The Junior League of Greenville was started on September 12, 1929 as Junior Charities by a group of 20 women with an earnest desire to be of service to their community. This organization, known as the Junior Charities, first fundraiser was a thrift shop with the proceeds going back into the community. Since our inception we have been an integral part in contributing to the beginnings of several organizations, including the Peace Center, Pendleton Place for Children and Families, The Children's Museum of the Upstate and Roper Science Center.
This year, the Junior League will expand our annual Home Run for Healthy Kids® from two to three days. The event will take place October 19-21 at Fluor Field with the hope of serving 2,700 fourth graders to a free, educational field trip.
Our programs and projects continually influence the community, and through the planning and implementation of these events, our members acquire new skills that they can use in their personal and professional lives.
Our Mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. It is my hope that the Junior League of Greenville will continue to make a difference in the community and in the lives of the people we serve. This is the reason I joined the League and chose the theme “One Makes the Difference.”
There are many ways for you to join us as we continue to make an impact on the Greenville community:
- Join our Membership.
- Become a corporate sponsor.
- Make a tax-deductible monetary donation or donate in-kind gifts or services.
- Donate your gently used clothing, furniture and housewares to our Nearly New Shop.
- Advertise in our VISIONS magazine.
- Attend our annual Big Night Out event on February 11, 2017.
All my best,
Junior League of Greenville