YMCA Bright Beginnings
YMCA Bright Beginnings is a program designed to provide "back-to-school" clothes and educational supplies for the children involved in League placement. In 2010, the League took 115 children shopping and raised over $20,000 for Bright Beginnings.
Families First Committee provides programs, special events, and services which promote the stability and well-being of the children and families in the Bainbridge and Blackwell areas of Richmond, Virginia.
Literacy through Art Outreach (LTAO)
Literacy through Art Outreach Committee members serve as "ambassadors" for the Children's Museum of Richmond by identifying community links and coordinating workshops where Junior League volunteers can take the magic of the museum directly to community centers and schools in Metro Richmond.
The Good Sports Committee will focus primarily on character development through sports. In addition to leading sports activities, committee participants will have the opportunity to develop tools and resources to help families apply what they have learned through the program at home and in their community.
Done in a Day (DIAD)
Each year, Active members of the JLR helps to assist another community organization in one-day projects focused on children and families, totaling of over 1,400 volunteer hours annually. Our partners include MCV Hospital Hospitality House, Connor's Heros, Beth Sholom, Richmond City Public Schools, Central Virginia Food Bank, and the YMCA Bright Beginnings, among others.
Kids in the Kitchen
The Kids in the Kitchen Committee plans and executes a monthly event at Woodville Elementary School, located in the City's East End. The committee's goal is to assist 3rd-5th graders in making healthy lifestyle choices and to help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues for these children. This initiative engages kids in the preparation of healthy meals and educates them regarding nutrition and healthy lifestyle and choices.