How to Give Back

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Left to right: Interfaith Kitchen, Tornado Community Clean-Up, Grocery Store Employee Appreciation Day

As a league of 52 women, JSL members have voted to cancel Wild Wild West for the 2021 year. In an effort to continue to stop the spread of COVID-19, our membership is not comfortable gathering over 600 guests in an indoor space. We hope and look forward to bringing back DeLand's biggest party in 2022. 


In our new fiscal year, JSL members plan to continue to innovate and come up with new outdoor fundraising events. Our members propose and vote on all service projects and fundraisers in the month of May. Please be on the lookout for new JSL events and, as always, we cannot wait to see you at the next Mr. JSL and Birdies and Bogies golf tournament. 


Until then, if you would like to continue to support our work within the community, below you will find a donation button as well as a list of our projects. If you feel inclined to give, you can be assured that each dollar stays in your community. Please contact me if you have questions. 


Rose Bowden, President 

Junior Service League of DeLand

  • Dressed for Success - Members shop with the student and their families in Wal-Mart to purchase $100 of school clothes.

  • Fill the Pantry - providing emergency food supplies to elementary school

  • Fuel the Families - a drive for Thanksgiving food for in-need children and seniors

  • Survivor Bags - creating comforting kits for victims of abuse who are admitted to Advent Health DeLand 

  • Operation Hometown Heroine Surprise - send care packages to local women currently serving in the armed forces 

  • Christmas Surprise - buying Christmas gifts and wrapping paper to give to parents so they can give presents to their children. 

  • Other projects include Shoes for You, Warm Jackers for Cool Kids, cooking at Interfaith Kitchen and the Visitation House, a Christmas party for the Boys and Girls Club, a Diaper Drive for Foster Children, and more.