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We’re Focused on What Matters Most Right Now in Wilmington

At the Junior League of Wilmington, NC we are continuously evaluating and adjusting our focus based on our community’s most pressing needs. Our work is ever evolving, and we stay busy tackling  local issues.

Our current community focus is reducing the rate of human trafficking in Southeastern NC. We believe this can be achieved through educating ourselves and the public, raising awareness of the issue, and supporting survivors of human trafficking in collaboration with local stakeholders.

We also work with NourishNC to provide meals to children in local schools.

Our goal is to help Wilmington women develop civic leadership skills through the work they do with the League, then put those talents to work in the community where it is needed. Our community impact efforts give women opportunities to grow, while positively impacting the communities where we live and work.

 

We Have a Long History of Making a Difference in Wilmington

Over the years, the Junior League of Wilmington, NC has contributed over $1,000,000 and over 10,000 volunteer hours to the Wilmington community.

 

The Junior League of Wilmington, NC founded or co-founded:

  • Carousel Center
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Child Development Center
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • DREAMS
  • Friends of Public Library
  • Pied Piper Theatre
  • Sea Schools Marine Education Program
  • Teenage Girls Club
  • Volunteer Service Bureau
  • Wilmington Chapter of the NC Symphony Society
  • Children’s Museum of Wilmington
  • Youth Program at Cape Fear Museum
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity – Wilmington
  • Parenting Place

Other organizations the Junior League of Wilmington, NC has supported financially or through volunteer efforts include:

  • Azalea Festival
  • Cape Fear Museum Discovery Gallery
  • Cape Fear Area Resource Center
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Emergency Receiving Home
  • Greater Wilmington Chamber Foundation
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Kids Making It Woodworking Program
  • Lower Cape Fear Historical Society
  • North Carolina Symphony Society
  • NourishNC
  • Prevent Blindness Screenings
  • Red Cross
  • Sunrise Kids
  • Thalian Hall
  • Cerebral Palsy Center
  • Well Babies Clinics

 

We’re Transforming Wilmington Communities by Challenging the Status Quo

No matter what we’re currently focusing on, the Junior League of Wilmington’s work centers around improving our local community through effective action and leadership. We have identified Human Trafficking as one of the most pressing current issues in our community, and we are taking action to address it. Each year, we provide related educational programs for our members and the public in addition to providing financial support and volunteers to local organizations working toward the same goal. We believe that, combined with the efforts of others, these impactful actions have the power to bring our community closer to its goal of reducing human trafficking in our area.

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