Founders Day Historical Letter by: Katie Hatch

Happy Founder’s Day!

On October 25th the Junior League of Boston celebrates our Founder’s Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate our league, our history, and our impact in the Greater Boston Community. We also use this day to kick off a month of fundraising to support a community cause. We do this in the spirit of the first year of the then Sewing Circle League of Boston where members raised $1800, which would be $62,000 today, that was donated to various local charities. The above photo is a document from the archives describing this effort & achievement.

This year we will be raising funds to purchase and increase access to disposable menstrual products in schools, shelters, and prisons. As we learned at the Spring 2023 Solutions Summit, Massachusetts currently does not have any legislation that requires free period products in schools, correctional facilities, or shelters. As a result correctional facilities and shelters see an alarming high rate of preventable conditions like toxic shock syndrome. 

Our goal is to raise at least $15,000 and have 75% member participation from today, Founder’s Day through Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Any money you raise will be credited to your C&T account. This is a great opportunity for a social media fundraiser! Be on the lookout for information in the Buzz and on the Calendar for how to set up a social media fundraiser. 

I am honored to celebrate 117 years of service with all of you! I thank you in advance for your support as we work to eliminate this injustice from our community. 

Jasmine Howard
President 2022-2024