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Dear Friends of Fort Bend Junior Service League,

This year marks 20 years the women of the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) have been enjoying camaraderie, friendship, and the joys of volunteering together to make Fort Bend County a better place.  Since its inception in 2001, FBJSL has raised over $4.5 million dollars for charitable 501(c)(3) organizations in our community.  Additionally, the ladies of FBJSL have worked tirelessly volunteering and have provided an amazing 200,000+  volunteer service hours annually to our county.

Members have the opportunity to volunteer with any of our Core Placements. These agencies each meet an important and diverse need for our community and serve a wide spectrum of Fort Bend County residents. We conduct a bi-annual review of placements and explore opportunities to work with new ones. Our current Core Placements include Gigi’s Playhouse, Lunches of Love, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and Reining Strength along with our League Placements of Sugar Plum Market and Fort Bend Teen Service League.

In addition to volunteering with our Placements, members of FBJSL work on our largest event, the Sugar Plum Market. The Market is our annual fun-filled premier holiday shopping extravaganza with more than 100 vendors and is 100% volunteer run. Ladies in the League work on this event year-round and last year’s record-breaking year raised over $345,000 for more than 25 deserving Fort Bend County charitable organizations. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has affected the planning of our 20th annual Sugar Plum Market but our wonderful Co-Chairs are hard at work planning our 1st annual Sugar Plum Marketplace, Virtual Holiday Shopping Affair! This year’s theme ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth’ is very fitting with all that is currently happening in our world. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd  through Sunday, November 8th, 2020. We will still have our same wonderful vendors as well as some exciting new ones and you can enjoy shopping from your own sofa. Please stay tuned for more details to be announced as they emerge.

The COVID-19 situation has reshaped all our lives this year along with greatly impacting the non-profits who serve our community. Fort Bend County needs our help now more than ever. While the COVID-19 crisis is evolving each day, the health and safety of our members is our top priority. This has changed FBJSL’s service delivery model but our commitment to our community remains steadfast. We will serve the needs of our Core Placements and community partners through at home service projects, donation drives, and safe social distancing volunteer events.

The wonderful accomplishments made by FBJSL, both at the Sugar Plum Market and with our Core Placement agencies and community partners, would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our amazing volunteers. From our newest members, to our long-standing members; and from our Sustaining members (Ladies 50 and over), to our Teen League members (Young Ladies in 9th – 12th Grade); each of these women offers a unique perspective, talent, and contribution to FBJSL. We are a diverse group, who are passionate about giving back to our community!

Colleen Fox
FBJSL President
2020-2021

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