Done in a Day (DIAD)

Junior League of Duluth members reach out to our community through a variety of projects that can be completed in a single day’s time, known as Done in a Day (DIAD) projects. We work with local non-profit organizations and schools to organize and implement work that will help improve our community, especially projects that address our current focus issue: food insecurity. To request volunteer support from DIAD, please contact us at at least four weeks in advance of the event or project date. DIAD projects completed in 2016-2017 include the following:

  • Packed BackPacks for Kids at Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
  • Hosted Halloween celebration for kids at Damiano Kid’s Café
  • Prepared garden beds for planting and made improvements to the Lester Park Elementary School outdoor classroom
  • JLD Week of Giving: In honor of our 95th Anniversary, volunteer opportunities were coordinated with four organizations we have partnered with during our 95 year history.
    • First Witness – 16*: Sealed their blacktop parking lot
    • Superior Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland – 15*: Prepared garden area for planting
    • Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss: Unpacked boxes and organized their accessible apartment at Mount Royal Manor. One of the first organizations we partnered with, our relationship began in 1919.
    • Tweed Museum of Art – 17*: Private tour and discussion of the history of JLD and the Tweed by Dr. Jennifer Webb

* Number of times we have worked with / donated to this organization.

April 2017 JLD spent Earth Day morning sprucing up the Lester Park Elementary School ECFE outdoor classroom


October 2016 decorating for the Damiano Kid’s Cafe Halloween Party

October 2016 “Stuffing backpacks” at Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. There were 1530 bags filled, and these will be distributed through our partner, Second Harvest Heartland for their Backpack Program. This program covers 37 schools in 16 districts and supplies about 90 kids each week that deal with food insecurities.

August 2016 Helping with a craft table at Spirit Valley Days


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