The Junior League of Reading Sustainers are women who have been Active members for at least 7 years and have chosen to become a Sustaining member. Sustainers have no JLR requirements other than to pay annual dues.
Sustainers enjoy a variety of events: a Fall dinner, a Spring luncheon, card parties, book clubs (both non-fiction and fiction), the Poinsettia Luncheon and Boutique and the Issues meetings. The Issues group provides fun and educational programs throughout the year. Programs have included tours of local agencies, historical sites, museums, gardens and other points of interest.
Profits from the Poinsettia Luncheon and Boutique are donated to community groups that help area women and children. Last year’s profit was donated to the Salvation Army’s After School Program. This year, money has been given to the Salvation Army’s Back to School Clothing Program and to Camp PeaceWorks which is run by Berks Women in Crisis.
Sustainers also continue to support the Mother’s Voice program at the Berks County Prison. This program enables incarcerated women to read a book onto a tape and then the tape and book are sent to their child. We support this with our volunteer hours and donations of books and money.
Our programs and events are open to all Sustainers and our members continue to enjoy the many friendships formed as Active members of the Junior League of Reading.