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JLKD Packs 50 Shower Kits for Mutual Ground

JLKD members donated travel-size shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion and other “hygiene” supplies at the September general membership meeting. Through Done in a Day, those items were used to create 50 kits for the women and families who come to Mutual Ground. In an effort to fill an emergent need of one of our Community Partners,  […]

JLKD in action at Salvation Army

It may not look like much, but pictured here is new member Hannah Milliken assisting an applicant, in Spanish, with the paperwork required for families to qualify for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving and Christmas programs. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Done in a Day Committee coordinated volunteers from the League to assist residents of St. […]

Readers on the Run 5K, New Members featured in local news

JLKD was featured on ABC-7 Chicago (WLS) with live shots the morning of the run, plus coverage in the 6 pm and 10 pm news. Readers on the Run was also featured in: The Beacon-News Neighbors of Lisle Magazine West Suburban Living – Charitable Events Guide JLKD’s Fall 2013 New Member class was featured in: […]

JLKD Welcomes New Members

AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 3, 2013) — The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 New Member class. New members will join JLKD in their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of local at-risk youth in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem and implementing positive programming. […]

Donation to Humanitarian Service Project

Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. donated 31 “Party in a Bag Kits” to Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) on Friday, September 27. This was part of the League’s Done in Day projects. Part of HSP’s Children’s Birthday Project, the party kits contain birthday cake mix, candles streamers, balloons and decorative plates, cups and […]

Fall 2013 ODI Nominations

Thank you to the JLKD membership for so passionately supporting your fellow league members. We had nominations for 20 different JLKD members to attend Fall Organizational Development Institute! It was an extremely difficult decision but we chose four women based on their passion for JLKD, strong leadership amongst their peers and potential within the League. We believe these […]

Breakfast bags help local students

In addition to recruiting new members, our R&A Committee has been busy helping our Communities too. At the New Member Socials, attendees assembled 180 “breakfast bags” in total, that were distributed to two of our Community Partners. The first of those was the St. Charles based Salvation Army after-school program. Pictured here are just some […]

Backpacks packed for Smart Steps

During our summer socials, prospective members helped us stuff donated backpacks with donated school supplies. These were delivered to children at Smart Steps in Aurora. We received the following thank you note and pictures of the children receiving their backpacks for school. Thank you to all who donated and who helped us put these together. […]

Readers on the Run welcomes Staley Da Bear

AURORA, IL (September 4, 2013) — Join Chicago Bears’ Staley Da Bear and the Chick-Fil-A Cow in supporting local at-risk youth and families at the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc.’s (JLKD) third annual Readers on the Run 5K and Kids Fun Run, September 28, 2013 at Mooseheart Child City and School in […]

Join a legacy of giving back, join the Junior League

AURORA, IL (July 28, 2013) — Do you want to improve the lives of children in your community? Are you passionate about volunteering? Join the Junior League and become part of the legacy of women making a difference. Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) provides outreach services to organizations and individuals in […]