Kids in the Kitchen is a League-wide initiative that was implemented by the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) to help local communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. JLC members and chefs from area restaurants participate in a variety of educational and hands-on activities promoting healthy eating. JLC members are included in a variety of planning and event day activities including coordinating lessons and demonstrations, community partnerships, educational materials, volunteers, and PR/marketing efforts.
As the reign of Bargain Box came to a close, we cherished the memories of this project; one of the longest-run fundraisers in Columbus. Bargain Box has become an annual event known by the masses for its
extensive departments and treasured finds. After the 65th Bargain Box, Vets Memorial (the venue where the most Bargain Boxes have been held) closed its doors. Since that time, it has been an ongoing struggle for the
League to find adequate space to store items and hold a sale.