The Junior League of North Little Rock (JLNLR) was organized in June 1948 as the North Little Rock Junior Auxiliary, under the guiding hand of Mrs. Eunice Routh Loftis. The objective as stated in the constitution was “to foster an interest among the members in the social, economic, civic and cultural conditions and thus train them for efficient and reliable service to North Little Rock and its environs.” In 1950, the Junior Auxiliary was accepted into membership in the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. In 1963, the North Little Rock Junior Auxiliary voted to withdraw from the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries to become the Junior Service League of North Little Rock. In 1972, the Junior Service League voted to pursue membership in The Association of Junior Leagues, Inc. On June 18, 1978, the League was admitted as the 236th member of the Association as the Junior League of North Little Rock, Inc.

Current Projects

  • As part of our ongoing commitment to women, children, and families in our area, the JLNLR has volunteered several thousand hours during our 2021-2022 League Year. 
  • In addition to our most recent signature project, Heaven’s Loft, in which we provided baby supplies and prenatal education to low income expectant and new mothers, our current volunteer focus includes: Get On The Bus, a literacy project which provides a monthly virtual story time for children from grades K-3; school supplies with our League Locker program; The North Little Rock School District Literacy Bus which provides access to books for children in various North Little Rock (NLR) communities; gifts for families that are part of Salvation Army’s Angel Tree; Teacher and Staff Appreciation where League Members bring donuts and coffee to North Little Rock area schools to show appreciation to the staff for the things they do for students and the community; Scholarships to area students; Grants and In-Kind Gifts to organizations in the community that serve children.

All funds raised from our activities are used to empower women and families in central Arkansas and to help children become successful in life. If you would like to sponsor an event or become a project partner, please call 501.372.1436 or email info@jlnlr.org.