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Blogging JLCR: Impact

President Maria Sanchez-Masi was a part of JLCR’s October Done-in-a-Day volunteer project with Habitat for Humanity’s Women’ Build project. These are her reflections from the morning of service.  A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days that made me want to shout from the rooftops how much I love Junior League. I spent the morning participating in our October Done in a Day activity: We...

JLCR Donates Clothes for Metro Threads

Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) members participated in a clothing drive in January called Metro Threads, which benefits students at Metro High School as they prepare to enter the workforce. The drive was one of JLCR’s Done in a Day (DIAD) projects, which are community service projects that are done one day out of every month from September through May. At the January General Membership Meeting JLCR members...

Donations Benefit CrossRoads Mission

Another successful Done In a Day (DIAD) project has been completed! DIADs are JLCR’s smaller community service projects that are done one day out of every month from September through May. During November’s DIAD, JLCR members donated an abundance of items to CrossRoads Mission in Cedar Rapids including toilet paper, diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and formula. According to Missy Dennis, DIAD...

Junior League Assists Four Oaks PHASE Program

Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) has completed its first Done In a Day (DIAD) project of the 2010-2011 year. DIADs are JLCR community service projects that members participate in one day every month from September through May. On Saturday Sept. 18, JLCR held our first volunteer event with the Four Oaks PHASE Program. Four Oaks’ mission is to assure children become successful adults. It is a place where...

Valentine's Skating Party – Families Helping Families

Families Helping Families First Annual Valentine’s Skating Party will be held at the Super Skate 5100 Northland Ave NE, CR from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  The skate includes:  free admission and skate rental, free pizza and pop, free valentine’s cards for children to make and a ton of fun! Admission is free to all children in Family Foster Care, suitable relative care and the families caring for them.  Please register...

Do 3 Good Deeds

What better way to kick off the new year than with a twist on the usual DIAD?  Add doing three good deeds during the month of January to your list of resolutions and you’ll have achieved success before you know it!  Each week throughout January we will be offering a way to give back to the community in very different capacities. Week 1- Head Start New Year’s Party Help a child celebrate the...

Waypoint’s Wonderland

The holidays are a welcoming time for most, but for many in need it can be a challenging time of year. There are thousands of families in our community who are in need — living in a homeless shelter….seeking refuge from domestic violence….or who are nearly-homeless and living paycheck to paycheck. Some families may receive support from a friend or family member, others receive help from human service...

Tanager Place Coat Drive

Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) is proud to partner with Tanager Place to collect winter clothing for children in need.   With the winter season approaching, Tanager Place, a non-profit children’s agency, is in need of winter items for the 68 children they serve on their campus, located in southwest Cedar Rapids.   Tanager Place is asking for support from Junior League to embrace this cause by...

19th Annual Especially for You Race

Over 30,000 plus individuals participated in Mercy Hospital’s Especially for You Race.  JLCR had 36 people participate raising $660.00 for Breast Cancer Research. CONGRATULATIONS to those who participated! First Place:       Megan Murray  20:24 Kari Kempf:       6th Age Group/ 30th Overall Kristin Roberts: 5th Age Group/31st Overall Ann Oleson:      7th Age Group/35th Overall Liz Wardzinski: ...

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