Community Outreach

In 1984, a hard working group of dedicated volunteers led by Chairman Nell McAnelly and League President Cynthia Graves, assembled to begin work on a new fundraiser for the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Over the past 35 years, Hollydays has become Louisiana’s largest fundraiser. Over $6 million dollars has been raised for the Baton Rouge Community. Last year, over $370,000 was raised by Hollydays, and 42,000 hours of volunteer work directly impacted the lives of over 60,000 people in the Greater Baton Rouge area – and will impact over 300,000 people over the life of these projects.

When you “Shop for a Cause” you support the Junior League’s outreach to 7 dynamic programming initiatives and our mission-based training programs. These programs continue to support partnering agencies such as Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, LSU Agricultural Center, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, Big Buddy, and our local Girls on the Run, just to name a few.


One $50 Girls Night Out Ticket… pays for a painted playground project at a school where there is limited or no playground equipment, bringing activity & fitness to school age children.

Four Mercedes Raffle Tickets… provides a box of diapers for a child in need.

One $35 Brunch with Santa Ticket… pays for activities including music, art and creative projects for ten pediatric patients and their families hospitalized at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

Two $30 Wine Tasting Tickets… provides a starter library to two low literacy children.