarantine baking up a notch? Banana bread might be having a moment, but pear bread should be your next baking challenge. Often…

  • Community Partner Spotlight: ZACH Theatre

    posted on September 16, 2020

    A Junior League of Austin Community Partner spotlight. The ZACH Theatre has been an Austin landmark since 1932, supporting local talent and setting the stage for family traditions for decades. A fan favorite of The Junior League of Austin (JLA) community volunteer placements,  JLA has supported ZACH Theatre for eight years. And even amidst the…

  • Finding Strength in Letters: Coping With Stress Through Expressive Writing

    posted on September 9, 2020

      Am I the only one that is tired of hearing the word, “unprecedented” when talking about the last five months? Let’s just be real. It’s been TOUGH! On top of the fears and stress that come with a worldwide pandemic, we must also continue handling our precedented times. Our regularly scheduled stressors still require…

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