A SEASON OF GIVING: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LONDON CELEBRATES 28 YEARS OF HOLIDAY HAMPERS TRADITION
London, November 28, 2023 – The Junior League of London (JLL) is thrilled to announce the launch of its 28th annual Holiday Hampers project, a signature community initiative dedicated to bringing cheer to diverse communities across London during the holiday season.
Holiday Hampers, JLL’s longest-running community programme, goes beyond the traditional gift-giving approach. The programme involves creating personalized hampers filled with gifts, food, toiletries, and essential items tailored to the specific needs of recipients. From elderly individuals facing unique challenges and families striving for stability, JLL aims to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.
“Each year, our Holiday Hampers project at the Junior League of London brings communities together to create a lasting impact, sharing joy and support with those who need it the most during the holiday season,” says Tamsin Davies, President of the Junior League of London.
In 2022 alone, JLL members volunteered over 500 hours, assembling more than 840 Holiday Hampers. These heartwarming packages were then distributed to 16 agency partners across London, reaching over 1,500 individuals.
A big thank you to our donors
The Junior League of London would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the remarkable individuals and organisations whose unwavering support help make this event possible. A special thank you to Cadogan Tate, Berjaya UK Investment & Development Limited, Really Useful Boxes, In Kind Direct and Harrisons Direct, Employees of Charles River Associates (London) and members of the League and the public.
Continuing the support for Holiday Hampers
There are various ways individuals and businesses can contribute to the success of the Holiday Hampers project. For those interested in contributing or seeking more information, please contact the Junior League of London at [email protected].
About the Junior League of London
The Junior League is a registered UK charity and member of the Association of Junior Leagues International. The first Junior League was established in New York in 1901, and there are now nearly 300 Leagues, with 125,000 volunteers, in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, Kenya and France. The JLL’s mission is an organisation of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration and training. Our current community focus is eradicating poverty in London.
Active in London since 1978, when it was first called the London Service League, the JLL has nearly 250 volunteer members, who provide over 850 hours of service to the community each year, through programmes that seek to break the cycle of poverty in London. The JLL raises funds through its Spring Soiree, a publication for recent arrivals to the capital called Living in London, other fundraising events, corporate giving, grants, donations and members’ dues.
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Vice President of Communications, Junior League of London