Our History of Community Impact

2016 -  Junior Leagues partners with QC Closet 2 Closet, an organization that provides gently worn and new clothing and accessories to teenage children who live in foster care or who are homeless.  JLQC raised $7,000 through the I AM STRONG Mudventure Race, which was created as part of the JLQC's I AM Initiative to improve the self-image and perception of women and girls. 

2015 -  Developed "Yours for a Year" program to support a community partner on several projects for an entire league year.  JLQC partners with Triota to help raise awareness on SAU campus about sexual assault and domestic violence.   

2014 –  Released the design of the I AM Bracelet to raise further awareness and funds for the I AM Initiative.  
 JLQC along with Braking Traffik presented the premiere of the documentary Any Kid Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories.  JLQC partnered with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois to bring Christmas to at-risk girls from the local community.
2013 – Hosted the first young women's conference with the WINGs Mentor Program about worthwhile topics facing women and girls today, including peer pressure, body image, and women in the media. JLQC created a comfort room at Family Resources Bridge House.

2012 – JLQC's first I AM Strong 5K Mudventure Race raised over $12,000 for local Quad City charities. JLQC started the WINGs Mentor Program at West High School.

2011 – JLQC began the I AM Initiative, a commitment to improve the perception and self-image of women through leadership and empowerment. All volunteer opportunities for community projects and fundraising events are aligned with its purpose. JLQC hosted Miss Representation film viewing at the Putnam Museum to raise awareness of how women are portrayed in the media. 
2010 – JLQC collaborated through volunteerism with Family Resources to support DHS including apartment sponsorship, family fun and beautification projects. JLQC support yogaG in bringing yoga to domestic violence shelters.
2009 – JLQC adopted an after school reading program called Operation Read.
2008 – JLQC and QC Times presented the 8th annual Women of the Year awards.
2007 – JLQC partnered with Rock Island YWCA on creation of Moxie Shoppe and Career Resource Center.

2006 – JLQC partnered with the Figge Art Museum in 2006 to provide scholarships for underprivileged children. From 2006 to 2010 JLQC raised $60,000 with the board game Quad Cities On Board.

2005 – JLQC held Taste of Junior League fundraiser in 2005 which developed into the current Taste of the Vine. JLQC partnered with the Putnam Museum to create the Storytelling Garden.
 
2004 – JLQC donated $8,000 to the Quad Cities from proceeds raised from Polo on the River Fundraiser.
2003JLQC Golf Classic raised $16,000.
2001 – JLQC raised funds  for and organized installation of  handicap accessible equipment at Rocket Park. JLQC also created Women of the Year campaign.

1999 – JLQC raised $80,000 at the Mannheim Steamroller Benefit.
1995 – JLQC donated $50,000 to The Learning Campus in Bettendorf.
1990 – JLQC was the founding co-cponsor of the first Quad Cities’ Race for the Cure.

1985
– JLQC with the QC Times sponsored the first Ride The River event. To date this event has now raised over $100,000. Several JLQC members instrumental in formation of River Action Inc.

1983Year of the River Campaign began and JLQC hosted the Midwest Urban Waterfront Convention.