A Christmas Affair

  The Junior League of Austin uses the funds raised at A Christmas Affair to provide essential funding to programs such as Coats for Kids, FIT-Food In Tummies and more than 30 local community non-profits. Buy your ticket now at shop.jlaustin.org. Visit this page for more updates about the event

Coats for Kids Logo with Sponsors

Coats for Kids

December 1–11, 2021, 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…

Austin Entertains

The Junior League of Austin hosted its 5th annual Austin Entertains event Thursday, March 25th, 2021 virtually.  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…


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.  As a new tradition started in 2020, The Junior…

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.


  • Jul17

    KICS First Annual Shoe Drive for Local Students In Need

    Jul 17, 2021 - Aug 8, 2021

    Our goal is to raise $5000 for the KICS program and give away over 1,500 pairs of shoes this year!

  • Nov17

    A Christmas Affair

    Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

    A Christmas Affair, presented by Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships, is a five-day holiday market benefiting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and community non-profit partners.

  • Dec01

    Coats for Kids

    Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021


  • Dress for Success: Empowering Women & Empowering Yourself

    posted on May 24, 2021

    “Empowering women also helps empower yourself,” says Bentley Harris, a member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA) who is wrapping up her second placement volunteering with Dress for Success Austin. The Dress for Success mission is to empower women through providing resources to build the skills they need to gain financial independence. This is…

  • Three Community Partners you can Help From Home

    posted on May 12, 2021

    Self-Quarantine Checklist: [✓] Phone date with an old friend [✓] Master a TikTok dance [✓] Quarantine cocktail making class [  ] Volunteer Virtually with a Junior League of Austin community partner   Over the past year, The Junior League of Austin’s (JLA) community partners were forced to quickly adapt to offering virtual volunteer opportunities to…

  • KICS 2020 Kicks It to COVID-19

    posted on May 4, 2021

    Four years ago, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) kicked off the Kids in Cool Shoes (KICS) program. KICS provides new athletic sneakers for children at high-need Central Texas-area schools with help from corporate sponsorships and volunteer hours. Starting with just a small group of JLA volunteers visiting Guerrero-Thompson Elementary school in the Rundberg neighborhood…

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