What the Junior League of Seattle Means to Me

By Shanna Lisberg  When I lived in Washington DC, sometimes I would walk into Georgetown and I would always see this beautiful 3-story brick building. There was a plaque on the building that read “Junior League of Washington” and it always intrigued me. I didn’t know what the Junior League was but, after some research,Continue reading “What the Junior League of Seattle Means to Me”

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 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”

Creating Impact through Affordable Housing

By: Jobie Colton-Gores On September 20, 2014, the Junior League of Seattle partnered with Habitat for Humanity to work on the Habitat for Humanity La Fortuna site in the Renton Benson Heights neighborhood. The property of the build site was once vacant land within an area of residential homes built from approximately 1960 to 1970.Continue reading “Creating Impact through Affordable Housing”

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”

Impact Day 2014: Northwest Harvest Service Shift Recap

by Shanna Lisberg On Saturday, April 5, seven Junior League of Seattle volunteers gathered at Northwest Harvest’s main warehouse in Kent, Wash. to help sort and re-package bulk food for distribution to food banks throughout the state. Northwest Harvest is a nonprofit food bank distributor that has been fighting hunger since 1967. Northwest Harvest hasContinue reading “Impact Day 2014: Northwest Harvest Service Shift Recap”

League & Community Outreach: Northwest Art’s Spring Kids’ Art Studio

by Liz Nixon It was another rainy Saturday in Seattle, however 15 kids and their parents were having a blast at the Junior League office in Madison Park at the Kids’ Spring Art Studio on March 29, 2014.  The Northwest Art League & Community Outreach committee hosted the event. The kids, ranging in ages fromContinue reading “League & Community Outreach: Northwest Art’s Spring Kids’ Art Studio”

Impact Day Is Almost Here!

by Shanna Lisberg Join the Junior League of Seattle on Saturday, April 5, 2014 by making an impact on the community and promoting volunteerism! Approximately 100 trained volunteers will be providing direct service at over 10 volunteer events across the greater Seattle area, offering much-needed volunteer resources to improve the health, education and welfare of womenContinue reading “Impact Day Is Almost Here!”