Making An Impact

The Junior League of Spokane engages in several smaller-scale impactful projects each year. These impact projects range from diaper drives to hosting dinners for homeless families. Impact projects give our members regular opportunities to connect directly with the community by providing direct support to deserving causes, while still fitting it into our busy schedules!


  • Cooking meals for the families housed at Ronald McDonald House
  • Creating and maintaining Reading Corners at community organizations in Spokane
  • Providing annual volunteer support to Tom’s Turkey Drive, from helping at area grocery stores to providing day-of assistance at the pick-up event
  • Providing volunteer support for the Cobra Polo Classic, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Ronald McDonald House
  • Painting, decorating and updating rooms at Women’s Hearth, an organization for women recovering from homelessness and/or drug addiction
  • Providing volunteers, administrative support, and day-of help for the Foster Santa Breakfast, a holiday gathering for families of foster kids
  • Working with Spokane Public Schools to help stuff backpacks with information and resources for incoming kindergarteners



  • Women & Children’s Free Restaurant
  • CHAS
  • Early Life Speech & Language Center
  • Rising Strong
  • Union Gospel Mission Women & Children’s Shelter
  • West Central Community Center


JLS founded the Santa Breakfast event over 20 years ago. We nurtured it to a beloved annual holiday gathering for over 400 foster children and their families before passing it along to the caring hands of Embrace Washington.


In 2018-2019, Junior League of Spokane members also donated their woman power to several Spokane area organizations, including:

  • Embrace Washington’s Santa Breakfast
  • Our Sister’s Closet
  • Spokane Police Activities League Summer Program
  • Tom’s Turkey Drive
  • Wishing Star Foundation
  • The Jonah Project


Do you have an event or a program that needs volunteers, or do you have an idea for an upcoming JLS impact project?

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