Why We Do What We Do...40 years of tradition and service
The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) kicked off a milestone 40th anniversary with a day of service. JLLC members and their families, 300 volunteers strong worked simultaneously throughout Collin County contributing more than 1,200 hours to the community through 40 projects.
The day began at JLCC Headquarters with a presentation by Former Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro and Former Mayor Pat Evans followed by a reception including several Plano Service League Founding Members, Collin County Mayors, Past Presidents of Junior League of Collin County, JLCC Membership, Community Advisory Board, Community Partners and civic leaders. A complete list of the project beneficiaries is below.
In 40 years, JLCC has contributed 750,619 volunteer hours and $7,252,726 in direct impact funds to the community through non-profit organizations serving Collin County.
At the heart of the JLCC mission is volunteerism. JLCC is a group of 900 women strong committed to developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Not only does the community benefit from their individual contributions through JLCC, the valuable leadership skills are carried throughout the members’ lives expanding the impact multifold. JLCC focuses on signature impact areas of Family Violence, Literacy, Health, Children and Youth and Quality of Life.
This organization was founded in 1976 by thirteen visionary women who fully committed themselves to improving their evolving community at a time when Plano, Texas was becoming one of the fastest growing communities in the country. They formed the Plano Service League as they recognized there were needs in the community, and they wanted to meet those needs. The Plano Service League became the Junior League of Plano, and was admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues International in February of 1984, becoming the 255th League to join AJLI.
In 2011, the Junior League of Plano adopted a new name, the Junior League of Collin County, to more accurately reflect the growing countywide membership and expanding community impact. Our League has a deep history in the Collin County community, and through the decades, our members have remained committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community. Evidence of this impactful work can be seen all across our community, as our members have engaged in community building since the earliest days of the League, and Junior League of Collin County members engage and commit to making positive change and serving as leaders across the community.
40 Anniversary Project List:
e Resource & Assistance Center
Allen Community Outreach
ArtCentre of Plano
Brain Injury Network of Dallas
Boys & Girls Club Collin County
Children’s Health Legacy
Cornerstone Assistance Network of North Central Texas
Wylie Draper Intermediate School
Frisco Family Services ReSale
Grace Bridge Food Bank
Grace Bridge ReSale Store
Grace To Change
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heritage Farmstead Museum
Heritage Guide of Collin County
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center
Kids in the Kitchen
McKinney ISD Special Olympics
Minis and Friends North Texas
My Friend's House
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
Plano Garden Club
Plano HEAD START
Plano ISD CORE Store
Special Olympics of Plano
The Birthday Project
The Family Place
The Legacy Senior Communities
The Salvation Army Plano Corps
The Texas Pool
The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center
This Side Up! Family Center
Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano, Legacy Chapter