Don't Wait to Vaccinate
Don't Wait to Vaccinate, a signature project for JLR, originated in March 1994. This free immunization program is a unique coalition between JLR, the City of Richardson and the Methodist Richardson Medical Center. The idea stemmed from a 1989 outbreak of measles in the US after nine Metroplex children died from the disease. The Richardson City Council and RISD concluded that a local program was needed to ensure that all RISD students would be properly immunized. The clinic currently administers all required vaccines to eligible children of Richardson residents, JRL, city and hospital employees and RISD students ages 2-18 years of age. JLR provides partial funding and volunteers for the program. Volunteers greet parents and children, explain registration procedures and introduce clients to the nurse. RMMC provides the facility and nurses and the City of Richardson maintains the records of the immunizations as well as scheduling appointments. The vaccines are provided by the state. The clinic is operated year round every Tuesday from 4:30 pm -8:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm; holidays excluded. To make an appointment or get directions visit the City of Richardson's webpage.
Miss Belle's House
A two-story Victorian farmhouse, circa 1887, depicting life at the turn of the century located on Owen's farm. In 1902, it became Richardson’s first private school operated by Miss Belle. It is one of the oldest remaining structures of early Richardson. Miss Belle's Place is a collaborative project between the city of Richardson, Owen's Country Farm, and The Junior League of Richardson. In 2010, JLR updated the landscaping and the structure received a new roof. Today, JLR is responsible for its maintenance.
Richardson Adult Literacy Center
The Richardson Adult Literacy Center, organized in 1990, was formed through the cooperation of The Junior League of Richardson, Altrusa International, Inc. of Richardson, and various dedicated community leaders. These organizations created the mission of offering free English instruction to the increasingly diverse adult population of the city of Richardson and the RISD. The Center has now provided this service to non-English speaking adults for over twenty years. This literacy program was designed to model reading skills to children for pre-kindergarten parents at the Richardson Public Library. It brings parents and their young children together in a fun, educational setting to model read-aloud and other interactive parent / child educational activities
Visiting Nurse Association
VNA staff and volunteers gift-wrap and deliver holiday gifts to VNA Home Care, Hospice, Long Term Care, Eldercare and Meals on Wheels patients and clients. The 4,000 VNA care recipients receive a gift bag containing full-size toiletries, washcloths, and socks. JLR assist by providing an in-kind donation of toiletry items for the VNA Holiday Gift Project.
The Warren Center
Here children with developmental differences or delays get the help they need to reach their full potential. Parents get a team of skilled and caring professionals who stand beside them and help them discover their own strengths. The Warren Center ensures families have the resources they need to weather the tough times and are there to celebrate each child's success.
Dobie Primary School
JLR is a long-standing sponsor of the Dobie Art Project, which provides the opportunity for creative expression among the largely ESL student population. In addition, JLR provides goody bags for the teachers and administration for the beginning of the year, Christmas, and the end of the year.
"Done in a Day"
Richardson community has many volunteer needs for short-term projects that can be "done in a day." Member volunteer opportunities include Wildflower Festival, Senior Center Dinner, and Trash Bash.