How Junior League of Greenville helped our community this year

This year, 40+ Junior League of Greenville members participated in the org’s annual Little Black Dress Initiative. | Photo provided by Junior League of Greenville

The Junior League of Greenville (JLG) is ending its 2021-2022 League year with some impressive stats. From record-breaking donations to the launch of new initiatives, the organization’s impact can be seen throughout our community. 

By the numbers:

  • $42,359.23: That’s how much money the Little Black Dress Initiative raised in 2021. The campaign had 587 donors, which allowed JLG to increase awareness about human trafficking + helping women overcome barriers related to economic mobility.
  • 350: The number of patients in the Cancer Society of Greenville who received Sustainer Holiday bags from JLG. “We exceeded all of our goals and were able to send amazing Holiday Bags filled with a variety of fun and thoughtful gifts,” says Lenna Blaser, JLG’s Communications VP.
  • 154: The number of local retailers who participated in the 2022 Shop for Greenville Card initiative. Sold annually during the fundraiser, this card allows shoppers to get discounts when they shop at local businesses in and around Greenville. Bonus: JLG raised $24,000+ and saw its highest number of sponsors ever for this initiative this year.
  • 90: The number of women who registered to attend the first in-person Empowered Women of Greenville event, which featured keynote speaker Liz Ferro, founder of nonprofit Girls with Sole

How to support JLG: 

~1,500 customers come through the Nearly New Shop each month. | Photo provided by Junior League of Greenville

JLG’s Nearly New Shop, which is on track to have its best year ever, provides an outlet for the Upstate community to purchase low-cost, quality clothing, furniture + household goods. Bonus: Every purchase supports JLG’S mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community. Read: You can shop + support your community at the same time. 

Have some gently-used clothes or dishware that doesn’t fit your taste anymore? Donate it to the Nearly New Shop. 

How to become a Member:

In their first year, new members will get an in-depth look at JLG, the Upstate community, and how JLG supports Greenville’s history + future. | Photo by Junior League of Greenville

Interested in joining? JLG is hosting an information session on Tues., May 17 at 6 p.m. at Palmetto Olive Oil Company and on Sat., May 21 at 12 p.m. at its 120 Greenacre Rd. headquarters. Attendees can learn about the pathway to becoming a member + what to expect in their first year.*