Our Community Service Corps (CSC) is a committee that coordinates volunteer opportunities for Junior League members with local organizations. The objective of CSC is to provide the League with "Done in a Day" volunteer opportunities. In 2010-11, CSC has been involved with the following organizations:
Ronald McDonald House ("RMH") and John Zay House
Junior League members prepare meals for individuals who have family members being treated at Memorial Hospital (and are staying at RMH) or Penrose Hospital (and are staying at John Zay House). In addition, members volunteered time at the Ronald McDonald House Holiday Gingerbread Neighborhood project and explained what RMH does for seriously ill children and premature babies in our community and what the Junior League of Colorado Springs' role was in founding this wonderful organization. rmhcs.org
Care and Share Food Bank
Junior League members donate time to our local food bank to sort and organize food. Care and Share provides food to many of Colorado Springs' hungry individuals and families and works with other organizations to provide food to those in need. careandshare.org
Dress for Success
The Women's Resource Agency ("WRA") is a powerful organization to empowers women of all ages to attain personal and economic self-sufficiency. One of the programs the WRA provides to make this mission a reality is the Dress for Success program in which women making the transition back into the work place can find suitable attire and gain interview skills. Junior League members work at the WRA on donation days collecting suits and business attire and sorting them onto the racks. wrainc.org
Early Connections Learning Center
The mission of Early Connections Learning Center is to provide comprehensive, high quality early care and education to all children. Junior League members helped with a playground clean-up last fall and will be starting a reading and tutoring program this spring. The Early Connections' Antlers Place learning center was initiated by the JLCS in 1946.
Boo at the Zoo
Through the United Way's "Make a Difference Month" Junior League members helped carve pumpkins at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Healthy Baby Fair
El Paso County Public Health hosted a healthy baby fair in September 2010 and Junior League members were there to assist and direct vendors, supporting organizations and other volunteers.
Pikes Peak EcoFestival
Junior League members volunteer at this annual event to promote sustainability and environmental awareness by directing vendors, coordinating other volunteers and answering questions for visitors. pikespeakecofestival.com
Habitat for Humanity
At least once a year, Junior League members help with a Habitat for Humanity ReBuild that provides families in need with a roof over their head. In addition, members volunteered at a ReStore this year, assisting with the sale of items from houses that had been refurbished. habitat.org
Marian House Soup Kitchen
Junior League members prepare and serve hot, fresh meals to many of Colorado Springs most needy. http://ccharitiescs.org/what-