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

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

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

JLDOC & Student U

“What’s middle school like?” “Was it scary?” Those were some of the questions JLDOC members fielded during a Summer visit to Student U.  There, we met a group of 54 rising 6th graders who had spent the summer at Student U’s six-week academic enrichment program, which helps them prepare for the year to come.  For theRead More