Our Projects

The Junior League of Central Westchester’s community projects for the 2020 – 2021 year include:

A recent study found that one in three American mothers struggle to buy clean diapers for her child. To address this need in our community, the JLCW launched the Westchester County Diaper Bank, the first of its kind in the area, in Fall 2014 in conjunction with the County government.  The Diaper Bank collects wipes and disposable diapers of all sizes, types and brands and provides clean diapers to families unable to afford them. Learn More >

JLCW partners with The Sharing Shelf to provide a shopping event for girls ages 13-19, from families in financial need. Teen girls are invited to the Teen Boutique by social service agencies, schools, food pantries, and community groups. Between 100-150 teen girls participate. Learn More>

Abbott House

Abbott House is dedicated to supporting nearly 2,500 children in foster care and unaccompanied immigrant children in the New York Metropolitan Area and the Hudson Valley.  Their goal is to help them create a durable sense of family, home and community and prepare them for a promising future.  The organization provides services to children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years old. In 2020, the Junior League of Central Westchester has partnered with Abbott House to assist with their annual holiday toy drive.  Abbott House plans to provide 1500 children with gifts for the holiday season.  The JLCW is one of several sponsors in Westchester that will contribute to the annual holiday toy drive with the goal of gifting children with items from their holiday wish lists. 

New York State Public Affairs Committee (NYSPAC)

The NYSPAC is a coalition of 17 Junior Leagues across New York, formed to educate and take action on public policy issues relevant to the Junior League Mission. This advocacy takes many forms. It can be building awareness and educating the public about a pressing problem or sponsoring and writing a bill that ultimately becomes a law.

Community Development

JLCW organizes a Community Partner Networking Breakfast to develop collaborative partnerships with local nonprofits to address significant issues in Central Westchester and to improve the overall quality of life through a legacy of trained volunteers. The Community Development Chairs also seek and review applications for the JLCW Volunteer Service Award.

The JLCW is the custodian of a historic treasure of the community, Wayside Cottage, which includes providing tours for children’s groups.  Learn More>