Photo by: Jessica Bachmann

 

In the midst of the holiday season, we are at the halfway mark of the 2018-19 League year. For me, the holidays are always a wonderfully busy time (or busier, because weren’t we all busy before?), but it's also an important time to reflect and stay focused on our priorities. As any Junior League member can attest, making a list isn’t just for Santa. In that spirit, here’s a little JLNO list that reflects our 2,100 members’ priorities and impact:
 

• 17,730 hours spent volunteering in the community by JLNO members
• 1,240 hours JLNO members spent training to become better community leaders
• 346,050 diapers distributed to community partners and early childhood education centers
• 19,880 diapers sent to the Junior League of Panama City Diaper Bank following Hurricane Michael
• $5,000 in emergency response funds sent to the Diaper Bank of the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence
• 3,100 attendees enjoyed the annual Touch a Truck event in November
• 625 elementary students participated in Touch a Truck’s second Field Trip Friday
• 162 Educare students receiving holiday gifts this year from generous JLNO members
• $50,000 to be awarded to local nonprofits through JLNO’s Community Assistance Fund (application deadline 12/28/18)
• 4 Women Entrepreneur Fellows JLNO will support following Idea Village’s NOEW on March 19 (application deadline 1/14/19)
• 1 day is the time it takes to complete JLNO’s award winning Get on Board program on 2/9/19
 

On a personal note, I am particularly grateful to our JLNO members, community allies, business partners, donors and clients for the opportunity to serve you. Each of you empower JLNO to make a tremendous impact in Greater New Orleans. There is so much more to list, but as you can see, we’re busy improving our community through the effective action of well trained women volunteers!

I wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to your continued support in 2019, when we celebrate JLNO’s 95th anniversary and unveil exciting new initiatives for our future!

 

Letter from the President

Alice Franz Glenn
President

*All figures are JLNO fiscal year-to-date, June to November.