Junior League of Parkersburg

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The Junior League of Parkersburg provides volunteers and funding to area non-profit agencies for the benefit and enrichment of the Parkersburg community and the development and education of our League volunteers. The JLP volunteers contribute more than 100,000 hours of volunteer work each year to the League's projects and programs. In addition to the volunteer service that League members contribute to our community, The Junior League of Parkersburg has provided millions of dollars over the years to fund programs and agencies that improve the overall wellbeing of our community.


Find out more about The Junior League of Parkersburg's current and past programs, as well as this year's community projects by clicking below:

Current Projects


    JuLeP’s Pathways Playground 2007-present


    Kids in the Kitchen

    Family Crisis Center



  Past Projects



Milk fund began in 1926 to assist thousands of needy families


The Children's Theatre began.  Three - four productions a year.  Later years the League sponsored Lollipop concerts a Children's TV series


Opened the Jr. League Thrift Shop - Revenue supports league projects.  This project evolved into today's project of Whale of a Sale - a 1day yard sale and Jr. Leagues largest annual fund-raiser


Partner with local media to sponsor radio programs intent on enriching children's lives


Established the Fine Arts Center


Provided assistance through the Well Baby Clinic that allowed thousands of children under 6 to receive complete physical exams.  Clinic was closed due to a shortage of doctors as a result of WWII -  The Well Baby Clinic was turned over to Wood City Health Dept in 1943


Established 1st Child Behavior Clinic to meet the need for treat of children with behavior problems.

Now known as  Westbrook Health Services


Jr. League joined other West Virginia Junior Leagues to establish a Social Welfare Scholarship Fund


Established a Girl Scout Troop for homebound girls


Supported a bill introduced in the WV legislature to amend the State constitution to permit women to serve on juries.   The League along with other women's organizations implemented statewide education campaigns and programs to secure passage of the Jury Service Amendment.


Sheltered Workshop, a facility that provides paid employment opportunities to mentally and physically handicapped individuals.  


Harvest Moon Festival

1964 Financial support that allows the SW Resources to serve 160+ disable individuals


Worked with Dr. Boette, a local music scholar to develop a book addressing preserving the muscial heritage of WV


Advocated for the treatment of alcohol and drug offenders - instrumental in establishing a detoxification center


Provided research and investigation hours to facilitate the Health & Human Resources need for information on the foster care system in Wood City.  -


Junior League designated as "Outstanding Organization of West Virginia" for their work and involvement in the foster care system.


Mrs. Sharon Rockefeller, wife of former Governor John D. Rockefeller IV, joined the League at the April 1980 meeting and spoke on the topic "The Role of Governor's Wife"


Jr. League took up hospice cause in early 80's


Projects focusing on improving lives of handicapped citizens of the area -  Kids on the Block project


Workshops on dance, drama, music, and art to introduce arts to mentally challenged children 8-16- Partnered with Wood County  ARC- Association for Retarded citizens


Sought to educate the public on importance of organ donation. 


Local historical landmark, Blennerhassett Mansion- research and historical video depicting the landmark


Campaign to educate the public about substance abuse among women.  This passionate endeavor resulted in the Women's Half Way House project. -These efforts were recognized by the League receiving several area and national awards


Silent witness program - Ongoing support to honor women and children killed as a result of domestic violence. 


Literacy and reading awareness - Transcribing manuscripts into Braille. Purchased books, helped develop a new library program


Sponsored a girl to attend WV Girls State


served on Community Advisory board during construction of the Juvenile Detention Home


Project enhancing the live of the older population in Parkersburg serving 700 senior citizens


Designed activities for Wood County Child Care Center -


lead historic tours of the Cook House - Headquarters of the Junior League of Parkersburg


Peer Pressure Reversal -  a community project to raise awareness regarding teen sex


Junior League of Parkersburg was the first civic organization to join the Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Parkersburg area


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