The term "normal", when applied to JLT’s work, indicates we are conforming to a type and allowing events to happen naturally. "Normal" means we are no different than any other organization. However, that could not be further from the truth. JLT is different.
We are an organization of women dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, and our work is too important to hit pause. Thus, we are creating a new standard of volunteering, gathering, training and fundraising. This is an opportunity for JLT to raise the bar.
In May, a workgroup of JLT leaders was convened to identify best practices and recommend how JLT should re-open our physical space, volunteer shifts and calendar of events. With our members, partners and donors at the center of everything we do, we hope this plan will instill confidence for those we work with, and serve. And ultimately we envision this plan becoming a model for local non-profits and the 25 Junior Leagues in Florida.
Together, we will overcome the cascading effects of COVID-19 and implement new standards for serving our community. JLT’s foundation, layers of rich history and tradition of service to the Big Bend is strong and will focus on embracing the new normal.
You can view the entire plan online.