Every year, the Junior League of Seattle’s first-year members (Provisionals) embark on a project designed to provide an introduction to the organization and provide valuable training for their future as Junior League leaders. This year, we’re excited to partner with Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that ensures housing stability for low-income homeowners by providing home safety and accessibility improvements free of charge.
Together with local businesses, community organizations like JLS, and individual volunteers, RTS helps families stay in their homes, allows seniors to age in place, and preserves the character and culture of the local community.
RTS was founded in 1973 and came to Seattle with the support of the JLS in 1989. This long-standing relationship has allowed the League to stay true to its mission of promoting voluntarism in the community while supporting RTS in restoring 1,700 homes and nonprofit facilities in the greater Seattle area, impacting many lives in the community.
The months-long project culminated on April 27th as our Provisional volunteers worked to repair a local home. As with most volunteer projects, it was a concerted effort across the entire Provisional class as well as mentors and active members that have provided guidance and support along the way.