Junior League of Palo Alto, Mid-Peninsula empowers women to be the drivers of change by using effective action and promoting volunteerism. As a member of JLPA-MP, I've been fortunate to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of members as well as the community. Volunteering with the JLPA-MP has allowed me to strengthen my current skills & develop new skills that I may not have had the chance to develop in my career. I feel like I am giving back to my community & that our impact is improving lives in the local community. It is a privilege to be a member of an organization that is creating stronger more empowered women and in doing so, building stronger, better communities.
The Junior League granted the nonprofit I work for (Mission Hospice & Home Care) $5,000 to enhance our outreach to the Latino community, which has been historically underserved by the health care system. The grant enabled us to translate and print key outreach materials into Spanish, including our brochures and family information packets. Mission Hospice is a local, independent nonprofit founded in 1979, and we rely on community support to help us ensure that everyone has access to quality, compassionate end-of-life care, regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay.