One Night Count Reveals 3,772 Homeless, Outside in King County

By Marcy Comer 3,772 people were homeless and outside in King County on Jan. 23, according to results from the latest One Night Count – an annual survey organized by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness.  This number is an increase of 21% over those found without shelter last year. This number always is assumed toContinue reading “One Night Count Reveals 3,772 Homeless, Outside in King County”

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

By Katharine Dunn Evans In a few days, the US will be celebrating Thanksgiving. For some, it’s a day that is all about football, holiday shopping deals, food, food, food and … family, too. It is easy to get caught up in the many details of hosting Thanksgiving. You stress about when to defrost theContinue reading “Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving”

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”

Trafficking in the News

The terms ‘human trafficking’ and ‘sex trafficking’ sound very exotic, like something that happens in foreign countries far away from where we live. But it’s a huge problem right here in our neighborhoods. Here are a few trafficking cases in the news recently… Last week, a 27-year-old Tacoma man was convicted in federal court ofContinue reading “Trafficking in the News”

The Styles to Shine Closet – TWCA Girls First Program

One of the initiatives by the Junior League (DIAD) Committee is working on this month is the launch of The Styles To Shine Closet, part of the YWCA Girls First Program, which is geared towards girls aged 14-16. This program gives them job skills and helps them prepare for the job force by helping themContinue reading “The Styles to Shine Closet – TWCA Girls First Program”

Mother’s Day Baskets – Please donate!

CALLING ALL MEMBERS TO DONATE ITEMS FOR THE MOTHER’S DAY PROJECT! The Mother’s Day Project is a provisional project that assembles and delivers a bag of goodies to women in shelters throughout the Seattle area. Our goal is to assemble 800 bags this year, with 10-12 items per bag. We would appreciate it if you could donateContinue reading “Mother’s Day Baskets – Please donate!”

Life Skills For Women Collaboration Luncheon Celebrates, Looks Forward

WRITER: Gretchen Griffith On January 25th, the Project Development committee hosted a Collaboration Luncheon for three of the League’s newest community partners: YWCA Young Parent Program, New Beginnings, and Mary’s Place. Junior League Director Jeanette James led a lively discussion among key League members and partner representatives about their collaborative efforts to provide adult womenContinue reading “Life Skills For Women Collaboration Luncheon Celebrates, Looks Forward”

Marlo Thomas: Women’s History Month: Closing the Ambition Gap

Marlo Thomas: Women’s History Month: Closing the Ambition Gap. “Whatever happened to the women’s movement? Where are the feminist freedom fighters today?” Cultivate the strong women within yourself, foster it in those around you, and in those who look to you as a role model.

DIAD Hula Hoop Games

The Done-in-a-Day committee is working with the Ballard Boys and Girls club to bring fun activities and programing to children in our community as part of supporting the Combatting Childhood Obesity focus area. Ballard Boys & Girls Club 1767 NW 64th St Seattle, WA 98107 The Done in a Day committee partnered with professional instructorsContinue reading “DIAD Hula Hoop Games”

The Kashi/Kids in the Kitchen Success Story: $75,000 to distribute to Leagues for local KITK initiatives!

As many of you know, The Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen (KITK) initiative to fight childhood obesity and promote good nutrition got its start in 2006 with inspiration from The Junior League of Calgary’s Junior Chefs program. To date, more than 200 Leagues across the Association have implemented programs in partnership with local communityContinue reading “The Kashi/Kids in the Kitchen Success Story: $75,000 to distribute to Leagues for local KITK initiatives!”