Women improving the Washington DC Community since 1912


Our more than 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.

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Welcome to the Junior League of Washington. The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is made up of more than 2,300 highly trained volunteers dedicated to improving the community through effective action and leadership. The JLW makes a difference by supporting adult, children's, and cultural literacy initiatives in the greater Washington, DC, area through hands-on volunteering and fundraising efforts that support the important work of our community partners.

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


  • Oct

    JLW Soirée: A Capital Masquerade

    To learn more and for event tickets, click here.

  • Nov

    58th annual Holiday Shops

    For more information about our 58th annual Holiday Shops, click here.

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Holiday Shops 2016

The Junior League of Washington is pleased to announce the 58th annual Holiday Shops, which will take place November 18-20, 2016, at Dock5 at Union Market. Holiday Shops is more than a unique shopping experience; it is also one of the League's major fundraisers. Funds raised support the JLW’s ongoing efforts to improve the DC community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and annual grants awarded to local nonprofits. Find out more about Holiday Shops.

2016-2017 Targeted Grant Letter of Intent Now Available

The Junior League of Washington’s 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 the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Please click here for the LOI and instructions.

National Book Festival

425 enthusiastic JLW volunteers joined the Library of Congress to support the 2016 National Book Festival on Saturday, September 24. Since 2003, JLW members have contributed over 37,000 volunteer hours promoting literacy and the love of reading at the National Book Festival. To read more about the event, click here.

Tossed & Found

The 24th Annual Tossed & Found was held March 18-20, 2016. Follow Tossed & Found here.

The 2014 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 24rd annual Tossed & Found volunteers, donors, patrons, and customers continued that award-winning promise and delivered a record-breaking event March 20-21, 2015.