Done in a Day
Each year, the Junior League of Lansing (JLL) participates in a variety of community service events lasting one day or one weekend. The League refers to these initiatives as “Done In A Day” projects.
During the 2012-2013 year, the JLL will donate money and/or volunteers to the following events:
- Habitat for Humanity Bike Ride: August 18, 2012
- St. Vincent Catholic Charities Operation Backpack, August 27, 2012
- Sparrow's Women Working Wonders 5k/0k, September 9, 2012
- Habitat Construction Help, September 20, 2012
- Prima Civitas & Big Brother/Big Sisters Costume Drive (Fall 2012)
- Caring About Kids (Fall 2012)
- Ronald McDonald House Dinners (Winters 2013)
- Volunteers of America Soup Kitchen - meals (TBD)
- The Oldham Project (TDB)
If you would like your organization considered for a Done In A Day project for future years, contact our Done In A Day Chair or the Junior League office.
Click here to download detailed information regarding the above projects.
Other Community Service Projects
Kourageous Kids - This program offers families with children suffering from various cancers, as well as other life threatening illnesses, the opportunity to live a fantasy through portraiture. This program gives children the chance to have their photos taken with costumes, stuffed animals and other child-like creations while taking their minds off treatments and hospitals. Both of these programs are designed to raise awareness about the diseases as well has empower and embolden the powerful women, children and families who battle them.
Mittens for Michigan - The Junior League of Lansing is partnering with Jackson National Life and Lunch with a Purpose to collect mittens and other winter items such as hats and scarves. Items will be collected from December 1st through January 21st and all items collected will be donated to area charities to be provided to individuals and families in need in the Lansing area. The project is also a competition between the Junior League chapters throughout Michigan to see who can collect the most mittens and other winter items for their community.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - The Junior League of Lansing regularly helps with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Volunteers will have several different opportunities to help including: data entry prior to the event, decorating ribbons for the event, and help with registration and other tasks as needed on the day of the race.
Book Drive - March is Reading Month and to celebrate the Junior League of Lansing will be collecting new and gentlely used books to be donated to children in need in the Lansing area. We hope to collect enough books to give each child at a Lansing area school a book to encourage reading during spring break and the summer vacation. We also hope to provide some books to the Capital Area Literacy Coalition as well.