1918 – 1930s

1918-30 FITZSIMMONS ARMY HOSPITAL – Established and maintained a sunroom. The project included entertaining patients, decorating rooms and preparing gift packages to relieve the monotony of hospital life. $5,000

1918-23 CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – Refurnished a 4-bed ward and established trust fund. $18,000

1919-43 VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION – Assisted at 7 well-baby clinics by weighing and taking case histories for 8,000 to 10,000 babies a year.


1921-66 NEEDLEWORK GUILD – Each year the League made and collected items which were distributed by the Guild to charitable institutions.

1923-31 THE JUNIOR LEAGUE HOUSE – Our first big welfare project was established to care for small children from tubercular homes. Children were given schooling and taught sewing, cooking and health habits. Parents were taught hygiene and nutrition so the children would receive proper care on their return home. Follow-up was continued for several years. Called the Preventorium, the annual cost of operation was about $9,000 and over 500 children received treatment. In 1931 the Preventorium was donated to St. Anne’s Convalescent Home, 2701 S. York, where the physical plant is now located. $10,000

1928-85 CHILDREN’S THEATER – Junior League members brought live theater to children in the Denver community by performing at Denver Public Elementary Schools and providing hands-on experience relating to theater. Longest running JLD project.


1930-40 SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM – Helping undernourished children as an outgrowth of Junior League House project. In 1930, with the Rockefeller Foundation, a survey was made of the health of all Denver school children. Subsequent project involved funding for feeding of needy children in DPS. $31,924

1931-46 RELIEF FUND – The only Denver League welfare project not financed by the Junior League. The A.V. Hunter Estate and others gave money to the Fund which provided emergency relief to the unemployed. League members did all the casework. As times improved the work of the caseworkers turned from employment to health. $50,000

1931-68 SANTA CLAUS SHOP – Established by League members as a place where needy families go to do their Christmas shopping. The League was in charge of the toy booth and had several members on the Board of Directors.

1932-43 RUDE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER – A nursery, dental clinic and classes for mothers were run by League volunteers until the WPA (Works Progress Administration) took over. Rude Park has grown to a busy, needed center. Another project begun by the League.