Fifty Years of Filling Someone's Need

The following community projects represent a listing of the partnerships and the trained volunteer resources that the Junior League of Lafayette has provided since 1957.

The 50's-Volunteers Programs Included:
Music For Youth
The Lafayette Parish Public Library
Lafayette Museum Garden Tours
Lafayette Day Nursery
Southwest Louisiana Rehabilitation Center Charity Hospital
Mental Health
Lafayette Sanitarium

The 60's-Volunteer Programs Included:
Puppet Theatre
"Dite Moi" - French T.V. Program
Working with legally blind children
Art for Youth
Leonard Bernstein Youth Concert
Crippled Children's Clinic
Drug Education Program with USL
Tuberculosis Hospital
Charity Hospital Layettes
Dance For Youth
Charity Hospital Pediatric Ward
Lafayette Museum
Southwest Louisiana Rehabilitation Center

The 70's-Volunteer Programs Included:
Lafayette Juvenile and Young Adult Program
Community Artificial Kidney Drive
Johnny Scott
Learning Disabilities Seminar
Historic Preservation
Pollux House
Musical Therapy-Nursing Homes
Junior Great Books
Acadian Village Docents
CPR
Parenting Handicapped Children-Project Hand
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Child Abuse Awareness Program
Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium

The 80's-Volunteer Programs Included:
Bright New Worlds Art Program
Nature Studies
"In League with Lafayette" television program
Substance Abuse Awareness and Educational Programs
Suitcase Exhibits-Lafayette Planetarium
Kids on the Block puppets
Hospice
Pediatric Program
Faith House
Truman Enrichment
REACH America Peer Program
Children's Shelter
Lafayette C.A.R.E.S.
St. Joseph's Diner

The 90's-Volunteer Programs Included:
Arts Council Support Team
Child Care Connection
Children's Museum
Community Crossings
Family Tree Counseling
First Steps
Homework Hotline
Junior Quiz Bowl
Junior Symphony
Kids on the Block
Recycling Foundation
Teen Court
Volunteer Center

The 2000's-Volunteer Programs Included:
SMILES
Maison de Mere
Opportunity Knocks
NO FEAR NO FUTURE
Young-At-Heart
Spelling Bee
Acadiana Youth
University Art Museum ($75,000 donation)
Boys and Girls Clubs
Faith House
Healing House
Junior Quiz Bowl
Meals on Wheels