21 Sep Community Impact – Volunteers in Action
The Junior League of Fort Collins is a volunteer organization. In addition to contributing hundreds of volunteer hours to implement our own initiatives, League members are also involved in monthly volunteer projects in support of other area nonprofit organizations.
Done-in-a-Day projects are part of an ongoing effort by the Junior League of Fort Collins to further its mission in the community. Monthly community service projects are coordinated and organized in support of area organizations, giving League members the opportunity to come together and make a difference in a matter of hours.
The Done-in-a-Day committee chooses and organizes projects that are open to the entire League membership and network. Each League member participates in at least one project a year, although many members choose to participate in several of these important endeavors.
In choosing projects, the committee works to support organizations that complement the Junior League of Fort Collins’ mission to create opportunities for women and children to thrive.
Examples of previous projects include:
- Alternatives to Violence – painting the new safehouse
- Crossroads Safehouse – organizing the boutique
- Friends of the Symphony’s Musical Zoo
- Food Bank of Larimer County’s Empty Bowls
- Larimer County Human Services Arts & Crafts Day
- Realities for Children – helping with the holiday tree
- Treatsylvania at the Farm at Lee Martinez Park
- United Way of Larimer County’s Make a Difference Day
To learn more about Done-in-a-Day projects or to have the Junior League of Fort Collins volunteer with your organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Done in a Day Project Testimonial
The Junior League of Ft.Collins contacted The Nappie Project and informed us we had been selected as a recipient of their DIAD [Done In A Day] program. The League had learned about us through an article in the Ft.Collins paper and their support of our new non-profit program was both a surprise and totally wonderful! Not only did the members collect diapers for our Partner Agencies to distribute to low-income and poverty level children and families, but several members asked if they could participate in one of our “Wrap Sessions”. They came, delivered a carload of diapers and stayed to wrap hundreds of bundles of diapers for our program. This full support was so appreciated! We are very grateful to the Junior League of Ft. Collins for recognizing the significant impact of Diaper Need on families’ physical, emotional and financial health and helping The Nappie Project surpass our first year’s goal of 50,000 diapers–“Helping Little Behinds get a Little Ahead”.
-Jan Touslee, The Nappie Project