Being a Provisional

Guest Blogger & 2015-2016 Provisional: Sarah Ledbetter Women join Junior League for many reasons – networking, training, and leadership, to name just a few.  For me, one of the main drivers was the opportunity to give back to the community.  As part of the Junior League of Seattle (JLS), where part of the mission is to promoteContinue reading “Being a Provisional”

Another Great Year of Rebuilding Together

The Junior League of Seattle has a long-standing partnership with Rebuilding Together Seattle, an organization that provides free home repairs for low income homeowners (specifically elderly, disabled, families with children, and veterans in need). This spring, the ladies of the League came together with their friends and family to help one Seattle citizen get herContinue reading “Another Great Year of Rebuilding Together”

Giving Tuesday December 2nd 2014

By Katharine Dunn Evans Black Friday, Cyber Monday … Giving Tuesday! Haven’t heard of it? I must admit, I hadn’t either. But now I have. We are inundated with holiday shopping deals during this time of year. Stores are opening their doors earlier to accommodate the crowds of shoppers. People are leaving their Thanksgiving celebrationsContinue reading “Giving Tuesday December 2nd 2014”

In the Spotlight: Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra

By Katharine Dunn Evans There is no denying that it is harder to be a kid today than it was just 10 years ago. With funding being pulled for music and art programs in public schools, classes bigger than ever, bullying in social media, and violence on campus, it is a wonder that children areContinue reading “In the Spotlight: Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra”

Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway

By: Shanna Lisberg The Third Annual Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway fashion show will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the Paramount Theatre. This year’s event at the Paramount brings fashion into the theater arena, as ticket holders will receive an up close view of more than 80 of the latest fashion looks forContinue reading “Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway”

Tips to Keep Kids Safe and Healthy This Summer

By Shanna Lisberg Children’s health and wellness has always been a key issue for the Junior League. Programs such as Kids in the Kitchen seek to help reverse childhood obesity and its associated health issues. While living a healthy life involves healthy eating and staying physically fit, a healthy lifestyle should also involve being safeContinue reading “Tips to Keep Kids Safe and Healthy This Summer”

Spotlight on Emerging Leader Brea Burkholz

By Minda Brusse, Community Programs Manager As a member of the Northwest Art League & Community Outreach committee, Brea Burkholz ended the 2013-14 League year with a substantial project in the works. When her committee discussed the idea of using the League’s artpiece Yellow No Same with a Bellevue middle school, Brea jumped in and took the lead. The artContinue reading “Spotlight on Emerging Leader Brea Burkholz”

10 Ways You Can Fight Human Trafficking Today

by Carlee Nesse The Junior League of Seattle is committed to supporting our community partner Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) in fighting human trafficking. Seattle is a port city and port cities are especially attractive to human trafficking organizations. Human trafficking happens on a scale that can be overwhelming but there are simple, effective, ways toContinue reading “10 Ways You Can Fight Human Trafficking Today”

Let’s Get Ready to Build!

by Shanna Lisberg Dust off your hard hats and pick up your paint brushes.  Done-In-A-Day needs your participation in two upcoming events. No construction knowledge required, just your can-do attitude. REBUILDING TOGETHER SEATTLE on April 26 On Saturday, April 26th, the Junior League of Seattle will once again be participating in Rebuilding Together Seattle (formally ChristmasContinue reading “Let’s Get Ready to Build!”

Art For The Soul: Bringing Art To Those In Need

by Raminta Hanzelka Earlier this month, the NW Art League and Community Outreach (LCO) committee had our 2nd annual collaboration with the Life Skills: Teen committee. We held an art docenting and art-making session at Treehouse, sharing the joy of discovering a piece of art for the first time with about a dozen girls in fosterContinue reading “Art For The Soul: Bringing Art To Those In Need”