This Year's Project: Period Pantry
About Our Organization
The Junior League of Sioux City, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The organization reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to volunteerism.
Current Project: Period Pantry
Did you know?
1 in 5 girls will miss school due to a lack of proper feminine hygiene products
Two thirds of the 16.9 million low-income women living in the United States could not afford menstrual products in the last year.
Members of the Junior League of Sioux City are tackling the issue of period poverty by working with school nurses to provide menstrual supplies and other hygiene items to girls in Siouxland's middle and high schools. We believe that no one should have to miss out on an education or earning wages because they do not have access to feminine hygiene products.
The Junior League of Sioux City's Period Pantry Project committee has been hard at work purchasing products, collecting donations and creating a support tote for each school. These totes were delivered to the middle and high schools in the Sioux City Community School District. Each tote should support the school for 1-2 months, and then the committee members will restock.
With your help, we can expand our Period Pantry Project and continue to provide this basic necessity to girls in Siouxland schools.
$10 donation = one package of products
$20 donation = take home bag with enough products for the week for one girl
$60 donation = support for three girls
$100 donation = partial restock for one school
$250 donation = full restock for one school or starting support for a new school
$1000 donation = four months of restock for one school
NEW Furniture for a Local Non-Profit Youth Agency Partner
The Junior League of Sioux City is partnering with The Siouxland Foster Closet in an effort to provide a comfortable space for children removed from their home.
Being removed from their home due to questionable welfare is a traumatic experience for children. These children are separated from all they know: whether it be for a few hours, a day or multiple days. The current room where some of these children are placed during the transitional period best resembles a Doctor’s office waiting room: worn and dated furniture, dull paint, broken or sparse toys, etc. This environment is cold and doesn’t provide the comfort and distractions those caring for these children aspire to provide.
This year, The Junior League of Sioux City is embarking on a project to revamp this room. The plan is to warm the room up with new furniture, paint, rugs, curtains and replace the broken toys. Additionally, provide extra safety measures and organization. The current budget does not support replacing furniture in the room, but new furniture is a necessity.
Funds raised from Big Give will be dedicated to this project, allowing The Junior League of Sioux City to complete this project AND replace the furniture in this room. Ultimately, bringing comfort and distraction to these children.
$10 donation = board game
$25 donation = set of curtains or washable couch cover
$50 donation = bean bag chair
$80 donation = kids table and chair set
$100 donation = cube shelf furniture
$250+ = donation towards new couches and arm chair
Women's Empowerment Project
The Junior League of Sioux City is focused on developing women's empowerment within the Siouxland community. This includes women of all ages. Our unique organization focuses on the training of our members while giving back to our community both monetarily and through our volunteers' time. We have a dedicated committee that that is devoted to understanding where we can best help our community with our trained volunteers. Some of our past projects include the Hands On Gallery at the Sioux City Art Center, a sponsored room at Jackson Recovery Women and Children with two years of activities, and the Dorothy Pecaut Nature playscape, to name a few. All proceeds from the Big Give will go towards our next project that focuses directly on women and children in Siouxland.
We, as a League, are in the process of developing a community focus that will serve as a guide to all of the future community projects we do. We have an entire committee devoted to understanding where we can best help our community with our trained volunteers. A few of our previous projects are, the hands on room at the art center, Jackson recovery women and children, a room was sponsored and provided 2 years of activities, Dorothy Pecaut nature playscape, the list goes on!!
Discovery Shop Refresh
The Discovery Shop located at 316 W. 7th Street, has been the biggest fundraiser of the Junior League of Sioux City for over 40 years. Proceeds from the shop contribute to supporting our mission of volunteerism, the Siouxland community, and development of women. As part of the West 7th Street Corridor Facade Improvement Program we have been able to improve the storefront, recently installing new windows and a new door. All funds raised would go towards continuing to refresh the face of our shop, there are several areas that could use a refresh including the awning, replacement and painting of bricks, and the addition of flower pots. Your investment in our storefront would be a contribution to our shop, which in turn allows us to raise funds to invest in the Siouxland community, and would contribute to one of these projects.