Harvey Can’t Stop the Junior League

Just as we start getting excited to kick off the 2017-2018 League year, we are sobered by the widespread devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey (now Tropical Depression Harvey) and the trauma experienced by our friends and families along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Most of us have seen the horrifying images of destroyed buildings andRead More

Spotted in the Community: Diaper Wrappers

The Little Leaguers Committee organizes events that promote engaging kids in community service, allowing JLDOC members to share their love of volunteering with their children. Recently the Little Leaguers partnered with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina to prepare packages of diapers and baby wipes for families in need. Executive Director Michelle Old gave the teamRead More

Member Spotlight – Shamieka Rhinehart

The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties is proud to include the Honorable Shamieka Rhinehart among its members. A member since 2011, Shamieka has served on Extra Hands, Kids in the Kitchen, on the Board as Community Council Vice President, and now is on the Nominating Committee. Judge Rhinehart is passionate about service toRead More

Provisionals in the Garden

Volunteering is one of the corner stones of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. Every member of the JLDOC completes the Provisional program before becoming an “active” member. The semester-long course is designed to teach incoming members about the mission and operations of the League and, perhaps most importantly, to train them toRead More

Holiday Bites

Tis the season for celebration. Festive parties abound, and it is easy to become overwhelmed with so many parties and so much to cook! Which recipes are simple and nice enough to show off to friends and family? Deviled eggs are a favorite among many of us in the Southern U.S. Easy to make, prettyRead More

Sharing Food, Sharing Warmth

The holiday season is in full swing. As we move from one obligation and abundantly satisfying meal to the next, it becomes easy to take our comforts for granted. The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties is helping to make sure our fellow citizens in need also experience kindness and cheer. As part ofRead More

Healthy Holiday Habits

For those of us who are fortunate enough to be near family, spending time with our loved ones is the best aspect of the holiday season. Love, laughter, and food often abound. Despite our best intentions, many of us find it difficult to prioritize healthy eating. Fabulous holiday spreads and cookie exchanges have led toRead More

Giving Thanks for Our Sponsors

Earlier this week we posted about how our JLDOC members give thanks in our community. These opportunities would not be possible without our corporate sponsors, and today we give thanks for their support. The money donated by these generous organizations enables the League to fulfill its mission to promote voluntarism, improve our community, and develop women.Read More

Giving Thanks in the Community

There are so many reasons for us JLDOC members to be thankful: for our families, our friends, and our community represent just a few. This week the JLDOC undertook two service projects to thank its community. Every year Farmer Foodshare partners with Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) to provide holiday meals for people inRead More

Moving Toward Community Impact

If you have been a JLDOC member for a while, you have probably heard about the transition we have been making from a league that supports a diverse range of worthy initiatives to one that is focused on making a lasting impact in one area. For the next several years, that issue will be HeathyRead More