Children’s Cancer Center at Children’s of Mississippi
In 1986, the Junior League of Jackson initiated a $2 million fundraising campaign to build the Children’s Cancer Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. This was the League’s first signature project, and in 1989, the fundraising goal was reached and groundbreaking ceremonies took place for the 20,450 square-foot facility adjoining the Children’s Hospital. The clinic was completed and dedicated on May 15, 1991. Now, more than three decades later, Junior League volunteers continue to spend time with the pediatric cancer patients and their families through JLJ’s R.E.A.CH. (Recreation, Enrichment and Activity for Children’s Health) program.
Mississippi Children’s Museum
In 2003, the Mississippi Children’s Museum became the Junior League of Jackson’s second signature project with its $1 million financial commitment and a dedicated 70-person committee of League volunteers to see the project to completion. Thanks to JLJ perseverance, impetus, direction, fundraising help and volunteers, the museum opened its doors in December 2010. The MCM is a first class facility built to provide a unique and exciting educational experience that ignites and inspires a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children.