History of the Junior League of Bronxville

 

The Junior League of Bronxville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Bronxville serves the communities of Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Yonkers and Mount Vernon in Southern Westchester County, New York.

Beginning in 1924, a group of Junior League members who had moved from other communities to Bronxville began meeting regularly at each other’s homes to sew layettes. In 1948 they joined the Association of Junior Leagues International and became incorporated as “The Junior League of Bronxville” . Since that time, the women of “The Junior League of Bronxville have been volunteering their time and talents to improve the lives of women, children, families, and the elderly through advocacy work, public policy, program development, direct care, community wide events, fund raising, a discretionary grant program, scholarships, and awards.

Throughout its history, The JLB has endeavored to create and support cutting edge programs and services in our communities. Here is just a sampling of our good works throughout our sixty years of service.

The Stork Exchange, Pennywise and Pennypincher consignment shops

Greyston Family Inn and Music and Movement programs

Lawrence Hospital Mobile Library Cart, Gift Shop, Information Desk

Children’s Literacy through World Cultures

RECYCLE! A community –wide recycling program

The Tree House for the Bereavement Center of Westchester

Operation Safe Smiles – Child Identification Program

Women’s Cancer Support

Eastchester Community Action Project

Done – In –A –Day/ Done –In-A- Night

Meals on Wheels Ageless Friends

Mount Vernon Head Start Bookmaking

Wartburg Adult Care