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 more than 80 years.

In the Spotlight

Della Krause Thielen Voluntarism Award

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Della Krause Thielen Voluntarism Award. Since 1994, the Della Krause Thielen Voluntarism Award has been given to honor an individual’s or organization’s exceptional and sustained contributions through voluntarism. This award, established by Della K. Thielen’s family and administered through the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., embodies Mrs. Thielen’s own outstanding commitment to voluntarism. Nomination forms are available on the Junior League website, www.jllc.net, and applications will be accepted through Friday, March 31, 2017. The recipient will be recognized at the Junior League’s annual meeting on May 2, 2017, at which time a donation will be made in the recipient’s name to a non-profit organization of his or her choice.

For more information contact: communityvp@jllc.net.

Touch A Truck

The Junior League of Lake Charles is excited to announce its newest community event, Touch A Truck! Fresh to the Lake Charles community, Touch A Truck is a family-friendly event hosted by Junior League chapters across the nation. On Saturday, March 25, 2017 it will debut at Chennault International Airport from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Children love to explore and investigate, and unrestricted play is essential for healthy, cognitive development. At Touch A Truck, children and families ...will receive an exceptional hands-on experience, with vehicles of all types—construction, public service, emergency, utility, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and more. Children will be able to interact with their favorite vehicles, learn about the importance of safety, and meet the men and women who serve and protect our communities. Those children who are sensitive to noise will enjoy Silent Hour from 9:00am- 10:00am. Kid-friendly activities, face painting and delicious food will make this event a perfect outing for the entire family!

For more information on becoming a Touch A Truck Exhibitor, please email the Touch A Truck Team at Touch_A_Truck@jllc.net.

To purchase tickets please click HERE

Masquerade Gala

Please join us for an enchanted evening of cocktails, fabulous food, dancing, auctions, & more at the Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank (844 Ryan Street, Downtown Lake Charles) on Saturday March 18, 2017 (6:30 P.M. - 11:30 P.M.).  Our event is open to the public.  Cocktail attire and masks are strongly encouraged. 

$75 Per Person

Ticket Price Includes

Hors d ’Oeuvres & A Plated Dinner

Silent & Live Auction

Live Music & Dance

Cash Bar & More

For Sponsorship Opportunities &/or Auction Donations, contact: gala@jllc.net 

To purchase tickets click HERE


Community Impact

Read to Your Doll

This is a new, rotating, monthly program hosted by the Literacy Committee at nearly every branch of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library.  The Literacy Committee’s role will be to begin the program by reading a story aloud, help facilitate the individual doll reading time, offer light refreshments, and provide coloring sheets. 

Branch Out & Grow Scholarship Program

The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc.'s Branch Out and Grow educational grant program supports excellence in teaching by awarding grants for innovative projects that otherwise would not be provided for in school budgets and which fit within the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc.’s vision of supporting a more confident, healthy and educated community. This program consists of grant awards in amounts ranging from $500 - $2,500; grant requests may also include a request for volunteer hours from the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. The deadline for application is Friday, November 11, 2016. Click here to access the grant application. For more information contact grants_scholarships@jllc.net.

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.

Autism Awareness

Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. The vision of Light it up Blue (LIUB) is to celebrate autistic and special needs children, their families and all of the incredible local organizations providing services to these individuals. Every April 2nd is World Autism Day.  The JLLC and people all over the world participate in "Light it Up Blue" to show their support of millions of individual and families around the world affected by the disability.

Leader in Me

The JLLC is collaborating to develop strong leaders.  We are helping to create a healthy and confident workforce by sponsoring trainings for families whose children are attending "Leader in Me" schools.  This results-oriented program teaches children about goal-setting, develops character, and provides tools for conflict resolution. The trainings are based on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and encourage carry-over of the life lessons kids are learning at school.

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 calendars for November 15-18, 2017 at the Lake Charles Civic Center!  To learn more about the market or if you are interested in being a merchant, please click here.

  • 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

    Our annual Leaguers & Links Golf Tournament will be held on April 21, 2017 at Lake Charles Country Club. 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 each fall and scholarships to young women graduating from high school each spring. Click here for more information."

  • Kids in the Kitchen