Junior League of Chicago

Charity of the Month:

Junior League of Chicago

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., the Junior League of Chicago presents Windy City Nights, a Vegas style, no-limit Texas hold'em tournament, were proceeds benefit JLC. For event details click here. To make a donation for this fundraiser, please send checks made out to 'Junior League of Chicago' with 'WCN' in the notes section—The Junior League of Chicago, 1447 N. Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610. To contact the JLC directly, call 312-664-4462, or visit the website www.jlcchicago.org to purchase advance tickets. Celebrity Host Steve Rosenbloom, Chicago Tribune.

About the Junior League of Chicago:

Junior League of Chicago, Inc. is a metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Chicago, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.

The Junior League of Chicago empowers at-risk families, especially women and girls, through mentoring, advocacy and education.

The Junior League of Chicago (JLC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLC trains women to evaluate and respond to changing community needs and reaches out to all women with an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

Founded in 1912, the JLC provides a positive force for change within the communities it serves.  Our commitment to empowering at-risk families, especially women and girls results in continual evaluation of community needs, development of staffing, and securing funds for projects that fulfill this goal. The JLC develops projects independently and in cooperation with community agencies.  Once a project is successfully established by the League, it is turned over to the appropriate agency or organization in the community.

More than 1,500 volunteer women serve the Chicago community and its surrounding suburbs.  Each year, Junior League volunteers donate more than 200,000 hours to the community. In addition, the JLC raises thousands of dollars each year for community projects.