PAVE – Providing Assistance and Volunteer Experience

About PAVE

Providing Assistance and Volunteer Experience (PAVE) is the League’s program to support non-profit agencies and outreach programs in Abilene through funding and/or volunteer hours. This project truly does “PAVE” the way for a better tomorrow for our community. PAVE has funded and/or provided volunteers for over 50 non-profit organizations in Abilene.

There are TWO JLA PAVE Applications: (1) a Grant (only) Application and (2) a Volunteer (only) Request Form.  Organizations that want a grant AND volunteers should fill out both forms.

Click here to explore how your organization can request a PAVE grant or PAVE volunteers.

2023-24 Selection Committee
Members who are serving on the committee this year include:

  • Melissa Yarbrough, PAVE Chairmen
  • Chelsea Rico
  • Alta Tarter

2022-23 PAVE Recipients
The Junior League of Abilene was able to provide $10,500 to local non-profit organizations in 2022-2023. These non-profit organizations include:

  • Abilene Zoological Society
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Big Country Aids Resources
  • Chorus Abilene
  • Communities in Schools
  • From Boys to Gentlemen
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Ortiz Elementary School
  • St. Vincent Ballet Folklorico
  • The Grace Museum
  • Young Audiences/Abilene Arts Alliance

We also provided trained Junior League Volunteers to the following organizations:

  • Abilene Chamber of Commerce
  • Abilene Zoological Society
  • Children’s Arts & Literacy Festival (C.A.L.F.)
  • Dia del Nino (Day of the child)
  • Otiz Elementary School
  • Stick Horses & Capes
  • The Grace Museum

Note: If you received funds and/or volunteers in 2022-23, please complete an online evaluation form. Click here to submit your evaluation form online.