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.



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In the Spotlight

American Girl Doll Project

The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. and the Calcasieu Parish Public Library are pleased to add American Girl dolls to the library collection! Visit the Central Library to check out this exciting addition to the library collection! Click here to learn more. 


"Light It Up Blue"

Join The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. on April 2nd for "Light It Up Blue", a community event for Autism Awareness. Blue bulbs will be provided by the Healthy Families Committee for any business and/or home who wants to participate. Please contact Sarah Caldarera 337-309-9920 for more information on how you can help us "Light It Up Blue" in SWLA!


Della Krause Thielen Voluntarism Award

Della Krause Thielen was an individual whose life exemplified the spirit of voluntarism and leadership.This community award, in her memory, will honor an individual, group or organization that has made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the community. Nominations may be made by any individual or group no later than April 10th. Click here to learn more and download nomination forms. 


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 19-21, 2015 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 Friday, March 20 at The National Golf Club in Westlake. 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.