The Stocking Stuffer Store is for children ages 12 and under to shop (with the assistance of a volunteer) for holiday presents for parents, grandparents, siblings - whomever they wish - while parents relax in a seating area located outside the store. Gifts range from $1 - $8. More than 2,000 shoppers from Peoria and the surrounding committees shopped at the “kids only” store in 2011. The Stocking Stuffer Store is the only store of its kind open to the public in the Peoria area – truly a staple in central Illinois.
PEORIA—Since 1936, the Junior League of Peoria has been committed to promoting voluntarism and to improving the Peoria community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Peoria Race for the Cure, Family House, Riverfront Playground, JULEP’s Closet, Christmas in April, and Keepsacks for Kids are just a few of the past projects attributed to the League’s dedication to the community. Currently the League’s major project is bringing the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum to our community.
Family memberships at Central Illinois attractions are worth the money. Besides visiting the attraction many times over, the reciprocal program is a great benefit. Since you're all ready being bombarded with Christmas ideas at the stores, I wanted to encourage you or ask the grandparents for a family membership to area attractions as a Christmas gift for the ENTIRE family. Although we love LEGO, we certainly don't need anymore LEGO sets scattered around the house. Read below on the benefits of a family membership and reciprocity.
The Junior League of Peoria is partnering with Threads, Hope & Love NFP, a Washington, IL based not for profit organization serving those in need or in crisis in the Washington area with clothing, necessities, and a special Christmas toy distribution event. The mission of Threads, Hope & Love is “Opening our hearts and hands to clothe those in need and help those in crisis.” The annual Christmas toy giveaway is fast approaching and, with over 1,000 homes destroyed in their community the traditional donor and volunteer base of Washington residents are understandably focused on clean
Fall colors are magnificent! We wish the leaves changed colors more slowly, so the season would be longer. We are enjoying every minute of it! Below is a list of places where we thoroughly enjoy this season.
Grandview Drive & Grandview Drive Park: Drive down Grandview Drive to enjoy the best views in Peoria, and let the kids burn off energy at the end at Grandview Drive Park.
The Tower in Peoria Heights: The kids enjoy the elevator ride up the tower and the birds-eye view of the colorful Illinois River Valley.