We welcome you to join the Junior League of South Bend! For more than 70 years, we have been both a powerful organization of trained women volunteers and a vital part of the community philanthropy, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.Learn More
Consider partnering with an organization that has been the pinnacle of many tide changing and vital changes within our community since 1927. By doing so, you join a powerful Junior League movement that has a long history of commitment to the South Bend community. It is our belief that when our Members are immersed in the community, we become more educated in helping to identify projects that will benefit the community the most. Your involvement supports the foundation for real, lasting change. It is our belief that when our Members are immersed in the community, we become more educated in helping to identify projects that will benefit the community the most.Learn More
Since 1979 and sales of 50,000, the Nutbread and Nostalgia cookbook had sold out by the mid-2000s. This cookbook had been distributed to 100 local merchants and was featured in trade shows by The Junior League of South Bend members. Members gifted this celebrated book to families and friends throughout the country.
In honor of the Junior League of South Bend’s 75th Anniversary, Nutbread and Nostalgia returns by popular demand with it’s 75th Anniversary reprinting!
Past published reviews of Nutbread and Nostalgia included consumer descriptions as “5 stars,” “A Treasure,” “Classic,” and “A Must-Have Cookbook.” A range of cuisines with top recipes from Junior League of South Bend members and the local community were prepared in their homes and taste tested several times by other individuals.
Treasured past recipes were combined with modern conveniences. The charm of this cookbook (just over 300 pages) is captured in the simple, homestyle Midwestern recipes, many of which were handed down from generation to generation. More modern recipes complemented the collection in this cookbook. Sections include: hors d’oeuvres and appetizers; beverages; brunch and luncheon dishes; soups and sandwiches; breads; salads and salad dressings; poultry and game; fish and seafood; menus; beef and veal; lamb and pork; vegetable and side dishes; desserts; cakes; pies; cookies, candies and condiments; substitutions; metric and equivalents; acknowledgements; and an index.
Contributors of treasured vintage photographs include local community members, The Northern Indiana Historical Museum, and the Library of Congress. Midwest living near the 20th Century is depicted through sepia images and appropriate quotations that capture “unique warmth and spirit of Americana.”
Click here to purchase your Nutbread and Nostalgia cookbook https://members.jlsouthbend.org/?nd=store
The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an campaign that aims to bring awareness of neighbors in our community facing distress, whether it be poverty, violence, or inequality. Started by the Junior League of London in 2014, the initiative is now growing in communities stateside.
Participants wear one black dress, or other black attire, for five consecutive days to highlight the effect distressful situations can have on one’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities. Each participant will use social media to increase community awareness and drive online donations through a fundraising site.
Funds raised from the campaign will directly impact our community through supporting the mission of JLSB: 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.
The Junior League of South Bend’s third annual Little Black Dress Initiative will be held March 18-22, 2019. Donate today!
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