Our new Provisional year has officially begun! JOIN US!

Want to sign up for the 2017-2018 Junior League of Abilene year? Visit our Provisional Page to sign up and for more information on the Junior League of Abilene!

Abilene Gives! 

THANK YOU for helping the Junior League of Abilene raise funds for at least 45 children to get off of the waitlist for our Backpacks for Kids program (through the Food Bank of Abilene) to receive "backpacks" full of food each Friday. But, we still have 14 children that still need to be sponsored. DONATE NOW at the button below to help us have a waitlist free August come this next school year. Any amount helps, but by spending only $162.00 you can sponsor a student and feed that hungry child each weekend (plus extra food on holiday breaks) during the school year (one filled “backpack' costs $4.50). 

RHINESTONE DERBY

May 12, 2017. Rhinestone Derby will be graciously allowing JLA to have half of this year’s profits, but we need to recruit LOTS of cool people to come with us! All proceeds JLA collects will go towards our PAVE program. This last year, our PAVE program received triple the amount of requests as normal. The more people we have show up at Derby, the more nonprofits in town we can help! Check out the Facebook page here. Tickets can be purchased now through the Expo Center, here

 

 


Kids in the Kitchen

Empowering youth to adopt healthy eating habits by showing how to prepare healthy snacks and encouraging physical fitness. Read more.

Community Partners

Supporting the prevention of abuse and neglect of children in our community in a partnership with CPS. Read more.

Suds Buds

Providing basic hygiene items to students in 10 Title One elementary and Early Head Start schools in Taylor County. Read more.



  

PAVE

Providing Assitance & Volunteer Experience: Responding to various needs in the community through established non-profit agencies. Read more.

Actives, Sustainers and Little Leaguers of the Junior League of Abilene

Members gather together at the Abilene Civic Center to set up at our annual fundraiser Christmas Carousel.

  

 Junior League of Abilene Projects


                     

                  

 

Recent Awards 

The Top Hand by the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards

The Junior League of Abilene was named The Top Hand of the Year Award from the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards for our ability to help the foster children in our area.

Business of the Year by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council 

We were additionally honored to be the Business of the Year by the The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council’s Abilene Art Awards are given out each year to deserving volunteers from local art and cultural groups. The Junior League of Abilene was named the 2015 Outstanding Business Award for its “tremendous support of the arts in Abilene.” The Junior League has helped launch art programs in Abilene and partners annually with the ACAC for the Children’s Art & Literacy Festival. The group supports C.A.L.F. with grants and volunteers. This year, Junior League members helped with the various art activities at the dramatic readings done during the festival. The Abilene Reporter News reported on the event here.

In 1956, the Junior League of Abilene became a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), which began its “official” inception in Abilene. The League started out as the Abilene Junior Service League in 1948 and changed its name to the Junior League of Abilene in 1953. 

 

Community Impact

Interested in joining the Junior League? Learn More
 

PAVE (Providing Assistance & Volunteer Experience) 

The Junior League of Abilene responds to immediate short-term volunteer and financial needs in the community through established community non-profit agencies by providing financial (up to $1000) and volunteer assistance.

New Electronic PAVE Application Form

New Electronic PAVE Evaluation Report Form