For almost 100 years, the Junior League of Little Rock has endeavored to meet the needs of our community. With the cancelation of important events across the city, including several league projects, and the new normal of social distancing – the way we can meet those needs and the way our members can serve the community has temporarily changed.
Nightingales volunteers cannot visit and provide meals and activities at Arkansas Children’s Hospital or Little Rock Family Home, but they are still working to provide meal vouchers for families. Our members have transitioned to online meetings to support each other and continue league business. Junior League of Little Rock had to cancel the Nonprofit Board Institute’s spring workshop. The Little Readers Rock event in collaboration with the Six Bridges Book Festival has been rescheduled for the fall, and the next session of Kota Camp at Camp Aldersgate will not happen. The JLLR building may be closed, but we know that with so many families affected by the pandemic, this can be another opportunity to move our mission forward.
With this in mind, JLLR has established an Emergency Community Grant Program to provide short-term funds up to $500 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Pulaski County. Grants will be awarded based on the nonprofit’s plans and ability to help women and children with the greatest need during the COVID-19 crisis. Applications are due April 5, 2020. To learn more or to apply for the grant, visit jllr.org/community-grants.
How can you help support JLLR’s efforts during this time? Consider donating at jllr.org/donate, follow and share JLLR content on social media. Join the mssion, we are accepting applications for new members through May 1 at jllr.org/join.
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