The Junior League of Cedar Rapids is known for rolling up our sleeves and making an impact in the Cedar Rapids community. The Madge Phillips Center, Old McDonalds Farm, the Science Station — each of these were past initiatives of the Junior League of Cedar Rapids.
Each year we donate over 2000 hours working on projects to improve our community. Projects include a monthly “Done in a Day” event as well as larger ongoing projects. Our members research and vote on our projects, which are selected to reflect our mission. JLCR also provides trained volunteers to a variety of organizations in the area; many of our members hold leadership positions on other nonprofit organizations’ boards.
Our current project, Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.), was adopted in June 2011, and focuses on the more than 900 youth in foster care in Linn County. It encompasses connections that range from meeting with foster teens on a twice-monthly basis to arranging community discussions with state and federal government leaders to providing teens entering life on their own with some of the kitchen and bedroom items necessary to outfit a basic apartment. You can help us – here’s how!