Our Signature Project
Every three years, we select a new community organization to partner with and call them our "Signature Project."
We are currently partnering with Open Arms.
Open Arms, Incorporated, began in 1991 in response to a Grand Jury’s recommendations to fight child abuse.
The Bridge was opened as a shelter for confirmed cases of abuse and neglect or for runaway and homeless youth. During their time with us, all their necessities are provided.
It is the mission of Open Arms, Incorporated to bring healing, hope, and help to children, adults, and their families in need of support, intervention, and prevention as a result of child abuse and homelessness, in all its forms.
Children's Miracle Network
As a League, we also elect to donate a portion of funds to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) as they have been an instrumental part of so many League members' lives.
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill the funding gaps that do not cover the entire cost of a child's care. We support this nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Each year's provisional class selects a cause to contribute to.
The 2023-2024 Provisional Project is Kids in the Kitchen!
Scroll down for more information on our Kids in the Kitchen event or check out the event at the Facebook link provided!
For the past several years, the Junior League of Albany, Georgia, Inc. has been engaged in the Foster Care Awareness project. It has evolved over the years into meaningful community involvement for children who have been abused or neglected by their parents or caregivers and have been removed from these caregivers by the judicial system for their safety and well-being.
Over the past few years, the majority of our foster care efforts and volunteer hours benefited the Lily Pad, an umbrella organization that includes the CASA program. CASA provides neglected and abused children that are involved in juvenile court proceedings with a safe permanent home.
Due to the overwhelming generosity of League Members and the community at large, we have been able to provide much-needed school supplies, Christmas gifts and Easter baskets, and support for academic endeavors.
Kids in the Kitchen
The goal of the Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and its member Leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues.
Inspired by the Junior League of Calgary's Junior Chefs program, the Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen initiative began in 2006 with the goal of engaging kids in the preparation of healthy meals as a means to educate them and their parents regarding nutrition and healthy choices. Junior Leagues in more than 200 locations provide lessons and demonstrations related to preparation of healthy meals and snacks in partnership with local community organizations, chefs, nutritionist and schools.
The Junior League of Albany, Ga offers grants for innovative teachers!
The 2023-2024 program will provide grants to individual teachers in Dougherty County, Lee County, and independent schools in the city of Albany.
These funds will be awarded for proposals that offer innovative ideas in supplementing the classroom curriculum with the following criteria:
creativity and innovation
benefits to the students
efficient use of grant funds
adaptability of the project for use by other teachers
2023-2024 Applications are now CLOSED.