The Junior League of Greater Orlando (JLGO) has been working to end childhood hunger in the Central Florida community, among other causes, for almost 70 years.
Throughout our history of service, the JLGO has contributed more than $1 million and more than one million hours of service to the Orlando community. Our efforts have helped children, the elderly, and families in the areas of health issues, education, art and cultural endeavors, and the environment.
It is the goal of the JLGO to utilize the skills of its volunteer based organization to make the greatest impact in the areas that our community needs the most help. JLGO focuses our work within the core cause of childhood health, hunger and poverty.
JLGO’s current community programs include:
- HIP Kids: An enrichment program that reduces childhood hunger and improves childhood health through feeding, education and parent involvement.
- Kids in the Kitchen: Battles childhood obesity and poor nutrition by educating children and families about good nutrition and healthy habits through outreach events.
- Mentoring Adolescent Girls to Inspire Change (MAGIC): A comprehensive prevention, intervention and educational program serving girls detained in a juvenile detention center.
- Community Action Team: Provides trained volunteers to impact our community through short-term, one-day volunteer projects.
The JLGO has supported and started programs such as the Crisis Nursery for children with medical and support needs, the Discovery Room at the Orlando Science Center, the Family Support & Visitation Center, the 4C Toy Library, the Orlando Opera Guild, and the ADDitions parent volunteer program in Orange County Public Schools.
Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. As an organization of women, we are committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Our membership is diverse. The JLGO is made up of over 700 women from throughout Central Florida – executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers and professionals in such diverse fields as law, health care, communications, finance, engineering, education and sales.
To learn more about how funds raised will support efforts to end childhood hunger in our community, visit http://www.jlgo.org.