TULSA, OK, July 28, 2016 – The Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) is a powerful and energetic force in the city of Tulsa. Not afraid to roll their sleeves up, these women who “league,” span all aspects of life including mothers, attorneys, teachers, engineers, and doctors. The collective knowledge and energy of this volunteer training organization brings fresh ideas and a drive to serve.
Not surprisingly, these go-getters have chosen to dedicate their free time to reinvest in a city they love with projects providing leadership development and trained volunteers in the areas of arts education, female incarceration, and food insecurity. The JLT trains and engages some of Tulsa’s most effective volunteers. Many non-profits need additional volunteers to achieve their goals and the League provides volunteers with experience leading both projects and events for many community partners. Last year alone they volunteered approximately 44,500 hours through JLT projects.
Mariann Robison, a member, recalls working with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa to construct Blizzard Boxes, as her favorite project from 2015. Every year, prior to the first hard freeze of the winter, Meals on Wheels assembles hundreds of boxes with canned foods, juice boxes, crackers, and other “shelf-stable” items for situations when weather prevents a hot meal delivery.
Ginger Hull and everyone else with Meals on Wheels was incredibly easy to work with. They put us in an assembly line, and we had all of the boxes done and ready for delivery in about two hours. Helping to provide meals for so many people in such a short period of time left a great feeling of accomplishment.
Tulsa area non-profit agencies are invited to apply for volunteer support for “done-in-a-day” projects that vary from children’s parties to assembling care packages. Please visit https://www.jltulsa.org/community/apply-for-partnership/ by August 31, 2016 or for more information, please contact Kendall McPeters by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 918-510-6768. Partners will be notified of their selection by September 15th.
The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc. welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.