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Local Junior Leagues to Hold Annual Food Drive 

February 27, 2018

BRISTOL, Va. -- The Junior Leagues of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City will hold their 28th annual food drive at area Food City locations on Saturday, March 3rd to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and Feeding America Southwest Virginia. 

The need for food is high this spring and this is the first large-scale, region-wide food drive of 2018. Junior League members encourage everyone to get involved in hunger relief by making a food donation on March 3.


It is important for McAlister's restaurants to give back to the communities they serve. A portion of the first week's sales will be donated to the Junior League of Bristol TN/VA for the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive to provide full Thanksgiving meals and weekend-provisions to approximately 200 identified students within Bristol, VA and Bristol, TN school systems.

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you soon! 

Welcome to Bristol, McAlister's!

Thanksgiving baskets for as many of these students and their families as we possibly can. But we need your help!

We welcome all donations. The list to the right provides items we wish to fill our baskets. However, if you would like to sponsor a Thanksgiving Basket for a family , the cost is $50. Please contact Donna O'Dell (donnamarieodell@gmail.com) to make a donation or utilize our PayPal link at the top of this page. The deadline to donate to the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive is Saturday, November 17, 2018.

2018-2019 Project Spotlight

Thanks! You're Awesome. Seriously

In East Tennessee, 1 out of every 5 residents are living in poverty. In Southwest Virginia, 1 in 6 children are at risk of hunger. 

This Thanksgiving, please consider providing dinner for a Bristol TN/VA family in need. The Junior League of Bristol has partnered with Bristol Tennessee and Virginia Public School systems to provide 

Caterpillar Crawl is a permanent scavenger hunt located in downtown Bristol based on the children's book, A Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Bronze sculptures, designed by local artist Val Lyle, are "hidden" along State Street.

Click the image to the above to view or print the map and take your children, grandchildren, friends or children of any age to enjoy a clever scavenger hunt in Downtown Bristol!

Our committment to improving the community cannot succeed with out support from our membership and community.

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The Junior League of Bristol has committed to a Focus on Community.  Click below to learn more about our projects.

Focus on Community


The Junior League of Bristol, in conjunction with the Bristol, VA Parks & Recreation Department has approved our community project for the 2018-2019 League Year - a sensory board at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, VA. In previous years, playground equipment has been donated by the Junior League of Bristol at Sugar Hollow Park, and the addition of a sensory board and panels not only provides safe and stimulating play for children with special needs, but appeals to children of all ages.

We are excited to begin working on construction of this project with our anticipated completion date scheduled for Spring/Summer 2019.

To donate to the Junior League of Bristol's 2018-2019 League Year Project, please click here.

You can also mail donations to Junior League of Bristol TN/VA, Inc. P.O. Box 1448, Bristol, VA 24203.

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

While McAlister's opened their doors in Bristol, VA on November 8, the Ribbon Cutting ceremony - co-hosted by the Bristol Chamber - will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 15. Help us welcome McAlister's to our community by visiting them at: 

1315 Euclid Ave., Suite 1, Bristol, VA 

Thank you from the bottom of our JLB hearts to each individual who donated items, worked before/during/after our Bargain Bonanza, shopped with us, provided a monetary donation, or sent well wishes from afar! Bargain Bonanza was a huge success and we appreciate each of you! 

The money raised from Bargain Bonanza 2018 will be used in conjunction with the Bristol, Virginia Parks & Recreations Department,  to  purchase and install sensory boards for special needs children at Sugar Hollow Park. Please see our Project Spotlight section below for additional details and for updates on the progression of bringing our project to life! 

Junior League of Bristol uses Little Free Libraries to aid new Literacy Campaign

June 30, 2018

Thanks to participation in an innovative program promoting literacy, the Junior League of Bristol has joined with the Bristol, Tennessee, city schools and members of a local Boy Scout to get more books in the hands of potential readers.

Known as the Little Free Library project, the program promotes a love of books and reading by getting written works into the hands of as many readers as possible.


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