The Junior League of High Point, Inc. is striving to address issues with critical needs in our community that fall within the emphasis of positively impacting the lives of children and women. Our initiatives address unmet needs, yet do not take away from existing community efforts, other JLHP placements, and opportunities. Each project provides initial and ongoing training to our members as well as high-quality service to its community partners.
We are currently steering our community impact efforts to focus on hunger and women's health and wellness issues. Many people aren't aware that our community has been ranked number one in the nation for food hardship. In fact, there are seven food deserts in the High Point area making it difficult for our neighbors to secure food. As a women's organization we strive to aid women in getting back on their feet and building healthy lives.
In the 2017-2018 League year our Actives will embrace our mission to support women and children in the community through the creation of partnerships with other nonprofit organizations.
What can we do together in the fight against childhood obesity? Let’s start by involving kids in a hands-on environment that actually focuses on preparing healthy foods. The goal of the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and its member Leagues, is to promote child health and wellness by empowering children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices, therefore preventing obesity and its associated health risks.
In the 2017-2018 League year, the Junior League of High Point, Inc. will partner with the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of High Point and the Millis Regional Educational Center to host a program for local schoolchildren aimed at healthy eating and living. This workshop educates children on nutrition and helps them make healthy meal decisions. We will discuss using produce from community gardens to add nutritional value to their meals, as well as focus on the role of exercise in optimal physical and mental health.
The Triad Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line, provide The Salvation Army with food to help feed local families in need. Over 7 million cans of food have been collected since 1987. This is the largest and most important food collection event of the year for the Salvation Army. Last year, over 20,000 people were served.
The Junior League of High Point is participating in the Triad Holiday Food Drive as a donation center. Our members will be bringing food items to Membership Meetings, and our Headquarters, the Briles House, is an open drop-off location for the public.
Food Donation Drop-Off Hours: M-F, 9am-1pm