COVID-19 Update

In this time of crisis, the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and partners are our highest priorities. As such, all in person meetings and events scheduled through May 15 will be postponed, cancelled, or transitioned to a virtual format. Office and building access will be limited. For additional information, please contact office@jlcharlotte.org.

Mecklenburg County has issued a Stay at Home Order beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. in order to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This order directs all Mecklenburg County residents to shelter at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. This order is valid through April 16, 2020.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020. The Executive Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.

The Junior League of Charlotte remains committed to providing financial and volunteer resources to support the most critical needs of the Charlotte community. If you or your organization are in need of assistance, please email office@jlcharlotte.org or leave a message at 704-375-5993.

For updates, recommendations, and additional information about COVID-19, please refer to the following websites:

CDC COVID-19 Information

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Information

Mecklenburg County Updates

Family First Coronavirus Relief Act

The following organizations are providing food to area residents during this difficult time. Please check out their websites if you are in need of assistance, or if you would like to offer your help. 

Second Harvest Food Bank (**JLC Community Partner**) – Runs a food pantry, needs in-person volunteers and financial assistance

CMS Schools Grab and Go Meals for Students – Offering free breakfast and lunch for all children under age 18

Loaves and Fishes – Grab and Go meals offered, needs in-person volunteer and financial assistance

Other ways you can help in the community:

Promising Pages (**JLC Community Partner**) – Is providing 50,000 books to area students. Donations of fewer than 200 books can be made at the outdoor donation bin behind our Operations Center in South End. The bin is located across the street from 204 E. Peterson Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217.

Alexander Youth Network (**JLC Community Partner**) – Click here to donate needed supplies

Atrium, Novant, and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are seeking donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks, surgical masks, and masks with shields. Click here for more information on how you can help.

Charlotte Rescue Mission – Needs supply donations, notes of encouragement, and financial support.

Community Matters Cafe – Consider purchasing gift cards while the restaurant is closed to help sustain the life skills program.

American Red Cross – Has a critical need for blood donations

JLC MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Junior League of Charlotte members, as we are confronted with many changes during this unprecedented time, we want the JLC to be a source of stability and support for each of you. Login to your member page for more information on changes to member obligations and other relief efforts. Reach out to the JLC office if you have misplaced your login information.

Many women joined the JLC to connect with a diverse group of like-minded women committed to improving communities.  So, while our in-person events are suspended for the time being, we invite you to stay engaged with your leaders and your teams, continue to be engaged in our members only social communities on Facebook (all members here, sustaining members have an additional group here), and continue to engage with each other. Our leaders are getting creative with virtual activities and training opportunities, so stay tuned. We look forward to connecting with you online soon.