Last night, the Junior League of Indianapolis hosted it’s annual meeting virtually. During the meeting we reflected on the 2019 – 2020 League year. Some highlights to note:
- Contributed $170k in community support between grants and Arts for Learning
- 800+ service hours
- The Arts for Learning committee supported arts in education programming to approximately 150 IPS students
- The Patachou committee served 2,500 scratch-made meals to Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) students at the MLK Center
- Community Impact Project (CIP) held 13 events serving 9 non-profit organizations
- Created a Covid-19 Response Taskforce
- The JLI made a donation to the Patachou Foundation. The donation covered the production of up to 6,000 meals for Indianapolis children and their families affected by the closure of IPS.
- JLI contributed to the People for Urban Progress (PUP) Indy Mask Project. Funds will support the production of 200 protective fabric masks for community health centers, childcare centers for families of first responders and long-term care facilities.
- Providing mask making training to members, who will be gathering virtually several times in the coming weeks to sew masks for Eskenazi Health
- Through our partnership with the Patachou Foundation, the JLI is participating in their Lunchbox Letters initiative that will place positive, encouraging letters in the scratch-made meals Patachou distributes to the community’s children.
Though the Covid-19 pandemic has hampered the JLI’s ability to physically serve in the community, our commitment remains the same! We are promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Thank you to our members and our community partners for a great year!