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