Our Mission

The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. We've been "Serving, Strengthening, Sustaining the Community" for over 80 years.

Ready for Mistletoe & Moss

In the Spotlight

Read for the Record

As part of Read for the Record, Junior League members read "Bunny Cakes" to children October 21, 2014. Read for the Record recruits men and women volunteers to assist in setting a record of reading the same book all over the world. This year's book selection, "Bunny Cakes," features a children's character favorite, Max and Ruby. In 2013, Read for the Record broke the world record by reading with 2,462,860 adults and children around the world. We look forward to seeing what was accomplished in 2014.

Fit Kids

The Fit Kids program  finished a 6-week session at Oak Park Elementary. All of the 5th graders learned about eating healthy and staying active from the nutritionists of West Cal-Cam Hospital and personal trainers. Special guests included McNeese Women's Basketball players, McNeese Football players, the Cowgirl Kickers and even Miss Lake Charles. 

Mistletoe & Moss 2014

The market is only a few days away!  Online ticket sales are now closed, but tickets may be purchased  at our office at 1019 Lakeshore Drive between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm or at the Civic Center Box Office.

The market is only possible with the generous support of our donors. Please thank them by supporting their businesses! To view the list, click here.

We are so excited to have 82 merchants with half being new to the market and half being our favorite returning merchants!  Click here  to view the list of amazing merchants!

Community Impact

Impact Support

When non-profit agencies are limited in achieving their goals because of lack of manpower, this program provides a dedicated group of Junior League volunteers to work on a number of unrelated, short-term community projects. This committee is always looking for new ways to roll up their sleeves and get meaningful projects done…in a day! Find out more…

Branch Out & Grow

Providing grants to local educators and scholarships to high school seniors who show a passion for volunteerism.

Fostering Families

League members purchase, organize, and distribute personal care packages for children recently removed from their homes or newly placed in foster care.  The children remain nameless and faceless to the JLLC, but hold a special place in our hearts.

Healthy Choices

JLLC members strive to combat childhood obesity by empowering children to make healthy, nutritional choices.  The League's Healthy Choices Program is collaborating with Oak Park, Dolby and The Partnership for a Healthier SWLA to implement a six week Fitness and Nutrition program. 

Leadership Development

We are helping create a healthy and confident workforce.  The JLLC sponsored parental trainings at 2 local schools based on the "Leader in Me" curriculum which fosters leadership, character, and conflict resolution.

Liberty Belles

This is the League’s longest running community project. Members visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities a couple of times a year to sing and bring joy to residents.

  • Mistletoe and Moss

    Mark your calendards for November 20-22nd at the Lake Charles Civic Center!  General admission will be on Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am-8:00 pm.  Tickets are available at our office (1019 Lakeshore Drive) or at the Civic Center Box Office. 

  • JLLC Cookbooks

    Our cookbooks make great gifts!  Proceeds enable us to carry-out our mission and provide meaningful year-round community impact. Buy Now

  • Leaguers and Links

    Save the date for March 31, 2014 for our next tournament. Our 11th annual Leaguers & Links Golf Tournament was held on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L'Auberge. Click here to Learn more…

  • Grants and Scholarships

    The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. is proud to offer Branch Out and Grow Grants to educators and other Non-profit organizations as well as Scholarships to students each year.  Click here for more information. 

  • Kids in the Kitchen

    Junior Leagues in 4 countries work to address the urgent issues of poor nutrition and childhood obesity.  Click here to learn more.