Happy New Year from the JLDOC! As the holiday season comes to a close, we reflect on the many things we are thankful for. One of the greatest aspects of the League is that its members have a variety of opportunities to express their gratitude by sharing their time and talents with our community year-round.
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 and
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 team
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 to
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 to
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, pretty
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 of
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 to
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.
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 in