Junior League of The Woodlands, Inc. (JLTW) donated over $270,000 in support of our community partners and contributed a value of over $1 million in volunteer hours and 1939 community shifts. Our time and resources in the community were focused on women and children and needs involving food insecurity, health and nutrition; abused children and women; and education and literacy efforts.
2017-2018 Community Impact
- Done in a Day (DIAD) increased the number of shifts to 1220, and increase of 67%. DIAD proudly served with over 30 Community Partners. At the Montgomery County Food Bank Event, DIAD served over 100,000 lbs of food to over 3000 individuals.
- HAPPY (Healthy Appetites Promote Positive Youth) program in 2017-2018 calendar year experienced a 22.5% growth in backpack needs representing over 5000 backpacks full of food delivered to hungry and food insecure students for weekend nourishment. Additionally, the HAPPY program delivered over 7000 snacks to hungry and food insecure students during the school day.
- Healing Hearts Committee, organized a large NICU reunion party for over 100 families. In addition the committee stuffed and delivered 300 stockings to patients at Texas Children’s Hospital. 200 Volunteer hours served over 9,000 children via the Texas Children’s Craft Cart.
- IMPACT brought in over 1,000 educators from 10 school districts and 11 private schools where they earned free CPE credits. $6,000 was donated to local schools via the Dollar$ for Districts program.
- Kids In The Kitchen (KITK) educated over 600 children about healthy eating through KITK events.
- Literacy Carnival welcomed 445 attendees and gave over 1,435 books to the children. In addition, The Dictionary Project donated $1,500 to supply 600 children with dictionaries in Spring ISD. JLTW also installed its first Little Free Library at the Aldine Buckner Family Hope Center.
- New Beginnings donated $13,000 to replace the privacy fence at Freedom Place.
- REACH Committee brought treats each month for CPS, as well as, collecting 440 items and $350 to stock the Rainbow Room. Over 700 children attended the Celebrate Me Luncheon, and the Jingle Bell Christmas Party gave Christmas gifts to 751 foster children.
Hurricane Harvey Relief and Emergency Relief Funds: JLTW donated $31,882 to support Hurricane Harvey Victims
- New Beginnings – 182 meals were provided to Freedom Place during Hurricane Harvey, a safe haven for human trafficking victims.
- REACH – helped an Angel Reach volunteer clean up after the flood. We helped clean Shared Treasures and move out water damaged furniture.
- Healing Hearts – Over $700 of food was delivered to hospital staff that were stranded and working immediately after Harvey.
- HAPPY – over 500 bags were donated to Harvey Relief.
Emergency Relief Fund
- Tamina Community Center – $1,500
- Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts – $15,823.98
- Humble Area Assistance Ministries for the Children’s Nutrition Program – $2,000
- Kingwood Library – $7,843.01