The Junior League of Longview partnered with First Baptist Church of Longview and Buckner Children and Family Services for our annual School Supply Train. Over 3200backpacks filled with supplies are provided to qualified children. The project allows the children to start the school year with age appropriate supplies, higher self-esteem and positive attitude. In addition to school supplies, several services are offered free of charge...Read more
The goal of the Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported internationally by over 200 Junior Leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This year the Kids in the Kitchen committee is working with local schools in developing a garden and learning about...Read more
Done-In-A-Day is a series of concentrated projects that provide assistance to non-profit agencies by offering volunteers for community-based events on a short-term basis. Our League Members assist local organizations and service agencies through hands-on volunteer work. All projects selected meet a community need and relate to the Junior League’s mission. The League enjoys partnering with local agencies and our members enjoy the variety the...Read more
Helping Hands is the Junior League of Longview’s newest project, and, as it title suggest, lends helping hands to poverty related organizations around our community on a monthly basis. They serve meals and volunteereed at organizations such as Newgate Ministries, HiWay 80 Rescue Mission, Hope Haven, Meals on Wheels and other outreach programs. In addition to serving, League members create fun ways to play with the children and brighten the...Read more
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|Target Area: Children
Art In Schools Art enrichment studies have been proven to increase ability to communicate effectively, improve attitudes toward school and improve ability to work on tasks from start to finish. This enrichment plan would allow volunteers to create four art projects and present them to the children.
|Artsview Children’s Theatre
Artsview Children’s Theatre serves as a facilitator of an outreach program which offers live theater opportunities to school children in the greater Longview area.
|Buckner Summer Day Camp
Buckner’s Summer Day Camp serves elementary and middle school children with an opportunity to attend a week long camp at a reduced cost. Volunteers will assist staff in teaching, leading outdoor activities and serving lunch. Funding will provide training, transportation, meals and supplies.
|Hallsville ISD – Bobcat Packpacks for Kids This project provides nutritional meals and snacks on weekends for youth whose primary source of food is the school cafeteria.|
|The Crisman School/Expansion and Renovation
Funding is to be used to renovate current facilities to accomodate their increasing and continued growth. The expansion will provide more classrooms as well as a science lab.
|Spring Hill High School Leaders Core
Funding for a Sprayground in North Longview.
|Junior League of Longview School Supply Train
School Supply Train allows many needy children to start the school year with higher self esteem and a positive attitude with quality school supplies. Volunteers will research supply needs, negotiate their purchase, fill backpacks and distribute them. Funding will be used to purchase school supplies.
|Longview Museum of Fine Arts Summer Arts Program
The Museum’s mission is to encourage art appreciation and the education of its merits to all members of the community regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status or age. With this goal in mind, LMFA strives to offer creative studies in a family-oriented environment by providing hands-on classes for students of all ages. Funding will provide art scholarships for local children and help to purchase tables, storage boxes and art supplies.
|Women’s Center of East Texas, Inc.
Funding for Dixie Playground Equipment. The Women’s Center is relocating and the current playground equipment could not be moved. The funding will provide a Drive and Learn, Fire truck, Helicopter, Playhouse, Seesaw, Spring Ride and Spring Truck.
|Longview Teen Court
Teen Court is an alternative sentencing program for youth ages 11-17 who receive minor traffic tickets or Class C misdemeanor citations. Volunteers supervise the juries in the jury rooms and courtroom. Funding will be used for program expenses.
Community Partners for Children Rainbow Room
A volunteer affiliate of Child Protective Services, Community Partners provides assistance to abused or neglected children in Gregg County. The Rainbow Room is an emergency resource to provide immediate assistance to children and families. Funding will purchase bed and school uniforms for children in the foster care system.
|East Texas Child Advocates /Lifeline for Kids
East Texas Child Advocates’ mission is to “make a difference in the lives of children” by meeting the needs of abused and neglected children and their families in a warm, non-threatening environment. Funding will be used to help in the recruiting and training of volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care, to collaborate with law enforcement in solving sexual violations against children, and to provide supervised visitations for non-custodial parents to visit with their children.
| Target Area: WomenHabitat for Humanity Women-Build Home
This project will provide a low-income family decent, affordable housing. Volunteers will work in all phases of construction. Funding will be used for building materials.
| Heart’s Way Hospice
The goal of Heart’s Way Hospice is to offer those with terminal illnesses the opportunity to stay in their home during their final days. Volunteers will serve as bereavement volunteers dedicated to making five (5) contacts with a set group of people whose loved one was served by Hospice. This organized activity is a Medicare requirement and will be done by phone and handwritten notes at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months following death.
|Junior League of Longview Done in a Day
Volunteers will be available on short term notice to help meet a variety of community needs.
|Junior League of Longview Women’s Career Closet
The Women’s Career Closet of the Junior League of Longview will provide interview-appropriate attire to low-income women who are entering or returning to the workplace in order to reward those who have demonstrated initiative to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Volunteers will work in the Career Closet in all aspects of operation. Funding will help cover the operating costs of the Career Closet and purchase clothing..
|East Texas Literacy Council/Family Literacy This project will target low literacy level mothers of pre-school and school age children who need to improve their own literacy levels and learn effective methods of reading to their children. Backpacks and books for children, a teaching video for mothers and for literacy instruction for the mothers.|
The School Supply Train project has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. In addition to providing children with quality school supplies, we were able to offer hair cuts, & eye exams thanks to many businesses and individuals. We were also able to offer a teacher line in which we distributed supplies to teachers that they would have likely ended up having to purchase themselves. The Bargain Box generously supplied “extra special” teacher bags! Approximately 2700 backpacks were distributed this year to individuals and over the next few days an additional 1300 backpacks to donated to area schools.Read more
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9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1109 Fourth Street – P.O. Box 866
Longview, Texas 75606-0866
(903) 757-5746 – Fax
League Office Manager