Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls has established its first League’s Locker at Waterloo West High School. League’s Lockers is an initiative to provide students in need access to uniform items and school supplies. Uniform items available for students include pants, polos, and belts. School supplies are available for new students in a bundle of items essential to starting the new semester: folders, notebooks, pens, and pencils. League’s Locker was established thanks to funds raised at the annual JLWCF Charity Ball and contributions from many Junior League Waterloo-Cedar Falls active and sustaining members. Future initiatives include a donation drive and assisting the school with its uniform exchange program.
Dan Payne, math teacher in the Performance Based Diplomacy Academy at Waterloo West High, states, “The school supplies donated through League’s Lockers will be shared with some of my students as the needs increase at the beginning of the new semester. This is something I would typically purchase personally, so this donation saves me from dipping into my family’s budget.”