Community Programs

The Junior League directly impacts our community with projects of different types and sizes. Our outreach programs are designed to provide maximum benefit to our communities through league volunteers, community partnerships and financial support.


The Denim & Diamonds Benefit Gala is a celebration of the Junior League’s efforts in the community as well as the accomplishments of two special women and a local organization, all of whom share our mission of building a better community. Proceeds from the event support the mission and work of the Junior League of Poughkeepsie.

Operation Holiday Box

Every year, in keeping with the spirit of the Holiday season and the Junior League’s commitment to community outreach, we pick an organization to give back to through Operation Holiday Box! Operation Holiday Box provides holiday cheer, fellowship and gifts to local children and families each year.

Mother's Day Dinner

Each year The Junior League of Poughkeepsie hosts a Mother’s Day dinner for mothers in our community who are victims of domestic violence.

Cinderella's Closet

Annual event where the League helps high school students by providing more than 500 prom dresses, in all sizes, at no cost! Students get to feel like Cinderella for the day, allowing them to pick out dresses, shoes and accessories, having hair and make-up tips, and walking out not only with the items they picked out, but a smile on their face!

JLP Community Grant

Enables the Junior League of Poughkeepsie to provide a grant to community organizations who would further the goals of the League’s mission.