Meet our current President Ms. Gail Reid-Vestal. When asked what do you like best about the Junior League of Raleigh, Gail replied, “Seeing the collective impact we can make in our community.”   Meet President-Elect, Lanier McRee. When asked what do you like best about the Junior… Read More

The Junior League of Raleigh Hosts 37th Annual A Shopping SPREE! Presented by First Citizens Bank

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021

PRESS RELEASE   The Junior League of Raleigh Hosts 37th Annual  A Shopping SPREE! Presented by First Citizens Bank December 2-5 The premier shopping event of the holiday season moves to a new location – the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds.    Raleigh, NC | October 25: The Junior League of Raleigh’s (JLR) popular… Read More

My Breast Cancer Journey

by Lori Edwards, Sustainer Each October. brings a level of anxiety and grief that continues to blind side me, even in the fifth October since finding a lump in my breast. Maybe its the total pink out and all the “pink” events, maybe it’s the fact that October was the month in 2017 where scans… Read More

JLR Member Spotlight – Meet Our Teachers

The Junior League of Raleigh is proud to spotlight our many educators who in addition to volunteering for one of our placements, helps shape our community by teaching. Jessica Weaver Meet Jessica Weaver whose current JLR placement serves the Boys & Girls Club.  Jessica is a kindergarten teacher at Bugg Magnet Elementary School Center for… Read More

Provisional Class Training – November 2021

The November provisional training on  11/1 and 11/3 on Zoom will focus on leadership.  Amazing JLR women share TedTalk-style talks covering a variety of leadership topics.  Training will also highlight our annual Spree campaign and willingness to serve opportunities. On November 29th, the provisional class will participate in The Poverty Simulation experience to promote poverty… Read More

Shop the JLR Bookshop!

Shop for your books through the JLR Bookshop Affiliate page! Your purchase will support independent bookstores and 10% of your sale will be donated to The Junior League of Raleigh! Our JLR Bookshop includes several categories of book recommendations, including a list of JLR Book Club books, recommended DE&I reads, books on leadership and professional… Read More

Pinwheels at JLR building bring awareness to child abuse prevention

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month and in support of our community partner SAFEchild, we have planted a pinwheel garden in front of the Junior League of Raleigh building, the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership. Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign in 2008. According to their website, the pinwheels “represent… Read More

Statement on the Atlanta attacks

The news of the horrific murders in Atlanta, including six Asian and Asian American women, is devastating. The JLR condemns these attacks and the racism and misogyny that spurred them. Since the start of the pandemic, the increase in violence and harassment against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals has been staggering. Beyond such… Read More

Watch: Black History Month Read-In storytime videos

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around… Read More

We did it! 2021 Day of Giving

Thank you for your outstanding support. With your contributions, we crushed our 2021 goals with 400 donors and raised $76,044, exceeding our $60,000 goal! 2020 was a tough year for everyone but your kindness and generosity will help us continue to impact our community in 2021. Every donation is appreciated. If you haven’t donated yet, it’s not too… Read More