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Posted by Beth McDougall | Jul 28th, 2014
Every Thursday in August we are collaborating with the group Matthew 25 washing and prepping vegetables for their Thursday evening produce sale. Shifts are available from 10am – 12pm & 12-2pm at their Matthew 25 main office (201 Third Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404) . Anyone is welcome to help out, for as many shifts as they can.
Why Matthew 25? Learn more about this great neighborhood revitalizing...
Posted by liserickson | Oct 28th, 2013
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...
Posted by Cari Foss | Feb 14th, 2011
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...
Posted by Cari Foss | Dec 6th, 2010
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...
Posted by Cari Foss | Sep 19th, 2010
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...
Posted by Sheri Melby | Feb 1st, 2010
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...
Posted by Kati Davis | Jan 27th, 2010
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...
Posted by admin | Dec 27th, 2009
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...
Posted by Kati Davis | Nov 10th, 2009
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...
Posted by admin | Oct 12th, 2009
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: ...