Mission: The junior league of oklahoma city, oklahoma, incorporated, is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Programs: Community projects and support:the jloc supported, both financially and through our volunteers, projects developed to improve literacy in the oklahoma city community. Jloc contributes an estimated 16,000 volunteer service hours to the community each year. Community partners served this year include citizens caring for children, boys & girls clubs of oklahoma county, ywca, the children's hospital, youth services of oklahoma county, the regional food bank, and the oklahoma city zoo.
mistletoe market:mistletoe market is the premier holiday shopping event held in oklahoma city in the fall of each year. In its 20th year, mistletoe market attracts over 115 merchants and close to 10,000 shoppers annually. Mistletoe market is coordinated each year by the trained volunteers of the junior league of oklahoma city, oklahoma, inc. Under the direction of the board of directors and the mistletoe market board of directors, each active member and provisional work at least three hours at the event. More than 2,000 volunteer hours are spent organizing all phases of this event to ensure its success. All proceeds from mistletoe market are used in supporting the jloc's focus area of literacy to benefit our community programs and membership development.
other program expenses and membership programs and training:jloc offers many training opportunities each year to members as well as others in the community. This training assists jloc volunteers to become effective leaders in the community by providing members with skills such as how to run a meeting, define tasks, delegate, work as a team, problem solve, and manage projects and volunteers. Jloc provides members and others in the community with information about their projects, members, training, opportunities, and the positive effect of our service to others through our league link magazine, jloc website, facebook page, and weekly e-mails.