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 2021 A Christmas Affair dates are November 17-21st.  Tickets go on sale Monday, September 27, 2021. As…

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Coats for Kids

December 4–11, 2021, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) will hold the 35th 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 35,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas children in need. The Junior League of Austin, its partners, and…

Austin Entertains

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 “who’s who” in the Central Texas food scene featuring chefs and bartenders from Austin’s most recognized and awarded restaurants and bars. Thank…

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 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.


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    Coats for Kids

    Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021

  • Feb24

    Austin Entertains

    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.


  • Dashing Toward the Holidays

    posted on November 21, 2021

    I have a confession to make: a holiday tree has been up and decorated in my home since before Halloween. In my house, we don’t typically start to deck the halls until at least November, but something about the feeling in the air this year has us ready for the cozy comfort of the winter…

  • The Joy of Coats for Kids

    posted on November 11, 2021

    I joined The Junior League of Austin and stay involved year after year because I have seen firsthand the difference League volunteers can make in the lives of children here in Central Texas through programs such as Coats for Kids.  Coats for Kids was my first exposure to the power of the League. I was…

  • Reflections on Hispanic Heritage Month

    posted on October 15, 2021

    by Tania Leskovar-Owens   On this final day of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, I wanted to share a few words about what Hispanic Heritage Month means to me and my family. I am originally from Argentina and while I have been living in the states for over 35 years, I continue to celebrate my culture…

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