Community Impact

We are an organization of nearly 300 Northwest Florida Panhandle women of diverse backgrounds who engage in Community Impact programs dedicated to building our community.

Check out our JLEC Signature Events for fun ways to support our organization and join us in helping the community.

  • Touch-A-Truck

    This event allows children and their parents an opportunity to see, touch, and learn about a wide variety of vehicles and how they service our community. 

  • Day for Kids

    JLEC members set up a craft booth and volunteered at the Emerald Coast Science Center for the Boys and Girls Club event. 

  • Food for Thought Outreach 

    JLEC members collected and donated food items and shelving units to stock the Food for Thought pantry. 

  • Child Clothing Project

    Every fall, over 300 children go to our local Target to shop for a new wardrobe, followed by lunch and a party filled with fun activities.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Members spend the day volunteering at the construction site building a Habitat home for local community members. 

  • Kids in the Kitchen 

    JLEC hosts events to educate and empower children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices.

A message from the JLEC President

Dear JLEC Members and Supporters,

After much consideration, the Governing Board of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast has decided to postpone all public facing meetings and events through May 2020. In order to take a proactive stance to ensure the health and safety of our members and communities served, we are following the guidance of local medical professionals, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the governing bodies of the State of Florida, and the Association of the Junior League International (AJLI).

We will continue to monitor as the COVID-19 pandemic becomes better understood and more controlled and will provide frequent updates to our members and the supporters in the community. The Governing Board will continue to communicate throughout this time to ensure the health of the league and prepare for our future endeavors.

We want to thank all of our members, leaders, sponsors, and communities for your continued support during this uncertain time. We will continue to communicate all developments that impact our League and community through email, social media outlets, and our website. Please utilize the contact information below for any questions or concerns. Thank you again for your continued generosity, understanding, and support!


Bethany Worley

JLEC President 2019-2020

PO Box 265 Destin, FL 32540


Our League's success and impact on the community is directly determined by the profitability of our fundraisers and the support we receive from our members and our community. 

Ways to support us include:


JLEC Signature Events 

New location!
Click HERE for more info and to register!

Save the date for 

Best of the Emerald Coast

at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®

Postponed to November 16, 2019

 Purchase Tickets Here

CLICK HERE for the event recap!

Event Information


New location!
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We could not do all this without caring community partners and donors like you! If you are looking to make an investment in the success of our community, please consider a donation and/or sponsorship to the Junior League!



Every fall the Junior League's Child Clothing team offers a complete wardrobe of shoes, socks, underwear, tops, a jacket or fleece, and pants to under priviledged children as part of our annual Child Clothing Project. The project goal is to clothe 350 children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties! Please help make that goal a reality by contributing to this worthwhile project and helping a child in need!

To Sponsor a Child: CLICK HERE!

For Info on our ClosetsCLICK HERE!

Our Mission


Our Vision

The Junior League of the Emerald Coast, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLEC's purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.



To be recognized as a leading non-profit organization in our community. We want to achieve this through our volunteer efforts and enriching the lives of our community residents.


Become a JLEC Member!   

Learn more about your community, experience opportunities to manage projects and expand your skill sets, participate in meaningful and impactful service initiatives and make lifelong friends! 

  • The Junior League of The Emerald Coast Members

  • The JLEC Board and Best of the Emerald Coast

    Best of the Emerald Coast donated their proceeds to the JLEC

  • The Junior League of The Emerald Coast Holiday Social

  • The Junior League of the Emerald Coast Provisionals

  • The JLEC Board and Geek Lights on the Corner

    Geek Lights on the Corner donated their proceeds to the JLEC

  • The Sustainer Tea

    Every year, the Sustaining members host an event to meet all of the new, provisional members of the JLEC