The Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan, is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to develop the potential of women, and to improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan celebrates over 65 years of service in Oakland County since its debut in 1952.
Each year Junior Leagues across the country host a week-long social media driven fundraising campaign that uses the iconic “little black dress” to raise awareness about poverty. Participants are asked to wear the same black dress to adDRESS the issues of poverty impacting Oakland County and increase awareness throughout the community. Currently there are over 34,000 homeless people in Southeast Michigan. Across the nation, approximately 34% of the homeless population are families with children. Among homeless families, 90% have a female head of household.
For the Junior League of Birmingham, MI, this initiative is close to the hearts of our members and our league, which focuses heavily on supporting women in crisis in our community. Our membership, through partnerships with community service agencies, provide volunteers and support to various projects to improve and better the lives of women in our community.
Your donation helps us continue our community impact projects. These projects have included providing winter boots for families in need and renovating an apartment for a homeless mother and her family. Other initiatives have provided support to victims of human trafficking, children in foster care and families in high risk areas, among other things. We endeavor to fill in the cracks of need for our community and our partners.