Issue Based Community Impact
Junior League of Topeka strives to help address needs in our community through effective training of Junior League Members.
In 2018 the Junior League of Topeka adopted the following Issue Based Community Impact Position following a research-based transformation process:
Child Welfare as Impacted by Violence and Community Instability
JLT is currently exploring how members can best put their training to use to positively impact this area. This includes creation of the Capital Impact Leadership Summit and distribution of Period Packs. Click here for a list of past projects and program that Junior League of Topeka has created.
In 2018 Junior League of Topeka donated the Diaper Depot to Community Action. It is now housed underneath their programs. One in three families in Shawnee County struggle to provide enough diapers monthly for their children. Diaper Depot strives to alleviate some stress of providing diapers, which can help families focus on other needs. Government assistance programs do not provide help with diapers, so we created a way for families to get a free package of diapers each month. Diaper Depot is the only diaper bank in Shawnee County.
The Gold Rose Award honors a sustaining member of the Junior League of Topeka for her ongoing positive impact on our community. It is the most prestigious award given by The Junior League of Topeka to honor a woman who has used her league training to contribute to the betterment of the community. For a complete list of Gold Rose recipients click here. To nominate for the 2019 Gold Rose Award, click HERE. Nominations are due by July 7.