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Junior League of Fort Worth creates youth volunteer program

Written by Mindia Whittier

New initiative allows members and children to bond while giving back to the community.

The Junior League of Fort Worth (JLFW) has a new program that introduces children to volunteering and the League. Little Leaguers is open to youth of all ages who are affiliated with JLFW members, including children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors.

The goal of Little Leaguers is to share the Junior League of Fort Worth’s commitment to voluntarism and community improvement. It is also a way to improve children’s social skills, develop a sense of community, and teach the power of gratitude and empathy. 

The Little Leaguers program is comprised of three components: donations, service and education. Events are hosted for children to participate in volunteering and learning about the agency partner. Donations are collected prior to the event.

In its inaugural year, Little Leaguers have served The Welman Project, the JLFW Diaper Bank, the Ronald McDonald House, Meals on Wheels, ACH Child and Family Services, Community Storehouse, and Unbound.  Participants have donated almost 4,500 diapers, filled 100 reusable bags for new teachers, tied 30 fleece blankets, brought toys and gifts for a “Christmas House” at Community Store house, and created 40 bags for the women and children served at Unbound.

The Junior League of Fort Worth, Texas, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Agencies interested in partnering with the Little Leaguers are asked to contact the Junior League of Fort Worth.

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Mindia Whittier