On a lovely Spring day, May 21, 1951, at the home of Mrs. W.H. Slack, Jr., twenty-one young matrons met to discuss how to foster interest in the social, economic, educational, cultural and civic conditions of our community and how to make efficient their volunteer service. They dared to dream; and from this meeting of fewer than two dozen, an active organization of over 500 women are currently working together to continue the rich tradition of volunteering thousands of hours each year in numerous organizations and providing much needed funding to assist women and children of our community.


1950s 1950s2

  • Clothing Shop was begun and maintained in the Downey Hospital
  • Green-Hunter Nursery was opened
  • Charity Ball began
  • Transported children to the Atlanta Junior League Speech School
  • 3 Day Fall Thrift Sale
  • Provided scholarship for training and a salary supplement for a Speech Therapist
  • Began classes and transportation to exams for the mentally challenged children
  • Began a Gifted Child Program at Enota Elementary School
  • Brought the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Opera, and Plays to the children of the Community
  • Volunteers at Hospital and Red Cross


1960s2 1960s

  • League Log was initiated
  • Volunteers began at the Boys Club
  • Program for the Blind
  • Organized the Newman School for the mentally challenged
    Children’s Theatre establishe



  • Spring Arts Festival was held
  • Speech and Hearing Center was becoming a reality
  • Educational Instructional Kits offered to teachers
  • The League’s North Georgia Children’s Center has become the Hall County Day Care and Training Center
  • Included Humane Society for our Volunteers
  • Donation to Medical Center for newborn intensive care equipment
  • Served our Seniors with a Telephone Reassurance Line



  • The Adult Learning Center was a new volunteer area
  • Formed Domestic Abuse Task Force
  • Gateway House became a full time shelter
  • Perennials was published and became a success
  • The Guest House and the Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program became a part of our placements
  • Spearheaded the Civic Center Restoration


Challenged Child Volunteers 1994  Class of 1994

  • Became affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International
  • Emphasis placed on “The Year of the Child”
  • Joined with other community leaders in Partners in Health
  • Mobile Health Unit
  • Seed money for Edmondson-Telford Center for Children



  • Signature Grant awarded
  • Volunteered at Georgia Special Olympics
  • Participated in Hands on Hall
  • Joined forces with the United Way of Hall County and the North Georgia Community Foundation to lauch
  • WomenSource, Inc.–a nonprofit resource center for the women of Northeast Georgia
  • Launched Kids in the Kitchen to educate the community about childhood obesity and the importance of nutrition
  • Joined all Junior Leagues in Georgia in The Million Minute Read to read one million minutes to children throughout Georgia
  • Began Feeding Our Future, a monthly food distribution program serving chronically hungry children in the Gainesville City and Hall County school systems