Community Impact

JLCU strives to meet the needs of the community that are going unmet. We have worked in this community for 85 years to build a better community.

Project Development

Each year the Project Development Committee researches community needs and presents project ideas to the membership. If you are a JLCU member or community organization with an idea on how the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana can help women and children in our community, please fill out a Project Idea Form.

Please click here to fill out our online Project Idea Form

Community Outreach

Community Outreach provides short term or immediate volunteer assistance for community projects not administered by Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. JLCU members volunteer for numerous local, non-profit organizations who have requested assistance, with an emphasis on helping women and children in the community.

Through our Community Outreach activities, JLCU volunteers have assisted with a variety of community needs including: WILL Share-A-Story event, Safe Kids Coalition Project, a clean-up day at A Woman’s Place, Carle Hospice’s Camp Healing Heart, the U of I College of Education’s Youth Literature Festival, a Habitat for Humanity home build, and brochure delivery for the Crisis Nursery.

We also organize Done In A Meeting (DIAM) collections. A DIAM gives our membership an opportunity to donate items to organizations in need.