Improving the Community

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County members are devoted to making the community a much better place to live, by being a resource for this area’s non-profit organizations. This year, active League members will each work with a local non-profit agency, through a Done-In-A-Day project.  Organizations who benefit through our volunteers in 2019-2020 include; Habitat for Humanity of Hall County, Randy & Friends, Special Olympics, Rape Response, Elachee Nature Science Center, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

Additionally, the League reserves a percentage of monies raised from each fundraiser and every 5 years we are able to provide a Signature  Grant to a deserving non-profit agency or major League project. The first Signature Grant of $30,000 was awarded to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County in 2000-2001.  In 2005-2006, the League awarded Sonrise Camp $50,000.  In 2010-2011, a third Signature Grant of $50,000 was awarded to Gateway Domestic Violence Center for its Transitional Housing Project. In 2015-2016 the Signature Grant amounted to $75,000 and was awarded to two organizations, Edmondson-Telford and Family Promise. The funds for Edmonson-Telford were to upgrade the center’s forensic equipment and a medical exam room. The funds Family Promise were to go towards a renovation of an affordable home for transitional housing.

If you are a local nonprofit, and you’d like your project to be considered for a Done In a Day project, please contact us.