Women improving the Washington DC Community since 1912


Our nearly 2,300 members volunteer at community agencies throughout the Washington DC Community, providing aid where their expertise is needed most. You can find us tutoring a child, mentoring parents at a daycare center for homeless children, serving on community boards, or delivering life skills seminars to community members in recovery programs.


The Junior League of Washington has raised millions of dollars for the Washington DC community over the years. Want to help? You can make a difference to the community today! Become a Supporter


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    Holiday Shops 2015

    The 57th annual Holiday Shops was a fantastic success thanks to our corporate sponsors, patrons, merchants, volunteers, and shoppers. Thank you for supporting the Junior League of Washington and our mission of providing trained volunteers to make an impact in the Washington, DC, community. 

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The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is pleased to announce the 57th annual Holiday Shops.

November 5-8, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Click here for the latest news from Holiday Shops.

2015-16 Targeted Grant Letter of Intent Now Available 

The Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources (TGVR) Committee is pleased to announce the posting of the Letter of Intent (LOI) for participation in the Targeted Grants Cycle for one-year grants for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Please click here for the LOI and instructions.


The page has turned on the Library of Congress’ 2015 National Book Festival, and JLW volunteers were an important factor in the festival’s success. 400 enthusiastic volunteers contributed more than 2,000 hours of service on Saturday, Sept. 5. This year marked the 15th National Book Festival and the 13th year the JLW supported the event by providing volunteers. This year also represented the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress’ acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s library, and fittingly, the theme of the festival was “I Cannot Live without Books,” a quote from Jefferson. To read more about the event, click here.

Congratulations Tossed & Found

Last year, Tossed & Found won The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Fund Development Award, recognizing the important role Tossed & Found plays to fund the JLW Mission and to provide so many in need with discounted goods and clothing. The 23rd annual Tossed & Found volunteers, donors, patrons, and customers continued that award-winning promise and delivered a record-breaking event March 20-21, 2015. Follow Tossed & Found here.