Annual campaign is The League’s largest fundraiser with the sole purpose of raising money to pay for our projects and programs. Each year we ask our members as well as individuals and businesses in the community to support our efforts and our mission by donating to our annual campaign. Annual Campaign runs for the entire league year, but many of the donor benefits relate to the Holiday Gift Market which is at the Florida State Fairgrounds on November 11-13, 2016 and The Gasparilla Invasion Party, January 28th, 2017 at The Junior League of Tampa.
Every little bit helps! Your donation, no matter what size, will make a big difference:
|$25||Purchases 25 books to help distribute to kindergarten students in Title 1 schools|
|$50||Buys an essentials backpack for two children taken into protective custody due to abuse or neglect|
|$250||Helps pay for one birthday celebration for a child in foster care, often the first they have ever experienced|
|$500||Provides a workshop for at risk girls in foster care to build self-esteem, literacy skills and promote positive decision making|
|$1000||Pays for 30 children at our Family Literacy Nights where they receive 2 books and engage with their caregivers in hands on activities that support reading and writing practice|
- 100% of net fundraising proceeds directly support The Junior League of Tampa’s mission.
- In the last 25 years alone, JLT has contributed over $4 million to make our community better and has helped other Tampa non-profits expand their reach by giving over $300,000 in Enabling Fund grants.
- Additionally, donations are matched with over 50,000 volunteer hours per year equaling $1,104,000 of volunteer time! (NOTE: 1 hour = $22.08 in Florida, according to the Independent Sector (www.independentsector.org))
WHAT ARE THE DONOR BENEFITS?
All donors are eligible for benefits such as recognition in the JLT’s many publications and, at certain giving levels, tickets to the HGM Preview Party and the fabulous Patrons’ Party held in the Spring (March 31, 2017). Special recognition will be bestowed upon donors who have contributed to The League for multiple years. Additionally, the popular Active Participation Contest continues this year. The first FIVE committees with 100% participation in the Annual Campaign will be rewarded with a party hosted especially for them with great food, fun and fellowship. For more details, please go to the DONOR BENEFITS page.
WHAT IS PATRONS’ PARTY?
Donors who give $1,000 and above (these payments may be broken down into monthly payments) will receive tickets to JLT’s Annual Patrons’ Party.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
- Donate online with a credit card
- Complete a JLT In-kind Donor Form 2016-2017
- Sign up for the Contributors’ Plan, offering a monthly automatic withdrawal for any gifts over $250. To participate in the monthly giving, please complete a JLT Individual Donor Forms 2016-2017