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Thanksgiving Baskets for SmartSteps

In November, JLKD volunteers assembled Thanksgiving meal baskets for SmartSteps. Baskets were distributed to families during their Thanksgiving celebration on Friday November 20th. SmartSteps’ mission is in early childhood education and parental training for needy children (birth-3 years) and their parents living on the East side of Aurora. A Message from Marcela Jones, Director of […]

JLKD Participates in Giving Tuesday

The Junior League of Kane DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) participated in #GivingTuesday 2015, a global day dedicated to giving. The donations will enable additional programs to promote education, encourage health and improve housing stability for families living in poverty in Kane and DuPage counties. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer […]

Scholarship and Grant Recipients

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF KANE & DUPAGE COUNTIES, INC. ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 VOLUNTARISM SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING RECIPIENTS AURORA, Ill. (March 30, 2015) — As part of its commitment to promoting voluntarism and improving its communities, the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 recipients of the […]

New Members Fall 2014

JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCES FALL 2014 NEW MEMBERS AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2014) — The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is pleased to announce its Fall 2014 New Member class. New members join JLKD in their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of at-risk youth in the community by promoting literacy, developing […]

2013-14 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2013-14 JLKD Award winners! New Member Award: Erin Tobias Erin Tobias was praised for her excellent efforts in fundraising, Kids in the Kitchen and general membership. She is described as energetic, dedicated and a leader in the new member class. She went over and beyond with the Kids in the Kitchen event. Although she […]

A Super Hero Thank You

On March 29,  JLKD put on a StoryBook Olympics event for the kids at Mooseheart Child City & School.  This year’s theme was Super Heroes and it was a great day of reading, activities and games.  Everyone had fun decorating their own super hero masks and each child was able to pick out two books […]

Making it a Happy Easter

The Done In A Day and Story Wizards committees teamed up to sponsor an Easter Basket assembly event at SmartSteps in Aurora on April 16th.  The volunteers assembled 50+ baskets for children in ages raging from infant to 8 years old. SmartSteps uses JLKD’s donations as incentives for its families to complete various programs and […]

Babyfest at Gail Borden Library

JLKD Members supported Baby Fest at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin on April 5. The event offered free information on the importance of literacy and coaching on how to read to your children. Baby Fest is part of the library’s new Baby’s First Library Book initiative, of which JLKD is key partner – watch […]

Empowering kids to make healthy food choices

By Judy Buchenot For Sun-Times Media April 2, 2014 4:46PM Cori Cozort and Erin Tobias would like people to rethink snacks and lunch. To achieve this goal, they are organizing “The Healthy Wonderland,” an interactive food experience geared toward children and their parents. The free program April 12 at Prisco Community Center in Aurora will […]