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

Read for the Record

On October 27, 2016 JLLC will team up with JumpStart and volunteer for their Read for the Record national campaign. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequalities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten.  This year children and adults will gather to read, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. The idea behind this campaign is to get as many people as possible reading the same exact book to as many children as possible.

To participate or get more information contact: literacy.jllc@gmail.com

Fit Kids

Fit Kids has launched! Children’s health and wellness has been a key issue for the JLLC. Today, a critical element of our ongoing commitment is teaching kids and their parents about the importance of exercise, eating healthy foods and involving them in the fight against childhood obesity. Oak Park Elementary is hosting Fit Kids every Tuesday and Thursday in September and October until Awards Day on October 20, 2016. 

For more information contact: HealthyFamilies_FitKids@jllc.net

Mistletoe & Moss 

It’s that time of the year! Mark your calendars for JLLC's most reknown fundraiser, the Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market, taking place Nov. 17-19, 2016 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to join in the League's festivities knowing that ALL proceeds from the event will go right back into the Lake Charles community!  

For more information contact: Market_Chair@jllc.net.

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 Branch Out & Grow scholarship program offers scholarships to young women graduating from high school in the five-parish area who exhibit an outstanding commitment to voluntarism. 

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 calendards for November 17-19, 2016 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, April 8 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 and other Non-profit organizations as well as Scholarships to students each year.  Click here for more information. 

  • Kids in the Kitchen