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.

2015-2016 Board and Leadership Team

Extending Actives

ODI 2015

In the Spotlight

Fund Raiser Drive 2015-2016

Please review our brochure to learn of all of the avenues in which you can support The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc.  

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Golf Tournament 

Mark your calendards for Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Lake Charles Country Club!  To learn more about our golf tournament or if you are interested in sponsorship, please click here.

Della Krause Thielen Voluntarism Award: Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

The Della Krause Thielen Voluntarism Award, established by Della K. Thielen's family and administered through the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., honors an individual, group or organization that has made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the community, thereby acheiving impact through excellence in one or all of the following: a variety of community service, outstanding leadership, effectiveness of community service, tenure of community service and perseverance in accomplishing an outstanding project. 

The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Della Krause Thielen Voluntarism Award from the five-parish region of southwest Louisiana; application will be accepted through Friday, April 1, 2016. 

Click here for futher information and the nomination form.

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 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

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