A Statement from AJLI

A message from AJLI Recent events in the United States, as well as the continued threat of violence and intimidation to undermine our democratic process has required us to mobilize our collective voice. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our Membership, it is a cornerstone of our affiliation culture, but to not speak […]

January Dates in History

As we start in 2021, Poverty in America Awareness month reminds us of the challenges that 2020 brought to so many in America. With more than 40 million Americans living in poverty, the various manifestations of poverty are complex and often intertwined. Some manifestations that readily come to mind that play a common role in […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, dedicated to education, awareness, and prevention of human trafficking in the United States. The United Nations defines human trafficking using the Action-Means-Purpose (AMP) Model. Using this model, human trafficking occurs when a perpetrator, often referred to as a trafficker, takes any one of the enumerated Acts, and then […]

Congratulations to Keri Lefort for being featured in e Bella Magazine!

Congratulations to Kari Lefort, Director of Programs for Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc. for being featured in the October edition of è Bella Magazine! Harry Chapin Food Bank is a current partner of the Junior League of Fort Myers, and this past January League members had the pleasure of work with Kari […]

Mark Your Calendars for Giving Tuesday!

Learning is a collaborative journey. The Junior League of Fort Myers provides its members with tools, support and training to support their development as community and civic leaders. We are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively […]

Community Event: Kitchen Kindness to Benefit Ronald McDonald House of SWFL

OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF SWFL! The Junior League of Fort Myers Sustaining members are hosting an online event to re-stock the Ronald McDonald House of SWFL kitchen with much needed kitchen essentials as the RMH is undergoing a major expansion to enlarge from 6 rooms to 12 rooms.  Working with RMH we’ve […]

A Glance Back: JLFM Haunted House Fundraiser

Sustainer Articles published in Gulf Glances Celebrating the JLFM History While Staying on the Future By Sandra Raak, JLFM Past President & Kathleen Williamson, JLFM Past President, and Shamie Kelly, Sustainer Long before Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, the Junior Welfare League was leaving its mark on Halloween. In October 1967, the JLFM (then the Junior […]

A Glance Back: Sustainer Project ” 50 Welcome Home Kits”

SUSTAINER ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN GULF GLANCES CELEBRATING THE JOURNEY OF JLFM HISTORY WHILE STAYING ON THE FUTURE. By Sandra Raak, JLFM Past President & Kathleen Williamson, JLFM Past President & Shamie Kelly, Sustainer JLFM Sustainers provided 50 Welcome Home Kits for The Salvation Army’s Rapid ReHousing program. This program helps families find housing within 30 […]

Community “Virtual” Event: Calming Caddy Assembly for Local Schools

OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT KIDS IN SWFL! In the upcoming weeks, The Junior League of Fort Myers needs your help with purchasing and assembling Calming Caddies for students at local schools as part of our new focus, Women and Children’s Mental Health! These tools are in high demand by counselors and are in short supply at […]