Plano community leader, Sheri Steele has the perfect last name - it defines her resilience and commitment to empowering women to share their talents and resources in their own community. As an unprecedented two-time Junior League of Collin County President, Sheri led JLCC through its 40th year serving Collin County. Thank you to Star Local Media!
At the heart of the Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) is volunteerism. Since their inception 41 years ago, JLCC has contributed over 750,000 volunteer hours to nonprofits serving Collin County. To celebrate and encourage volunteerism throughout the Collin County region, JLCC hosts the annual Excellence in Volunteer Service Awards to honor local volunteers who are changing our community for good. Held at Piazza on the Green in McKinney, community leaders served as award presenters and Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson of Minnie’s Food Pantry was the keynote speaker. A common theme was heard among the nominees’ stories that together, volunteers and nonprofits change lives. Not just the lives of those receiving but also of those giving.
2018 Collin County Excellence in Volunteer Service Awardees:
Spirit of Collaboration (2)
Organization: Frisco Arts
Individual: Steve Perry, Plano Metro Rotary
Youth Volunteer of the Year
Sydney DeWolf – nominated by National Charity League Plano Area Chapter
Collin County Business Leadership
Excellence in Leadership
Officer Art Parker, Plano Police, school resource officer
Emerging Community Impact Award
Collin County Volunteer of the Year
Tonya Winchester – nominated by Mothers Against Drunk Driving
#nowaste. Another woman's trash is another woman's treasure... As lives evolve so do one's needs. For 29 years, the Junior League of Collin County has contributed to this concept with Trinkets to Treasures, the largest one-day resale event in the area. Thousands of items from clothing, home decor, toys/games, appliances, electronics, books and so much more! More than 100 nonprofits are given shopping certificates to share with their clients to help those in need. Take a look at the infograph to see just what it takes to make Trinkets to Treasures a reality.
Save-the-date: Saturday, April 7th at Plano Event Center from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Frontgate Legacy West provided the perfect holiday backdrop to host the Junior League of Collin County for the kick-off of the 22nd Annual ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market on Monday, October 9. Guests enjoyed bites from Del Frisco Double Eagle at Legacy West and a preview of Frontgate’s signature holiday collections. Frontgate donated back 15% of sales that evening to the Junior League of Collin County.
‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market takes place November 8-12 at the Plano Event Center. More than 12,000 shoppers come from all over Texas and Oklahoma for the 100+ unique, specialty retailers and artisans that are hand-selected for ‘Neath the Wreath. The gift market features the best in unique holiday and home décor, ladies clothing and accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s items and gourmet food. It takes hundreds of volunteers of the Junior League of Collin County more than a year to plan and produce ‘Neath the Wreath. 2017 sponsors include Ebby Halliday Realtors, Capital One, Market Street, Legacy West, Blue Ribbon Roofing, Center for Breast and Body Contouring and Tom Thumb.
Photo credit: Susan Bellson Photography