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

Our primary focus is supporting issues that affect the population of the Cape Fear Region every day and require immediate action. Most recently, this has included supporting survivors of human trafficking, providing meals for children living in Wilmington’s food deserts, and working with Plastic Ocean Project. In addition to these direct-impact projects, JLWNC provides financial support to NourishNC and other organizations leading the charge toward social change in our community.

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:

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

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

  • 514 Revolution
  • A Safe Place
  • Cape Fear Museum Discovery Gallery
  • Cape Fear Area Resource Center
  • Cerebral Palsy Center
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Emergency Receiving Home
  • Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington  (GLOW)
  • Greater Wilmington Chamber Foundation
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Kids Making It Woodworking Program
  • Lower Cape Fear Historical Society
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • North Carolina Azalea Festival
  • North Carolina Symphony Society
  • NourishNC
  • Plastic Ocean Project
  • Prevent Blindness Screenings
  • Red Cross
  • Sunrise Kids
  • Thalian Hall
  • 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 are challenging our members to identify the most pressing needs they see in our community every day and to bring proposals showing how we can make a direct impact on those issues. So far, these proposals include plans to address the needs of unsheltered persons, support hospice patients and their families, provide for those who experience menstrual inequity, and education on the dangers of plastic in our ocean. 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 create new leaders and bolster our community at every corner.

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