How We Help

Junior League of Wichita has been an integral part of the Wichita community since our inception in 1925. Our current focus is combatting child abuse in the Wichita area through awareness, prevention, and intervention. We reach out to the community through Done in a Day Activities and through large projects. If you are an agency or organization that works in the area of child abuse and neglect prevention or education or is an agency that works to combat common risk factors that lead to abuse or neglect, and are interested in partnering with the Junior League of Wichita for either a long term project or a Done in a Day event, please click here to submit a proposal.

Since our founding, the Junior League of Wichita has contributed more than $5.8 million in the form of projects and training programs and more than $44 million in volunteer hours to improve the Wichita community. Past projects include bringing the Ronald McDonald House to Wichita, bringing the Race for the Cure to Wichita, literacy programs, school drop-out prevention programs, and the Pride of the Plains Exhibit at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

This year, the Junior League is working on three larger projects in the community and completing numerous Done in a Day projects. We are partnering with Lynn Gilkey and her C.L.A.S.S. students under The Urban League to provide educational opportunities, mentorship, and a job shadowing program to the at risk high school girls who participate in the C.L.A.S.S. program in an effort to reduce some of the risk factors that can lead to child abuse. Our second project is a traveling puppet show that performs at elementary schools to teach students about child abuse and who to tell if abuse is occurring. We are also in the process of developing and launching a child abuse awareness website that focuses on awareness, provides information on community resources, and provides information on what to do if one suspects child abuse.

For more information regarding the Junior League of Wichita’s project development and done in a day process, please contact:

Jill Ward
Project Development Chair
Junior League of Wichita