Junior League of Topeka strives to help address needs in our community by creating signature projects through a study of the current needs of the community. Once the project has grown to the point it can be self-sufficient, we hand the project over. This allows us to begin a new signature project to address another need. Click here for a list of past projects that Junior League of Topeka has created.
The current Junior League of Topeka project is called Diaper Depot. 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. These diapers are distributed through our community partners of Let’s Help and Community Action. Diaper Depot is the only diaper bank in Shawnee County.
In addition to having our projects, Junior League of Topeka also supports the projects of others. We give a Community Grant each year to various organizations in Topeka and Shawnee County areas. Applications for this grant will be available soon. Check back for more details on how you can apply for funding.
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.
Junior League of Topeka is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our members participate in several Done-in-a-Day projects, where our members spend a day volunteering for other organizations doing various tasks. If you are in need of volunteers for your organization or upcoming event, please fill out an application to request Junior League of Topeka volunteers.