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 […]

95 Years – A Look at the Past

What does 95 years of impact look like? As we prepare to celebrate our 95th Birthday on April 2nd, this is the question on our minds. The Junior League of Tampa, like so many organizations, has been challenged and changed by the past year. We have been pushed to look at everything we do a […]

The Women Behind the Market

The Holiday Gift Market is a Tampa Tradition. Annually, the event features more than 120 specialty merchants, attracts over 17,000 shoppers, and generates $300,000+ for the League’s community projects. Impressive on its own, the Market becomes even more inspiring when you realize it is run by volunteers. This year’s Holiday Gift Market committee is comprised […]

State of the League

The Junior League of Tampa has over 94 years of community experience and yet, the last six months are like nothing we have ever faced before. As we navigate our new normal, know that The Junior League of Tampa is on track and maintaining our focus on the community, organizational health, and our members. Community […]

Our Legacy of Literacy: How the MILO Project Adapts to Community Needs

Supporting literacy has long been a goal of The Junior League of Tampa, however, the strategies for achieving this goal have changed with the community. The MILO project is a perfect example of this. MILO stands for Mobile Interactive Literacy Opportunity and was founded in 2016. The project began as a partnership with the Children’s […]