JLE-NS Toys for Tots Collection Deadline

JLE-NS is holding a donation drive for the Toys for Tots program this holiday season. Toys for Tots is a program started in 1947 and run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. 97% of the donation goes directly to the mission providing books, toys, and other gifts to less fortunate families.

Please help support this important program by dropping off your donations of new and unwrapped toys to the following locations:  JLE-NS Office, 620 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, JLE-NS Thrift House store, 920 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, or Central Station Coffee & Tea, 1150 Central Avenue in Wilmette. We will be collecting donations through December 15th.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please scan the QR code or go to: https://www.jle-ns.org/system/donate_summary and select “JLE-NS Donation” and in the comments section, write “Toys for Tots” and JLE-NS will present the U.S. Marine Corps with a check at the end of our donation drive.

For more information on the Toys for Tots program: http://www.toysfortots.org

Toys for Tots Video: https://content.streamhoster.com/file/vnr/19-067_TFT_2019/TFTDONATE30A_Preview.mp4?dl=1

Thank you for your support and please contact Community Director Valerie Rowlands at 847-460-8588 with any questions.

JLE-NS Ladies who Lunch

JLE-NS members, join us for lunch with your fellow JLE-NS peers at An Apple A Day Catering & Meg’s Cafe located at 317 Park Avenue in Glencoe on Thursday, November 10th at 11:30am!

JLE-NS Members, feel free to bring a friend and please RSVP on the Evite you should have received. *Each member will be responsible for their meal, so please bring cash to make it easier.

Prospective new members are welcome to attend by emailing jle-ns@sbcglobal.net.

Recruiting Brunch at The Hampton Social in Old Orchard Mall

Are you interested in how you can make friends while making a difference?

If so, you are invited to join us for a fun brunch for prospective new members on Sunday, October 9th at 11am at The Hampton Social at Old Orchard Mall in Skokie.

Current JLE-NS members are encouraged to bring guests that may be interested in joining the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore.

Please RSVP by emailing jle-ns@sbcglobal.net (Members, please RSVP via the evite you received).

JLE-NS Ladies who Lunch

Hello Ladies!

It’s that time of year again and back by popular demand is “Ladies who Lunch” with your JLE-NS peers. This is a chance to step away from our daily routine to make new friends and/or try a new restaurant in the Evanston – North Shore neighborhoods. I have chosen Spirit Elephant (space is limited and is first come, first serve) for our first place, however I welcome any recommendations for our future lunches. So bring your good cheer, your appetite and if you want, of course bring a friend! I hope to see you there!

*Each member will be responsible for their meal, so please bring cash to make it easier.

**Last day to RSVP 9/20 – This is to ensure accommodations.

***Members, please RSVP via the event evite which can be found in the Digital Cheetah calendar.  Prospective New Members, please email the JLE-NS office if you are interested in attending this lunch.

Hosted by:

Jennipher Tejano, JLE-NS President-Elect & Nicole Bogdanovich, JLE-NS Recruiting Chair


Thursday, September 22from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CT


Spirit Elephant924 Green Bay RoadWinnetka, IL 60093

JLE-NS Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser 2023

Get your tickets for the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore’s Annual Trivia Night! The nautical themed night will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 starting at 6:30pm at the Wilmette Harbor Club (20 Harbor Drive, Wilmette). There will be a silent auction and attendees are encouraged to dress up following our nautical theme (think Titanic, The Love Boat, an octopus, etc!)

Tickets and tables for sale online through 2/21/23 and are $45 per ticket or $450 per table of 10 people. Single registrants will be placed on an open team and as always, please bring your own food and drinks. Buy your tickets and tables here.

We are also looking for donors at the following levels:

  • $500 Admiral
  • $250 Captain
  • $150 First Mate

We look forward to a fun night while raising funds to help make a difference in our community!

Annual Fund

JLE-NS Sustainers – please donate to the 2021-2022 Annual Fund here!

Thrift House Holiday Opening

Join us at Thrift House for our Holiday Opening on Saturday, November 26th, which is also Small Business Saturday! Stop in between 10am-5pm to see all of our new holiday arrivals!

Please note that Thrift House will be closed from November 23-25 for Thanksgiving.

Thanks for shopping local and remember that all proceeds go back to the community through the volunteer work of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore!

Spooky Saturday at the JLE-NS Thrift House

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11am-1pm:

The JLE-NS Thrift House (at 920 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL  60202)

Thrift House will be participating in the Main-Dempster Mile’s Spooky Saturday on October 29, 2022! Kids of all ages are invited to stop into businesses during business hours and get a treat (or maybe a trick) while supplies last. For more information, see the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2kEMjEsJn

While you’re at Thrift House, check out the deals on our one-of-a-kind clothing, shoes, housewares, and many more items and remember that all proceeds go back to the community through the volunteer work of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore!

JLE-NS Purses with a Purpose Collection

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore (JLE-NS) is accepting donations of new and gently used handbags and new travel-sized toiletries including shampoo/conditioner, lotion, soap/body wash, dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant for our Purses with a Purpose program.
JLE-NS volunteers will fill the purses with toiletries and donate them to local domestic violence shelters. Donations can be dropped off by November 5th to JLE-NS Headquarters, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 209 in the Community House Winnetka. Please email jle-ns@sbcglobal.net for more details.
Thank you for your support of one of our programs that gives back to our community! #JLENS #JuniorLeague #JLBetterTogether #JLENSPurseswithaPurpose 


Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts. #GivingTuesday takes place this year on November 29, but it’s never too early to show your support for the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore! Your gift impacts members in our community through our Community Grant Assistance Fund and our Purses with a Purpose program to benefit local Domestic Violence victims. Together, we will help make lasting change. Please give today and be part of the movement. https://www.jle-ns.org/system/donate_summary/