The Junior League of Fort Smith is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Fort Smith welcomes all women who exemplify a commitment to voluntarism and desire to improve the community around them.
In 2013, we began tailoring our volunteer efforts to address the foster care crisis in the River Valley Community. Approximately 800 children in the River Valley are placed in foster care each year, while only 400 have placement in a home or shelter. Statewide, there are more than 5,000 children in foster care with only 1,600 foster family homes. The Junior League of Fort Smith has studied this issue and worked to address it with community projects that help recruit and retain foster families, build and furnish children’s shelters, prepare children aging through the foster care system to have the necessary life skills to make it as an adult, and help improve the quality of life for children currently in state care.
The Junior League of Fort Smith is excited to host its annual Fostering Fashion fundraising event on Saturday, February 23, 2019!
This year, Fostering Fashion will be an all-day spring shopping market. We will have a children's character meet-and-greet during the morning shopping hours. The fun continues for the adults that evening with cocktails, dinner, and a spring fashion show.
Heroes & Princesses - Character Breakfast : 9am - 12pm
General Shopping: 9am - 3pm
Closed for Vendor Break & Fashion Show Set-Up: 3pm - 5pm
VIP Spring Fashion Show Event: 5pm - 10pm
General Shopping Admission (9am - 3pm): $5
Heroes & Princesses: $20 per child (14 & under) (Includes breakfast, character meet-and-greets, and photo opportunities)
VIP Fashion Show Admission: $50 (includes all-day shopping access and dinner & drinks during the evening fashion show event)
VIP Table: $400 (includes seating for 8, all-day shopping access, and dinner & drinks during the evening fashion show event)
All proceeds support the Junior League of Fort Smith and its community projects benefiting children in foster care.
Join the Junior League of Fort Smith for a fun morning meeting your favorite heroes and princesses! This meet & greet photo opportunity will take place during our Fostering Fashion spring shopping market at the Fort Smith Convention Center.
Cost of admission for each child is $20, which includes breakfast and the chance to meet and get a picture with any character of their choice. Parents need only have a general admission ticket ($5) or all-day pass to Fostering Fashion to enter the event.
-Belle & The Beast
-Cinderella & Prince Charming
-and we are currently working on confirming more!
Get excited for warmer months and brighter colors as we welcome local shops and boutiques to showcase their upcoming spring lines during our VIP Spring Fashion Show and evening event!
Admission to this VIP event includes dinner, an open bar with cocktails and drinks, and access to our spring shopping market. VIP ticket holders also have all-day shopping access and may bring their children to the character event in the morning and then return that evening for a fun night out!
Are you a current or former foster youth who is planning to attend a college, university, or trade school in 2019? If so, please click below to check out our new scholarship!
The Junior League of Fort Smith is now accepting vendors to have a booth at our 2019 Fostering Fashion event. This is an open shopping market unveiling spring fashions and goods. It will be an all-day shopping event with general shopping available from 9am to 3pm. We will have a children's event during the morning hours and then a fashion show and cocktail event from 5pm to 10pm. The proceeds from the fundraising support our community projects benefiting children in foster care.