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About Us

Women Building Better Communities

Incorporated in 1940, the Junior League of Wheeling is one of the region's most active and vital service organizations. Throughout its history, JLW has successfully implemented community projects and programs that directly benefit the Upper Ohio Valley.

JLW is committed to initiating and supporting community projects and the vision and dedication of its members is embodied in such projects as Girl On Fire, Kids in the Kitchen, Done in a Day, and many others.

Members generously donate their time, energy, and enthusiastic efforts, focusing on the needs of women and children throughout the Ohio Valley.

Over the past 80-plus years, JLW has provided women and children with valuable resources including CPR training, financial planning assistance, literacy programs, domestic violence prevention programs, teen voluntarism, physical and mental health services, and countless personal items ranging from diapers to school supplies.

JLW impacts the community by providing volunteers, financial support, and administrative guidance.

In partnership with the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., JLW is one of more than 295 Leagues in four countries. Since its founding in 1901, The Junior League has evolved into one of the largest and most effective women’s organizations in the world with over 125,000 members. To learn more about AJLI, visit

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