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The Junior League of Greater New Haven partners with nonprofit organizations in the surrounding communities through the Done in a Day (DIAD) program. Utilizing the DIAD model, we are able to support local organizations and programs each year that are already making a positive impact on our community and align with the League’s mission. For each DIAD project, League members collaborate with local organizations or social service agencies through hands-on volunteer work. These projects provide positive, engaging volunteer opportunities for our members to give back to the New Haven area, while increasing awareness of the unique needs of our community.

New Haven Reads

The JLGNH has partnered with New Haven Reads for the past few years collecting books for their Book Bank, a unique resource that is neither a library nor a bookstore. Rather, all of the books provided are free to members of the community in need.

Mission: Founded to share the joy and power of reading, New Haven Reads partners with the community to provide free 1-on-1 tutoring, educational family support, and a book bank to empower aspiring readers to master the literacy skills needed to thrive in school and life.

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The Diaper Bank of CT harnesses the collective power and reach of more than 60 social service organizations that help Connecticut’s most vulnerable families. The JLGNH supported the Diaper bank by collecting diapers for families in need.

Mission: The Diaper Bank of Connecticut’s mission is threefold in scope: To ensure that families living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers, period supplies, and incontinence products; To raise community awareness that “basic human needs” include diapers, period supplies, and incontinence products and that these needs are not being met for individuals and families living in poverty; To advocate for policy reform so that diapers, period supplies, incontinence products are included in the definition of and provision for the “basic human needs” of families.

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save the sound

The JLGNH has partnered with Save The Sound by participating in one of their many beach clean ups throughout the year. The League sends volunteers to help clean our local beaches & keep trash away from wildlife and out of the waters where you fish and swim.

Mission: To protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. We use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations.

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downtown evening soup kitchen

The JLGNH has partnered with the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) to assist with serving meals to those in need.

Mission: To serve people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity.

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The Junior League of Greater New Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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