What We Do

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.

Apple Annie

A Junior League of Huntsville Project

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.

Butterfly Project

A Junior League of Huntsville Project

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.

CAMP - Creative Arts Mentoring Program

A Junior League of Huntsville Project

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.

Helping Hands

A Junior League of Huntsville Project

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.

Rainbow Rhythm Band

A Junior League of Huntsville Project

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.

Community Projects Supported by the Junior League of Huntsville

In Partnership with 305 8th Street

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.”

In Partnership with the Care Center

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.

In partnership with Children First

JLH provides volunteers and funds to help with the food packing service to Morris Elementary School.

In Partnership with the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

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.

In Partnership with the Enrichment Center

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.

In Partnership with Girls, Inc.

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.

In Partnership with HEALS, Inc.

JLH provides funding to assist with the establishment of a dental clinic at Madison Crossroads Elementary School.

In Partnership with Merrimack Hall

JLH provides funding to the “Johnny Stallings Arts” program which provides arts education and social and cultural opportunities to those with various developmental disabilities.

In Partnership with the North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence

JLH provides funding for NACEE’s Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs.

In Partnership with The Rise School of Huntsville

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.

Previous Community Partners

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