In addition to its ongoing community projects and grants, the Junior League of Pittsburgh undertakes 2-4 projects every month of the League year that are “Done in a Day.” For each Done In A Day project, a group of Junior League members assists a local nonprofit organization or social service agency through hands-on, volunteer work. While our members spend much of our time working to fight childhood hunger, we will also spend a portion of our time on other projects that allow us to get to know the work of another organization. We often assist with a special event or help with cleaning, painting or gardening to help launch or support a program.
In undertaking Done In A Days, the Junior League attempts to provide immediate volunteer assistance to Pittsburgh-area organizations and meaningful learning opportunities for its members. By doing so, the League also attempts to assess community needs and learn more about the nonprofit and social service organizations that could benefit from greater League assistance in the form of grants, training or community partnerships.
Community organizations that have benefited from Done In A Days include:
- Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation
- Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
- Family House
- Global Links
- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- Highmark Caring Place
- Just Harvest
- Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
- Sojourner House
- United Way
The Junior League of Pittsburgh also attempts to provide Done In A Day assistance to organizations that have benefited from past League community projects and grants or organizations that serve needs related to the League’s current community projects.
To propose a Done In A Day project benefiting your nonprofit organization or social service agency, please complete an online application. Contact the Junior League’s Done In A Day committee chair at DIAD@jlpgh.org should you have further questions or require clarification regarding any of the information requested.