WELCOME FROM JULIE HAMILL
2018-2019 JSL PRESIDENT
Hello and welcome to the Junior Service League of Stillwater’s website. My name is Julie Hamill and I am the 33rd President of JSL. I am honored to serve for this amazing organization and strive to lead as selfless as those that have lead before me. This organization is built on a foundation of selfless acts from women of all walks of life. It is the acts of these women that our organization has provided many needs for our great community.
Every year JSL hosts several missions that go along with our mission statement which is to promote volunteerism. For 30 years our organization has hosted a food drive called Harvest II. This food drive is a community event that is always held around OSU Homecoming. It helps support 10 agencies that we have adopted to support. We are blessed to be able to host this event year after year, but only because of the hundreds of volunteers that come out every year to help. On average this food drive gives back around 40,000+ lbs of food and thousands of dollars back to our agencies.
During Christmas we host a toy store called Operation Christmas. Working with COCA, we purchase and collect donated toys for children ages 0-18. Parents, guardians, and grandparents are able to visit our store and hand pick the toys for their children. It is a humbling and beautiful experience to work with the shoppers to help them shop for their loved ones. These shoppers are also given a food box that consists of a Christmas Dinner that we put together from Harvest II food along with a gift card to a local grocery store. Again, without the support from our community these families wouldn’t have this opportunity to bring Christmas Joy to their families.
Our last mission is a year round mission that provides emergency needs for the children of Stillwater Schools. We supply hygiene products, socks, underwear, lice kits, bed bug kits, shoes, coats, the list goes on and on. We are blessed to be able to provide this and all our other services from the generosity from our sponsors and volunteers in the great community of Stillwater and the surrounding Payne County.
We encourage you to reach out to us if you are someone that has a heart to volunteer. If you are someone that would like to help sponsor or just donate time to several of our missions please reach out to us. Thanks again for visiting our website.