JLB Projects Through The Years

(CP = Community Project / FR = Fundraiser)
(BOLD = founded by the Junior League of Baltimore)

1912-1920

  • 1912-1967—Flower Mart begins
  • 1915—Relief funds for Belgian babies (CP)
  • 1918—Forget-me-knots sold to aid war effort (CP)
  • 1918—Red Cross Hostess House furnished at Evergreen for families of blind soldiers (CP)
  • 1918--Four members volunteered with the Junior League unit in France and six members volunteered with the Red Cross (CP)
  • 1918—Flowers sold for Devastated France (CP)
  • 1920-1931—Community Kitchen in South Baltimore (CP)
  • 1920-1971—Children’s Theater (became Vagabonds) (CP/FR)
  • 1920--Sold Red Cross Christmas seals (CP)
  • 1920--JLB Frolics at the Lyric

 

1921-1930

  • 1921—1st Follies at the Lyric
  • 1922--Poverty Ball held (CP/FR)
  • 1923-1928—Cabaret Ball at Belvedere Hotel
  • 1925-1967—Flower Mart Tea Room started
  • 1927--French Carnival Ball
  • 1929-1934—Colored ward established at Kernan’s Hospital along with an occupational therapist at Kernans (CP)
  • 1929—Luncheon Club
  • 1930-1937--Glee Club Formed
  • 1930—Players Committee

 

1931-1940

  • 1931—Self Denial Day sponsored with Police and Fire Department (CP)
  • 1931-1936—Family Welfare Clothes Center (CP)
  • 1931—Employment Campaign for the Unemployed (CP)
  • 1931-34--Highland House Dining Room
  • 1933—Farewell to Horses Carnival
  • 1933—Children’s Hospital Ball at Country Club (CP/FR)
  • 1934--Fashion Show at Church of Good Shepherd
  • 1934—Cruise Ball
  • 1934—Clark Gable Luncheon
  • 1935-1943—First Christmas Party at the Armory (ends during war time)
  • 1936-1942--Curative Workshops for WWII Veterans (CP)
  • 1936-1952—Follies
  • 1938—Lecture Courses (CP)
  • 1939—Gay Nineties Party
  • 1939-1940—Musee de Noel
  • 1939—Blankets for Britain (CP)

 

1941-1950

  • 1941—Cabaret
  • 1942—Volunteers in War Work (CP)
  • 1942—Books for Merchant Marines (CP)
  • 1942—Recruit WAVES (CP)
  • 1942—Lecture Courses (CP)
  • 1943-1945—Women Officers Lounge opened (CP)
  • 1943-1960—2nd hand Shop opened (predecessor of Wise Penny)
  • 1945-1951—Nursery School for the Deaf began (CP)
  • 1946-1948—Fashion Show at Belvedere
  • 1947-1956—Began Christmas Party (becomes  Santa Claus Anonymous) (CP/FR)
  • 1947-1971—Puppet Shows introduced by Theater Bureau (CP/FR)
  • 1948-1951—Teenage Group at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church (CP)
  • 1949—Children’s Storytelling at the Pratt (continues today) (CP)

 

1951-1960

  • 1951-1960—Christmas Tree Sale
  • 1953-1956—Nursery School for the Blind established at Sears Community House and St. David’s (later became MD School for the Blind) (CP)
  • 1954—Circus Cabaret
  • 1955—Children’s tours at the BMA (continues today) (CP)
  • 1955-1971—Children’s tours at the Maryland Historical Society (continues today) (CP)
  • 1955-1957—Home Projects Sale
  • 1956-1968—Santa Claus Anonymous emerges from Christmas party (still exists today) (CP/FR)
  • 1956—Concert and Charity Ball
  • 1957-Today—Larks began as the Monotones (still running) (CP)
  • 1957—Champagne Luncheon and Fashion Show at Belvedere
  • 1957-1967—Tours of the Frigate Constellation (CP)
  • 1958-1967—Junior League Garden Club formed
  • 1958-1971—Maryland Historical Society Tours (continues today) (CP)
  • 1959—January Jamboree
  • 1959-1974—Provisional Ball
  • 1959—Barbara Johnson became Baltimore’s 1st Regional director for AJLI
  • 1959-1965--Senior Citizens Hobby Show at Civic Center (CP)

 

1961-1970

  • 1961-Today—Monotones become the Larks (CP) 
  • 1961-1964--The Maryland Pony Show
  • 1961--The Haunted House at the Towson Armory
  • 1962—Barbara Bonnell becomes 1st AJLI President from Baltimore
  • 1962—Benefit Night at Painter’s Mill
  • 1964—Cabaret Dance
  • 1964-1971—Metropolitan Senior Center (beginnings of Waxter project) (CP)
  • 1964-1967—Maryland Matters publication (CP)
  • 1964-1972--Puppets at Hopkins Hospital (Tommy Tummy) (CP)
  • 1965-1967—Preschool Vision Screening (CP)
  • 1965-1969—Heart Fund Fashion Show
  • 1966-1968—The Haunted House at the Towson Armory
  • 1967-1969--Docent Programs at the BMA (CP)
  • 1967—Passed Waxter Bond issue (CP)
  • 1967—Larks make first recording
  • 1967-1970—Established Planned Parenthood Association of Maryland (CP)
  • 1968—Children’s Aid and Family Services Society (CP)
  • 1968-1970—Echo House Cultural Center established (CP)
  • 1970-1974--Wise Penny Thrift Shop opens on Greenmount Avenue
  • 1970—Drug Abuse Education Resource Unit (CP)
  • 1970--Pre-surgical Puppet Therapy added at Hopkins Hospital (CP)

 

 1971-1980

  • 1971—Broke ground for the Waxter Center for Senior Citizens (still open) (CP)
  • 1971--Marine Ecology Project with the Maryland Academy of Sciences (CP)
  • 1971-1980—Baltimore International Indoor Tennis Championship
  • 1971—Luncheon with Liz Carpenter
  • 1972-1975—Hospital pre-admission film (CP)
  • 1972—60th Anniversary Celebration
  • 1972-1979—Druid Hill Summer Tennis program (CP)
  • 1973—World’s Largest Office Party
  • 1973-1974—“A Home in Baltimore” brochure developed and distributed (CP)
  • 1974-Today—Wise Penny relocated to 5902 York Road
  • 1974-1979--CIVICS—Citizens in Voluntarism in city schools (CP)
  • 1974-1977--For Children’s Sake Conference (CP)
  • 1974--Waxter Center opens (CP)
  • 1974-1979—Chesapeake Bay Classroom (CP)
  • 1977-1983—Govans Parent Infant Center opens (now the Waverly Center) (CP)
  • 1978-1983—Docent program at the National Aquarium (CP)
  • 1978-1983—Baltimore’s Reading Radio Service (CP)
  • 1978—Boston Pops Concert
  • 1978-1980—Maryland Hall Center for the Visual Arts (CP)
  • 1979—Foster Parent Adoptive Search (CP)
  • 1979—Chinese Acrobats of Taiwan
  • 1979—Larks produce “Wharbles and Whistles” album
  • 1980-1983—Parents Anonymous brought to Baltimore (CP)
  • 1980-1983--Carroll Mansion Docent program (CP)
  • 1980-1982--Ronald McDonald House (CP)
  • 1980-1984—Baltimore International Jumping Classic

 

1981-1990

  • 1981—Purchased Wise Penny building
  • 1981-1989—The Baltimore Connection (CP)
  • 1981--Child Watch (CP)
  • 1981—“Because they love me,” a film on child abuse (CP)
  • 1981—First National Bank Classic
  • 1981-2002—Holiday Pops began
  • 1982-1985—Magic Me program (train teens to interact with elderly—still exists) (CP)
  • 1983-1988—Pets on Wheels project (CP)
  • 1985-1988—Florence Crittenden project for pregnant unmarried teens (still open) (CP)
  • 1985-1993—Teen Outreach program established (turned over to Parents Anonymous) (CP)
  • 1985-1994—Hunt to Harbor Cookbook
  • 1986—Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • 1987-1989--Kids on the Block (CP)
  • 1987-1991—Have a Heart for the Homeless Campaign (CP)
    • 1988-1991—“Who are the Homeless?” (CP)
  • 1987-1991—Substance Abuse:  Woman to Woman (CP)
  • 1988—Historic preservation of Old Sr. Paul’s Rectory (still open) (CP)
  • 1988-1989—Race to Read (CP)
  • 1989-1992—Side by Side Childcare Coalition formed (licensing day care facilities) (CP)
  • 1989-1990—YMCA Day Care Center (CP)
  • 1990-1994—First Weeks Parenting program at Hopkins, Mercy, and Sinai Hospitals (CP)
  • 1990—Letter by Letter (CP)
  • 1990—Literacy Conference (CP)
  • 1990—The Junior League Fashion Show
  • 1990-1991—Mardi Gras Party
  • 1990-1991—Don’t Wait to Vaccinate Campaign (CP)

 

1991-2000

  • 1991—Live and Learn—literacy education (CP)
  • 1992—JLM Public Policy Day (CP)
  • 1992-1996—Baltimore Baseball League (Now Parks and People Foundation) (CP)
  • 1992-1997—New Start Home Furnishings ( now Homeless Resource Bank at St. Vincent de Paul) (CP)
  • 1992-1998—Roland Park Library project or “Tuesdays at the library” (CP)
  • 1992-- The Nordstrom Gala
  • 1993-1994—Teen Outreach (in partnership with Parents Anonymous) (CP)
  • 1995-2008—Founded Hampden Family Center (still in operation) (CP)
  • 1995-2003--The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins (dinner program still in operation) (CP) 
  • 1995-97—The American Girl Fashion Show
  • 1997-2001—Dream Catchers at Port Discovery (CP) 
  • 1997-2003—Women’s Independent Network with the House of Ruth, Women’s Housing Coalition, and Marian House (CP)
  • 1997—National Silent Witness March, lobbied for Battered Spouse Syndrome Bill (CP)
  • 1997—85th Anniversary Celebration
  • 1997-2000—Evergreen Carriage House Holiday Boutique
  • 1998-2007—Hampden Family Center Holiday Party (CP)
  • 1998-2008—Hampden Family Center Health Fair (CP)
  • 2000—Won AJLI Honorable mention for LEAD program
  • 2000-2003—Flower Mart
  • 2000-2005—Hampden Family Center Senior Luncheon (CP)

 

2001-2010

  • 2001-2003—All Women’s Build
  • 2001-2006—Celebrate Style
  • 2002-2003—Domestic Violence program with Baltimore Police Dept.
  • 2002-2005—Race for the Cure
  • 2002-2005--Bull Roast
  • 2003-2005—Life Skills workshop at South Baltimore Women’s Shelter
  • 2003-2005—Art programs at HFC and South Baltimore Women’s Shelter
  • 2003—Believe Mural
  • 2004-2008—Women’s Mentoring program
  • 2004-2006—Girls on the Run at Francis Scott Key Elementary and Middle School
  • 2004-2006—Lunchtime Literacy project at Francis Scott Key Elementary and Middle School
  • 2006-2008—Touch a Truck
  • 2006-present—Kids in the Kitchen
  • 2007—Celebrate 95
  • 2007-2011 —School Program with Govans Elementary