The Junior League of Huntsville has been part of building a better community and making lasting community change for over 64 years.
Since 1949, we have given more than $2 million to various agencies and initiatives in our community. In 2013-2014, members contributed approximately 47,600 hours in volunteer service, and we awarded over $114,940 in grants and assistance in support of community programs. Since its inception, the Junior League of Huntsville has been involved in a wide range of programs which address some of Madison County's most critical issues, including early childhood education, literacy, childhood nutrition, healthcare access, hunger, and life skills development.
Below you will find information about our current projects.
One of the longest-running fundraisers in Madison County, Apple Annie has grown into a community -service initiative with nutrition education that reaches over 30,000 students in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County schools.
A simple act of kindness… a beautiful dress… a deserving girl… a lifted spirit… a fresh purpose…
This mantra of the Butterfly Project expresses the transformative mission of this JLH program, which rewards deserving high school seniors across Huntsville and Madison County not only by outfitting them for their prom, but more importantly, by providing thousands of dollars in scholarship money toward their college careers. In the process, the lives and futures of these girls are changed.
Every month, the members of the JLH CAMP team bring enrichment and excitement to at risk preschoolers at the Huntsville Child Care Center, operated by the Heart of the Valley YMCA. JLH members plan activities for these three- and four-year-olds that are both educational and fun.
The Helping Hands group works in the community to provide hands-on assistance to local non-profit agencies. Nonprofit agencies who align with the Junior League of Huntsville’s focus area are encouraged to complete a Volunteer Request Application.
One of the longest-running traditions in the Junior League of Huntsville, the Rainbow Rhythm Band has been entertaining and uplifting audiences in and around Huntsville for decades. Throughout the year, they take their washboard band and lively music to schools, nursing homes, community events and other groups that need a little sunshine and song.
JLH provides volunteers and funds to promote healthy living among the residents of 305 8th Street whose mission is “to cultivate a family of diverse disabled adults who are ineligible of receiving state assistance and provide them a home and opportunities that enable them to grow in their community.”
JLH provides volunteers and funds to help with the “Fuel their Hunger to Learn” campaign which helps students in the New Hope area stay in school and graduate on time, college and career ready.
JLH provides volunteers and funds to help with the food packing service to Morris Elementary School.
JLH provides volunteers to work summer reading events and funds to purchase new books at each of the 12 library locations that follow along the Summer Reading theme.
JLH provides funding for the “Enrich and Impact” program which provides counseling services to students dealing with self-esteem, grief/loss, anxiety and other issues.
JLH provides funding to send 20 girls to the “You’re Amazing” series overnight retreat focusing on goal-setting, mental health, positive relationships, fitness and nutrition.
JLH provides funding to assist with the establishment of a dental clinic at Madison Crossroads Elementary School.
JLH provides funding to the “Johnny Stallings Arts” program which provides arts education and social and cultural opportunities to those with various developmental disabilities.
JLH provides funding for NACEE’s Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs.
JLH provides funding for curriculum and therapeutic equipment and supplies for the classroom. The Rise School of Huntsville provides early childhood education services to children with developmental disabilities and children without disabilities.
|A Sample of Community Organizations Touched by the Junior League of Huntsville's 64 Years of Service in North Alabama:|
|Adult Education - City Schools||Family Counseling Center||National Disasters Relief|
|Alabama Council of Service Organizations||Friends of the Court Detention Center||NCAC - Healthy Families Project|
|Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence||Gang Coalition||Nearly New Shop|
|AIDS Action Coalition||Gray Lady Program||Panoply|
|Alzheimer's Association||Grace Day Care Center||Partnership for Youth|
|American Lung Association||Greater Huntsville Humane Society||Parent as Prevention Workshop|
|American Diabetes Association||Habitat for Humanity||Parenting Education|
|American Red Cross||Harris Home||Planned Parenthood|
|Angels for Children||Hands on Science Center||Progress Place|
|Aquarius Club||Helpline||The North Alabama Rehabilitation Center|
|Arts Council, Inc.||Holy Spirit School||RSVP|
|Association for Education of Brain Damaged Children||Hope Place||Salvation Army|
|American Cancer Society||Hospice||SCAN|
|Big Brothers/ Big Sisters||Hospital Hospitality House||Science Alliance|
|Boys and Girls Club||Huntsville Achievement School||Second Mile Development|
|Breast & Cervical Cancer, AJLI Position Statement||Huntsville Child Care Center||Seminole Service Center|
|Building Families Through Partnerships||Huntsville Civic Orchestra||Student Adoption at Redstone Arsenal|
|CASA||Huntsville Hospital - Children's Ward, Delivery, Friends of Children||TASC|
|Camp ASCAA||Huntsville Heritage Cookbook||Tennessee Valley Women's Conference|
|Charity Fund||Huntsville Museum of Art||Terry Heights Elementary School|
|Christmas Charities||Huntsville/ Madison County Public Library||UPC|
|CHI HO||Jones Valley School||United Way|
|Child Care Center||Kids of Huntsville||VOCAL|
|CITY Program||Kids on the Block||Volunteer Bureau|
|CMA - Ready to Learn||Kid's Space||Voluntary Action Center|
|Community Trust Fund||Learning Disabilities||Von Braun Center|
|Counseling and Growth Center||LIFT||Well Child Clinic|
|Day Care Association||Mental Health Center||WLRH - Radio Reading Service|
|Don't Wait to Vaccinate||National Children's Advocacy Center||YMCA - Daycare for special children|