Junior League of Collin County

Junior League of Collin County The Junior League of Collin County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
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The Junior League of Collin County, is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the pote...
12/07/2020

The Junior League of Collin County, is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Tune into our virtual prospective members info sessions on Tuesday, December 8 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm or Saturday, December 12 from 10:00-11:00 am. Register here! http://ow.ly/qcva50CEcUW

Hear from Jeri Chambers, former JLCC Community Impact Strategic Director and current Plano Independent School District B...
12/03/2020

Hear from Jeri Chambers, former JLCC Community Impact Strategic Director and current Plano Independent School District Board Trustee, Communities Foundation of Texas employee, and dedicated volunteer in the Plano Chamber of Commerce's most recent podcast episode.

We are so proud that one of our valuable #jlcollincounty leaders will be recognized as the 2020 Citizen of the Year!

Listen as our hosts, Kelle Marsalis (President & CEO) and Lissa Smith (Chair of the Board), welcome Jeri Chambers to the podcast. In addition to her role with Communities Foundation of Texas, Jeri is also a dedicated community volunteer and the Plano Chamber's 2020 Citizen of the Year.

This episode explores Jeri's history of service to our community, the amazing work being done by Communities Foundation of Texas, and the lead up to Best of Plano (December 9), where we will celebrate Jeri as our Citizen of the Year!

Now there are THREE ways to listen!
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What a year it’s been! As we reflect back on 2020, we are reminded that living the value of service empowers each one of...
12/02/2020

What a year it’s been! As we reflect back on 2020, we are reminded that living the value of service empowers each one of us to be a catalyst for lasting community change. Though this year looked a bit different than years past, our League continues to be dedicated to making an impact through its work in Collin County. #JLBetterTogether #JuniorLeague #JLCollinCounty

Today is #GivingTuesday! When you support the Junior League of Collin County on #GivingTuesday, you support women leader...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday! When you support the Junior League of Collin County on #GivingTuesday, you support women leaders making a difference in our community. Please give today! http://ow.ly/farY50BOo2H #JLBetterTogether #JuniorLeague #JLGives

Just a reminder… tomorrow, December 1, is #GivingTuesday! When you support Junior League of Collin County on Giving Tues...
11/30/2020

Just a reminder… tomorrow, December 1, is #GivingTuesday! When you support Junior League of Collin County on Giving Tuesday, you are supporting hundreds of women on their leadership journey. Help our League support even more women to do the same! We are better together. http://ow.ly/NhI350BOnZa #JLBetterTogether #JuniorLeague #JLGives #JLCollinCounty

Today, don't forget to shop local! Small businesses account for about 99.7% of all business in the US. They donate 250% ...
11/28/2020

Today, don't forget to shop local! Small businesses account for about 99.7% of all business in the US. They donate 250% more than large businesses to local causes and nonprofits. Follow this link to find more information about Small Business Saturday: http://ow.ly/ImcQ50CwCRl

#ShopSmall #ShopLocal #JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague #SmallBusinessSaturday

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Council members! #jlcollincounty #juniorlea...
11/27/2020

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Council members! #jlcollincounty #juniorleague #volunteerleaders #collincounty

From all of us at JLCC, we are incredibly thankful for our friends, family, and supporters for all of the love we have r...
11/26/2020

From all of us at JLCC, we are incredibly thankful for our friends, family, and supporters for all of the love we have received and continue to receive. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Congratulations to #JLCollinCounty member and community leader, Kelley Thomas, for this fantastic feature from Plano Mag...
11/23/2020
People of Plano: Meet Education Advocate Kelley Thomas - Plano Magazine

Congratulations to #JLCollinCounty member and community leader, Kelley Thomas, for this fantastic feature from Plano Magazine.

"I decided to participate in Junior League of Collin County because they raise up female leaders by encouraging their development and volunteer efforts. I served on the PISD Family Literacy volunteer group and was on the Collin County Council on Family Violence's conference planning committee. This year I am the public affairs chair for JLCC."

Kelley was recently honored with the Heroes for Children award for her work with PTA.

We are a community of women devoted to community spirit and service. Your donation today helps the Junior League of Coll...
11/18/2020

We are a community of women devoted to community spirit and service. Your donation today helps the Junior League of Collin County make our community stronger. Please give generously to support our efforts leading up to #GivingTuesday on December 1! http://ow.ly/Atgm50BOnO9 #JLGives #JLCollinCounty

Happy birthday to the trailblazer who founded what is later known as #AJLI, Ms. Mary Harriman. Without her, #JLCC would ...
11/17/2020

Happy birthday to the trailblazer who founded what is later known as #AJLI, Ms. Mary Harriman. Without her, #JLCC would not be where it is today. We are forever thankful for her and all she has done for women throughout the world. #MaryHarriman #JLCollinCounty #JLCC

Thanks to the #AssociationofFundraisingProfessionals, National Philanthropy Day has been developed to celebrate the impa...
11/15/2020

Thanks to the #AssociationofFundraisingProfessionals, National Philanthropy Day has been developed to celebrate the impact that philanthropy and fundraising have created in our world! Thank you to all of our friends who have given time, money, or other resources to impact their communities. #NationalPhilanthropyDay #JLCollinCounty #JLGives

Time is running out to buy Neath the Wreath raffle tickets for 1 of 3 great prizes! Buy now: 1 ticket for $25 and 5 for ...
11/15/2020

Time is running out to buy Neath the Wreath raffle tickets for 1 of 3 great prizes! Buy now: 1 ticket for $25 and 5 for $100! The drawing is TODAY at 4 PM! one.bidpal.net/ntw/custom/custom2

#neaththewreath #JLCollinCounty #jlccntw #ntwhomefortheholidays

JLCC wishes all of our friends and family a happy Diwali! #JLCollinCounty #Diwali2020
11/14/2020

JLCC wishes all of our friends and family a happy Diwali! #JLCollinCounty #Diwali2020

The Junior League of Collin County is honored and humbled to work with so many partners to better our community for ever...
11/12/2020

The Junior League of Collin County is honored and humbled to work with so many partners to better our community for everyone. In honor of #GivingTuesday2020 coming up on December 1, please join us in our work by making a contribution today. None of us can do it alone! https://www.jlcollincounty.org/support_us/donate/ #JLGives #JLCollinCounty

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11/12/2020

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Thank you to all of the veterans who have served our country, granting us the freedom that we have today! #JLCollinCount...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all of the veterans who have served our country, granting us the freedom that we have today! #JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague #VeteransDay

Are you interested in joining the Junior League of Collin County? Are you looking for ways to get involved, build and st...
11/10/2020

Are you interested in joining the Junior League of Collin County? Are you looking for ways to get involved, build and strengthen your leadership skills, as well as meet new people within the community? Tune into our virtual prospective members info sessions on Saturday , November 14 from 10-11 am or Tuesday, November 17 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Register here! http://ow.ly/h6ZD50Cg7eC

#GivingTuesday takes place this year on December 1, but it’s never too early to show your support for our League. Your g...
11/04/2020

#GivingTuesday takes place this year on December 1, but it’s never too early to show your support for our League. Your gift impacts more than 200 Members in our community. Together, we will help make lasting change. Give today and be part of the movement. https://www.jlcollincounty.org/support_us/donate/ #JLBetterTogether #JLGives #JLCollinCounty

There are only 3 hours to go until polling locations close. However, as long as you're in line BEFORE 7:00 PM, you will ...
11/03/2020

There are only 3 hours to go until polling locations close. However, as long as you're in line BEFORE 7:00 PM, you will still be able to vote, even if you don't get to the front of the line until after 7 PM.

Voting is your chance to choose and to weigh in on the issues that matter most to you. VOTE411.org/Texas

#Vote2020 #JLCCVotes #JLCollinCounty #VoteTexas

Every single vote matters. Today is election day! The officials you vote into office determine policies on immigration reform, jobs, health care, education and more.
Voting is your chance to choose and to weigh in on the issues that matter most to you.
#BeATexasVoter in the #TXElection! #EmpoweringVoters #DefendingDemocracy
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It's Election Day! No matter your views, please make sure you are exercising your right to go out and vote! Find your ne...
11/03/2020

It's Election Day! No matter your views, please make sure you are exercising your right to go out and vote! Find your nearest polling location and build your ballot at Vote411.org/Texas. Remember: if you're in line before 7 PM, STAY IN LINE to vote. #JLCollinCounty #ElectionDay #JLCCVotes #JLVotes

It's Election Day and #JLCollinCounty members want to remind you to VOTE. Polling locations are open from 7 AM - 7 PM an...
11/03/2020

It's Election Day and #JLCollinCounty members want to remind you to VOTE. Polling locations are open from 7 AM - 7 PM and you must be in line before 7 PM to cast your ballot. Find your nearest polling location, build your ballot, and get more info at Vote411.org/Texas. #Vote2020 #TexasVotes #JLCCVotes #CollinCountyVotes

Today is the LAST DAY to vote early in the 2020 Election! Visit Vote411.org/Texas to find the polling location closest t...
10/30/2020

Today is the LAST DAY to vote early in the 2020 Election! Visit Vote411.org/Texas to find the polling location closest to you (you can vote anywhere in your county), view ALL of the offices on your ballot, and review the approved photo ID to bring in order to vote.

Tip: Avoid the Election Day lines and vote TODAY. Anyone in line at their polling location before 7 PM will be able to vote, even if you have to wait longer to get to the ballot box. #JLCCVotes #VoteTexas #GOTV #CollinCountyVotes #JLCollinCounty

According to the TX Secretary of State, over 50% of registered Texas voters have participated in early voting so far
EARLY VOTING ENDS ON OCT 30!!!
https://earlyvoting.texas-election.com/Elections/getElectionDetails.do
#BeATexasVoter

As we close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we commend all Junior Leagues and their community partners who are wo...
10/28/2020

As we close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we commend all Junior Leagues and their community partners who are working year-round to bring awareness to this important issue and to empower and support survivors. https://www.ajli.org/?nd=p-do-comm-ip-dom-violence #DVAM2020 #DVAM #JLBetterTogether #JLCollinCounty

10/26/2020

Only 5 days left of Early Voting! Join our members as #JLCCVotes in this election. Your vote is your voice! Early Voting runs through THIS Friday, October 30. Each Early Voting location is open from 7 AM - 7 PM. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 from 7 AM - 7 PM.

Get more info at one of the following: http://ow.ly/zLxa50C2Eo2 or http://ow.ly/4Q4a50C2Eo3 to compare candidates and build your ballot in advance.

#jlcollincounty #CollinCountyVotes #TexasVotes #juniorleague #JLBetterTogether

There are unique barriers to voting experienced by survivors of intimate partner violence. From fear of potential retali...
10/21/2020

There are unique barriers to voting experienced by survivors of intimate partner violence. From fear of potential retaliation to privacy concerns, some survivors face a unique set of obstacles that prevent them from making their voices heard at the voting booth. Since 1999, the state of California has run the “Safe at Home” program to ensure that victims of domestic violence and human trafficking have a mailing address that enables them to vote by mail confidentially. Learn more: http://ow.ly/ymuE50BM7Iu #JLBetterTogether #JuniorLeague #JLCollinCounty

Early Voting continues today through October 30! Don't forget to research your ballot and bring your photo ID! For more ...
10/19/2020

Early Voting continues today through October 30! Don't forget to research your ballot and bring your photo ID! For more info: vote411.org/Texas #JLCCVotes #VoteTexas #GOTV #CollinCountyVotes #LWVTexas

Picture of our 2019-20 President Melanie Perkins

Together, we are working towards bringing awareness and ending world hunger. #WorldFoodDay #JLCollinCounty #JLCC #Junior...
10/16/2020

Together, we are working towards bringing awareness and ending world hunger. #WorldFoodDay #JLCollinCounty #JLCC #JuniorLeague

Trained advocates are available at the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the...
10/14/2020

Trained advocates are available at the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. If you or someone you know needs help, get connected to local resources and information (resources for US, Canada, Mexico, and UK included): https://www.ajli.org/?nd=p-do-comm-ip-dom-violence#ncadv #DVAM2020 #DVAM #JLBetterTogether #JLCollinCounty

Early Voting in Texas starts TODAY, October 13 through October 30. Election Day is November 3. Make an informed decision...
10/13/2020

Early Voting in Texas starts TODAY, October 13 through October 30. Election Day is November 3. Make an informed decision and compare candidates on your ballot through http://ow.ly/rF1x50BRcpF. You can also check your voter registration, find the polling location nearest you, and review voter ID regulations before arriving.

Tip: Bring a piece of paper with your candidates listed into the voting booth. You can't use your phone, but you can expedite the process with a pre-written list.

#JLCCVotes #jlcollincounty #LWVTexas #CollinCountyVotes #GOTV

Happy birthday to our former first lady who was instrumental in human rights achievements. Referred to as the "First Lad...
10/11/2020

Happy birthday to our former first lady who was instrumental in human rights achievements. Referred to as the "First Lady of the World", Eleanor Roosevelt has been key in advancing the rights of women. #JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague #EleanorRoosevelt

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10/10/2020

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence affects millions of people in the United States ...
10/09/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence affects millions of people in the United States and around the world each year. Data from the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) indicate that in the U.S., about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Join us throughout the month as we share information and resources about this important issue. #DVAM2020 #DVAM #JLBetterTogether #JLCollinCounty

Our members volunteered with this socially-distanced Done in a Day project to make masks for Frisco Family Services clie...
10/08/2020

Our members volunteered with this socially-distanced Done in a Day project to make masks for Frisco Family Services clients! Our community service never ends, even if we can only be there in spirit, not in person.

#maskup #JLCollinCounty #volunteerism #friscotx #pivot

Thank you Junior League of Collin County for making masks for our clients! 🙏🎉👍🙌#thursdaymotivation #masks

10/07/2020
Plano Independent School District

Congratulations to Kelley Thomas, a JLCC Member, immediate past president of the Plano ISD Council of PTAs, and District 12's 2020 Heroes for Children Award recipient! This award, presented by the Texas State Board of Education, is presented annually with only one recipient per Texas' 15 districts.

Kelley Thomas, immediate past president of the Plano Council of PTAs, was honored by the Board of Trustees tonight for being named District 12’s 2020 Heroes for Children Award recipient by the State Board of Education (SBOE). Congratulations!

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In New York City at the turn of the century, there was an enormous social divide between the rich and the poor. Immigrant children living on the streets were suffering from disease and hunger. Mary Harriman, a socially prominent 18 year-old, was moved by the horrific conditions around her. Mobilizing 80 other young women, she founded the Junior League. By 1921, more than 40 Leagues were formed across the country and joined together to establish the Association of Junior Leagues. The League members cared for children, taught classes, and improved sanitation conditions. With each passing year, the Junior League movement grew. A similar desire to improve the community prompted 13 women to form the Plano Service League in May 1976. Dynamic leaders such as Florence Shapiro, Joan Biggerstaff, Carolyn Dickey, Mary Nell Jackson, Pat Evans, and Jeri Haggard helped the organization establish administrative committees, develop projects, and focus on fundraising events. Their service to the community began with Dental Care for underprivileged children and volunteering at the Swine Flu Clinic. In 1980, the League voted to pursue membership into the Association of Junior Leagues (AJL), which later became the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). In February 1984, the Plano Service League became the Junior League of Plano (JLP), the 255th League in AJLI. Many outstanding projects have been researched, developed, and implemented throughout the Junior League of Plano’s 33 years of service. Through various community projects, the League has been instrumental in bringing dynamic and national leaders to speak to our community. Ross Perot addressed the issue of substance abuse in 1980. The League provided a feasibility study for a juvenile justice center and was honored that Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, dedicated the center in 1983. Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, noted Texas author, dedicated the Sesquicentennial Park Plaza in Downtown Plano in 1985. Congressman Dick Armey was a featured speaker for a citywide drug rally in 1986. And in 2002 and in 2005, Anita Perry, the First Lady of Texas, addressed the community and League members about family violence. The Junior League of Plano sponsored the first Project Graduation in 1982. We also established and funded the Volunteer Center of Collin County in 1983. In 1992, the League contributed over $50,000 for research and start-up costs for the Children’s Advocacy Center. The Collin County Council of Family Violence and the Sci-Tech Discovery Center were initiatives of the League begun in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Other projects over the years have included “Hip, Hip for Gray” Senior Citizens Craft Fair, CPR classes, Drug Puppet Show, Plano War on Drugs, Vision Screening, Project LEAD, WHO, Teen Adventure Program, Heard Natural Science Museum, and many others. Early fundraisers such as the Heritage Farmstead Luncheons and Plano’s first Gala, “A Touch of Country”, raised much-needed funds for the organization. The Plano Golf Classic contributed funds for three years, as well. Our popular golf tournament is now an annual fundraiser in the Spring. In 1989, the annual “Trinkets to Treasures” Rummage Sale was introduced, and continues to be very successful. In 1996, the League launched their first holiday gift market, “‘Neath the Wreath”. The American Girl Fashion Show is combined with the gift market for a fantastic holiday venture. Lone Star to Five Star, an award-winning cookbook, was written and published by the League in 2003. Since its inception, the JLP has raised more than $2.5 million for our community through fundraising efforts. These funds have been used for more than 50 projects that serve the citizens across North Texas. Approximately 900 women in the League have contributed more than 285,000 volunteer hours to their community of Collin County. Our members are dedicated to bettering life in Collin County by promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of our trained volunteers.

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Is anyone having issues logging into the GMM on Zoom right now? It keeps saying my code is invalid???
I am posting because Toys for Tots Collin County needs your help. As you can imagine the need is greater than in year's past. We are in serious shortage of infant toys and we are also looking for volunteers for the warehouse to help sort the toys. Our warehouse is located in Plano in the old Office Max store off Central expressway. Let me know if you can help either donating toys, money to buy toys or volunteer. Thank you.
Here are some great tips for talking to kids about COVID-19.
Join Senator Paxton on Thursday, April 30 at 11 AM as she hosts a discussion with medical professionals from SD 8 on the State of Patient Care: What was, what is, and what shall be. To register, go to
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The Community Non-Profit Excellence Workshop that was planned for today at 9 am has had to be canceled. We hope to see you at our next workshop on Thursday, November 14.
FVC works with Greg Willis and the DA's office through our involvement with CCCFV. I can personally vouch for what incredible people they are to work with. They have an opening for an Executive Assistant and they are so impressed with the women of JLCC that they asked us to post this position. I think this would be a fabulous job. Do you have a passion for public service? Are you looking to make a difference in your community while working in a fast-paced and exciting legal environment? The Collin County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a highly motivated, experienced professional to serve as Executive Assistant to the District Attorney. The ideal candidate will exhibit professionalism and possess exceptional interpersonal skills; will proficiently collaborate and delegate duties; will demonstrate high-level multi-tasking abilities; and will bring strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills to the Office of the District Attorney. Daily tasks include managing sensitive confidential correspondence, executive scheduling, project coordination, and frequent interaction with community leaders and elected officials. Prior executive assistant experience, legal background, and previous business, management, or other related coursework are preferred for this position, though not required. Collin County offers a competitive compensation package including generous retirement and insurance benefits. Additional details can be found here:
Saw this article today and wanted to share. Even though it is about the UK, we can relate with our "Women Helping Women" campaign.
Today at a Plano Chamber meeting, a representative from the Veterans Center told us about a veteran and her family that they had helped find a home. The vet is in need of kitchen items. I donated a gift card from Hope's Door. If you have something to donate or would like to do a gift car, you can take it to the Veterans Center. Thanks
Good Morning, I am very interested in joining. I am a former member of the New Iberia, LA chapter prior to relocating to McKinney. I registered for tomorrow's event but my cheer squad is already volunteering at the Air Challenge event. Can someone reach out to me and possibly provide information regarding joining? I really miss it and look forward to hearing back from a representative :) TY
Get your tickets today for Junior League of Collin County's night at the ballpark on May 19th!
Hello All! My name is Alex and I am with the Frisco RoughRiders. You all are invited to Junior League of Collin County's Night at the Ballpark on Saturday, May 19th! Below is a link for you all to go through and purchase your own tickets. Each ticket comes with unlimited hot dogs, brats, peanuts, chips and Dr Pepper products from 6:00 - 8:30 pm as well as a $10 concession credit and a RoughRiders souvenir for $25! We look forward to having you all out!