Founded in 1930 by the late Ms. Jenn Winslow Coltrane, the Leagues original focus was providing soup, crackers and milk to hungry children in the local schools. The League introduced and sponsored, with the American Red Cross, courses in baby care for expectant mothers, and also established a speech therapy clinic. In 1967, Safety Town, a program that teaches kindergarteners about safety issues, was introduced. In 1973, the Goodtimers program was established to entertain and lift the spirits of residents at local nursing homes.
Although community needs have changed throughout the years, League members continue to carry out our mission of providing necessary resources to help children to learn and to grow up healthy.
Since 1973 the Mariam C. Schramm Clothing Room has been the League's primary service program, providing new clothes for economically disadvantaged students in Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City Schools. To date for the 2013-2014 Clothing Room year the league has provided warm clothing - including winter coat, sweatshirt and toiletries to more than 1200 students.
Today the Junior Charity League is a thriving organization of volunteers including professional women, homemakers and business owners with the common goal of assisting local children.
A day in the Clothing Room
Serving the Children of Cabarrus County Since 1930
The Junior Charity League of Concord, Inc. is a 501 © (3) charitable organization
P.O. Box 1008
Concord, NC 28026