We’re Hiring! The Wise Penny Seeks Store Manager

The Wise Penny, located at 5902 York Road, Baltimore, seeks applicants for Store Manager. The Wise Penny, a thrift store owned and operated by The Junior League of Baltimore, provides quality new and “gently used” clothing and household items at affordable prices.  Proceeds are used for funding community projects.  Since opening in 1970, The Wise… Read More

AJLI External Statement on Civic Responsibility

On January 6, 2021, Junior League Members around the world witnessed what was irreconcilable with our values: a direct and violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and on the pillars of American civic leadership. We unequivocally condemn: acts that undermine fundamental democratic ideals and the rule of law; racism, antisemitism, and hate; and the unequal… Read More

JLB Past President Receives Award

Kathy Armstrong, Past President of the Junior League of Baltimore, has been nominated and selected as a recipient of the 2020 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award for her ongoing PB&J sandwich charity drive. On behalf of the Mayor of the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) and the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), this award is… Read More

JLB Sponsors Women’s Health Conference

The Junior League of Baltimore is proud to once again sponsor Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey conference.  Due to Covid-19 this event will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Plenary presenter Dr. Sherita Golden is an endocrinologist and vice president and chief diversity officer for… Read More

The Wise Penny’s 50th Anniversary

The Junior League of Baltimore is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its owned and operated thrift store – the Wise Penny, located at 5902 York Road in Baltimore.  Since 1970, the Penny, as it’s affectionately called, has been a source for quality new and gently used clothing and household goods as well as served… Read More

JLB Recognizes Native Land

On October 12th we recognize Indigenous People’s Day, where we have the intentional opportunity to celebrate and honor Native American histories and cultures, and recognize the impact they have on our country. In recognition this year, we want to share the practice of Land Acknowledgement. A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as… Read More

Remembering the Notorious RBG

On September 18, 2020, pioneer, role model, activist, and icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away leaving behind a massive legacy for all people. As only the second woman to serve as an American jurist in the highest court of the nation, The Supreme Court, she has paved the way for all people. She served on… Read More

The Wise Penny’s Grand Reopening

The Penny is back! Starting August 29th, the Wise Penny will re-open with new safety protocols, merchandise layouts and revised hours all to protect the health of our customers and staff. You’ll also notice a refresh of the store when you shop with us and hope that you love it as much as we do.… Read More


GW Carver’s Sage Evans-Rainey receives the Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship Award The Junior League of Baltimore has presented its 2020 Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship to Sage Evans-Rainey of George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology High School. The annual scholarship program awards $2,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer… Read More

Letter to the Membership – May 31, 2020

For us, the events of the past week have once again underscored the severity and violence of racism that our communities experience in the United States and across the world every day.  This has been a tragic week, where we’ve all watched the hurt and anger on display at the death of an unarmed and… Read More