Junior League of Fresno – 1990s
The 1990s saw the Junior League of Fresno adopt a focus area, “Children in Need,” whereby all projects and fundraisers focused their energies. The two biggest projects of this decade happened to both be on wheels. First the procurement of the original Bloodmobile for the Central California Blood Center (1991), and then the Shot Mobile (providing free immunizations) for the Fresno County Health Services Agency in 1997. Both of these mobiles continue to benefit residents in rural communities around the Valley, as well as serving citizens in the city of Fresno.
Junior League of Fresno focussed on the transformation of the Johnston Building at the Discovery Center from a shell of a building into a hands-on science classroom for the hundreds of children who visit each year.
Other project collaborations that occurred during this decade included Footsteps of St. Agnes Medical Center, a child bereavement program, and The Sanctuary youth center, where League members were able to work directly with children in need.