15 Dec Legacy Partners
CARE House of Oakland County:
The League continues to partner with the CARE House, an organization dedicated to helping children in need.
The League supports the CARE House by providing teams of volunteers to operate and manage their holiday parties and other events, which serve families and children in need.
Common Ground is a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youths, adults and families in crisis.
The League supports Common Ground by providing volunteers to operate various events including the annual Birmingham Street Art Fair.
The League partners with Common Ground to administer the Adopt-A-Family program, which provides gifts and winter accessories to families in need during the holidays.
- The Junior Leagues of Michigan has focused on the issue of human trafficking for more than eight years.
- The Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan, Inc. works to save victims by providing information to the public, on what is considered to be a “faceless” issue.
- The League disseminates information to the public about how to spot the warning signs of human trafficking through a variety of projects including the League’s billboard campaign.
- The League erected a billboard to raise awareness about human trafficking in 2015. It contained life saving information including the human trafficking hotline: 1-888-373-7888.
- The League continues to bring awareness to this issue by hosting town hall meeting(s) with our state officials including Attorney General Bill Schuette.
- The League acts as lobbyists/lobbying agents to create and strengthen laws to put the traffickers in jail by attending Day at the Capitol events.
- The League works with Theresa Flores and the S.O.A.P project (Save Our Adolescents From Prostitution) to distribute bars of soap, which have the human trafficking hotline on them. The League targets areas with motels and hotels, where traffickers often bring their victims.
Kids In The Kitchen:
Inspired by the Junior League of Calgary’s Junior Chefs program, the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative began in 2006, with the goal of engaging kids in the preparation of healthy meals, as a means to educate them and their parents regarding nutrition and healthy choices.
The Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan, Inc. provides lessons and demonstrations related to preparation of healthy meals and snacks in partnership with local community organizations, chefs and nutritionists.
The League works with elementary age kids -1st- 3rd grade.
The program also includes yoga for children.
Partners include: Oak Ridge Elementary, Royal Oak
Upton Elementary, Royal Oak
Kenbrook Elementary, Farmington Hills
Since 1993, each October the League hosts its Pumpkin Patch event on Merrill Street in downtown Birmingham near The Community House and Baldwin Public Library.
Pumpkin Patch is a spooky themed celebration, which is free to attend and is open to the public.
Each year, approximately 900 children and their families participate in games, crafts, and entertainment while dressed in their spooky best!
A brand new family friendly event (launched in April 2017) and League fundraiser, children and families are encouraged to come out and explore vehicles including public service, emergency, utility, construction and transportation vehicles.
The Touch-a-Truck event was held at the Birmingham/Royal Oak Medical Group in the Meijer parking lot.
Other activities include food, crafts and entertainment.
Proceeds support the League’s mission and activities.