|Q. How many meetings do members need to attend?
A. There are ten general membership meetings of the League from July 1st through June 30th. Active members are required to attend 6 meetings.
|Q. What if I miss a meeting?
A. If you miss a required meeting, you must attend an additional General Membership or Council meeting. You can also make up the meeting time by volunteering in the Thrift Shop for an additional 1.5 hours.
|Q. How hard or easy is it to complete your community and fundraising hours?
A. Active members are responsible for fulfilling 9 community hours and 6 fundraising hours in addition to 3 hours in our Thrift Shop over the course of five months. We offer a smorgasbord of opportunities during weekdays, evenings and weekends.
|Q. What ways do you earn “fundraising” hours vs. “community” hours?
A. You can earn community hours by volunteering at our many community service projects such as Best Foot Forward, Camp Begin Again, Back on Track, Kids in the Kitchen, Project WARM and others. You can earn additional hours by bringing friends or family members to volunteer as well.
You can earn fundraising hours by working in the Thrift Shop, Sweethearts Ball or one of our new fundraising projects. You can earn additional hours by securing sponsorships or donating raffle items to the events.
|Q. What and where is the Thrift Shop?
A. The Junior League of Daytona Beach Thrift Shop has been in existence since the 1960’s and continues to be one of the most successful thrift stores is our town. It is our largest fundraiser, with profits of about $140,000 annually. They accept donations of: clothing, shoes, accessories, house wares, small appliances, small furniture, electronics, books and children’s toys. The new Thrift Shop is located 1757 North Nova Road in Holly Hill. They are open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Each member is required to make two donations a year valued at $75 or more. Donation months are assigned by last name. With a makeup month in May for members that missed their assigned month. Donations are not collect from members in October due to Bundles.
|Q. What types of women are in the Junior League?
A. The Junior League of Daytona Beach reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism. We have women of all ages, single, married, career women, mothers and retired.
|Q. Do women in the Junior League have time to be involved with other organizations?
A. Yes! It is our mission to train and develop our members to become civic leaders and to serve our community in many capacities.
|Q. Do hours from other charities count?
A. No. We have no way of tracking the hours given in service to other charities. Additionally, we carefully select new projects and community partners based on the number of members we have and the number of overall hours we are able to serve. In order to make our projects successful and to serve our community partners, we all need to serve our designated hours.
Q. Can I get credits for securing Foundation or Event Sponsors?
A. Yes. The Foundation Sponsor program is a critical part of the League’s Fund Development efforts, and we need all members to be involved! The Foundation Sponsor package is available here.
Foundation Sponsor Information
Get involved now and ask your employers, businesses you use, and others to sponsor the Junior League! Members who secure Foundation Sponsors will receive credits in the following amounts:
$10,000 sponsor = 12 credits
$7,500 sponsor = 10 credits
$5,000 sponsor = 8 credits
$2,500 sponsor = 6 credits.
Members who secure Event Sponsors (Sweetheart’s Ball, 5K, and Bowling with the Boys) will receive credits in the following amounts:
$1,000 sponsor=4 credits
$750 sponsor=3 credits
$500 sponsor=2 credits
$250 sponsor=1 credit
Members who secure sponsorships in amounts between $1,001 and $2,499 receive 5 credits.