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:
- Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
- Global Links
- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- Just Harvest
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Sojourner House
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.
Questions? Or to propose a Done In A Day project benefiting your nonprofit organization or social service agency, email the Junior League’s Done In A Day committee chair at DIAD@jlpgh.org.