For over 100 years The Junior League of San Francisco has hosted programs and events across the San Francisco Bay Area to support our focus areas. JLSF’s current focus area is advancing the social and emotional well-being of the youth and elderly in San Francisco. These are some of the community events that align with our focus area.
Touch-a-Truck is a family-friendly event that allows children to explore, climb, and touch vehicles of all shapes and sizes. From exploring cars and trucks, to getting creative at the arts and crafts table and playing with giant bubbles, the wide variety of children’s activities offered at this JLSF community event keeps everyone in the family busy and active. Food trucks are also onsite to offer lunch and snacks for purchase.
Not only is Touch-a-Truck a fun and exciting activity for all Bay Area families, but proceeds go to support our community partnerships. To learn more about our Touch-a-Truck events, read this blog post.
JLSF’s Advocacy Committee holds an annual Diaper Drive in support of Help a Mother Out, a nonprofit organization that provides diapers, raises awareness, and advocates for long-term change in the social safety net. Our contribution helps bolster the social and emotional health of young women and babies by creating stability and teaching self-sufficiency.
Year-round, community members can help the JLSF support Help a Mother Out by donating diapers at the following events:
- JLSF Headquarters Collection Bin – Bring diapers to our headquarters building during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm)
- Online Diaper Registry – Purchase diapers through our Amazon registry to be shipped directly to Help A Mother Out, and share the link with your friends
- Touch-A-Truck – Drop off diapers at our collection bin at our annual Touch-a-Truck event.
For more information about JLSF’s Diaper Drive, please click here.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Each year, the JLSF partners with the Stonestown YMCA for Healthy Kids Day. Families are invited to come out to a fun and action-packed street fair in celebration of Healthy Kids Day at the Stonestown YMCA, where they will find booths with great local vendors and merchants. From Zumba dancing to gardening projects, there’s something for everyone at Healthy Kids Day – including tasty, healthy snacks and free lunch for children. Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative where youth and their families achieve greater health and well-being through participation in activities and educational programming for the entire family.
AIDS Memorial Grove
For over 100 years, the JLSF has supported health-related organizations, such as the National AIDS Memorial Grove, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Grove is a living tribute to all whose lives have been impacted by AIDS. Its mission is to provide a healing sanctuary, to increase awareness for, and to promote learning and understanding of, the human tragedy of the AIDS pandemic.
Once a year, 60-100 Junior League volunteers spend half a day pruning, raking, and clearing brush from the Grove to help maintain and prepare it for the organization’s annual gala. The impact of so many volunteers coming together to help this organization makes it a highly rewarding event for our members.
JLSF Volunteers for Bay Area Nonprofits
In addition to these community events, the JLSF maintains a Done in a Day (DIAD) committee that partners with nonprofit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to provide JLSF volunteers for the activities of these nonprofits.
DIAD volunteers provide support for single day events or short-term projects involving our current community partners and other organizations that operate in the JLSF focus area.