The Junior League of South Bend, 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.
Focus: Early Childhood Development
JLSB has developed three models for partnering with local organizations as we stay true to our Mission of developing the potential of women, impacting the community and promoting volunteerism. Agency applications are available for download in the following areas:
Done-In-A-Day (DIAD) Application
Board Representation Application
The Community Research Committee will be offering two open house opportunities for any community agency to discuss questions/concerns that you might have about the project application process. Please join us at the May House, 130 Park Lane, South Bend, IN 46601 on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Noon, or 5:30 p.m. You can contact Laura Schaefer Hyde at email@example.com for your reservation.
It's not just the training opportunities in community leadership. It's not just the insight you'll gain into our community's needs or the relationships you'll build while developing solutions. Read more
Children Around the Table
New Members volunteer in the community to make a difference in early childhood development. Clients are served at local nonprofit agencies like the YWCA, The Ronald McDonald Family Room, St. Margaret’s House, Bridges Out Of Poverty, St. Joseph County Public Library and Logan Center. Read more
Princess for a Night
JLSB makes an impact with the Done in a Day program. Trained volunteers tackle one-day initiatives such as “Princess for a Night” with Ziker Cleaners. In 2014, nearly 200 local high school girls selected free prom dresses from the hundreds of dresses that were donated for this event. Read more
Initiatives with community partners have made a lasting impact. The Community Garden at the Center for the Homeless transformed an urban wasteland into a beautiful garden space that now produces food for the kitchen JLSB founded more than 20 years ago. Guests of the Center enjoy gardening and special events in the garden. Read more
Please note that The Junior League of South Bend, Inc. will not be holding a Thrift Shop event in 2014. Read More
Holiday Ball has been a tradition since 1928. It is one of our major fund raising events of the year, and the proceeds go to benefit our current projects. Read More
Chefs' Showcase is a joint fundraiser between us and the South Bend Chapter of the American Culinary Association. Read More
Help strengthen us and our commitment to our community by contributing a gift or memorial. Read More