Join your fellow League members as we close out the 2021-2022 League year. This updated version of the ‘Annual Dinner’ will be more casual with drinks, heavy appetizers, and dancing. The event is open to Provisionals, Actives, and Sustainers.

A Win for Basic Needs: Sales Tax-Exemption for Diapers in Florida

“It’s a validation that diapers are a need and not a luxury,” says the Florida Essential Needs Coalition. On Monday, the Florida Legislature approved the 2022 state budget which includes a provision for the removal of sales tax on diapers. Starting July 1, for a period of one year, families will no longer have to […]

The Junior League of Tampa Offers New Community Grant

Today, The Junior League of Tampa announced its newest grant, the 1926 Legacy Award sponsored by Tampa General Hospital. The 1926 Legacy Award recognizes an outstanding community leader in the Tampa Bay area whose work is focused in the areas of child welfare and education. The honoree will receive a $10,000 grant to support a […]

Mentorships that Matter

A Mentor is often defined as an experienced or trusted advisor. But for anyone who has been a mentee, this definition seems to fall short. A true mentor often wears several hats. She may be a teacher, encourager, or even a friend. We spoke to several JLT members, who met their mentors in the League, […]

The Diaper Bank: A Story of Basic Needs

If you think about what families need to thrive, you might think about great education, well-paying jobs and safe housing – and you would be right, all of those things matter. But when families do not have access to basic needs that allow them to lead a clean, hygienic life with dignity, they cannot thrive. […]

Read. Share. Love.

Read. Share. Love. This is the tagline for The Junior League of Tampa’s Giving Library initiative. Partnering with other nonprofits, the League builds and stocks small libraries across Hillsborough County to share the love of reading. But unlike traditional libraries, the Giving Library books do not need to be returned, empowering readers to build their […]

New Year, New Leaders: Conversation with First Year Actives

Last year was a unique year, but that did not stop our 2020-2021 Provisional Class. When over 100 women applied to join JLT back in March 2020 they did not expect a global pandemic and a year marked by adapting to the new normal. While the Provisional experience was not what they anticipated, these women […]

New Year, New Leaders: Discussion with our First Year Chairs

With the 2021-2022 League year officially underway, we reached out to some of our first year Chairs to talk about their plans for the new year. While this will be their first time as Committee Chair with The Junior League of Tampa, each of these women brings a unique set of leadership experiences from their […]

Letter to our Members: Closing Thoughts on the 2020-2021 Year

As another year ends, I am taking time to look back and reflect on the past 12+ months. It is overwhelming to think of everything we have gone through as an organization and as individuals. We are all used to some form of change, but the changes we experienced this year may have been one […]