Workin' on the Weekend

Dallas Junior Leaguers roll up their sleeves at Promise House

Dallas Junior Leaguers roll up their sleeves at Promise House

Elysa Ellis, Lauren Harington, Elizabeth Wellborn, Purya Jain, JLD Provisional Project at Promise House
Elysa Ellis, Lauren Harington, Elizabeth Wellborn, Purva Jain Photo courtesy of JLD
Angela Perry, Tanner Hartnett, Leah Marshall, Madalyn Miller, Chere Callaway, JLD Provisional Project at Promise House
Angela Perry, Tanner Hartnett, Leah Marshall, Madalyn Miller, Chere Callaway Photo courtesy of JLD
Elizabeth Wellborn, Leah Marshall, JLD provisional project at promise house
 Elizabeth Wellborn, Leah Marshall Photo courtesy of JLD
Margaret Elizabeth McKissack, JLD Provisional Day at Promise House
Margaret Elizabeth McKissack Photo courtesy of JLD
Nicole Muchnikoff, Callie Rutherford, JLD Provisional Day at Promise House
Nicole Muchnikoff, Callie Rutherford  Photo courtesy of JLD
 Jennifer Smith, Lauren Schoelkopf, JLD Provisional Day at Promise House
Jennifer Smith, Lauren Schoelkopf, Photo courtesy of JLD
Elysa Ellis, Lauren Harington, Elizabeth Wellborn, Purya Jain, JLD Provisional Project at Promise House
Angela Perry, Tanner Hartnett, Leah Marshall, Madalyn Miller, Chere Callaway, JLD Provisional Project at Promise House
Elizabeth Wellborn, Leah Marshall, JLD provisional project at promise house
Margaret Elizabeth McKissack, JLD Provisional Day at Promise House
Nicole Muchnikoff, Callie Rutherford, JLD Provisional Day at Promise House
 Jennifer Smith, Lauren Schoelkopf, JLD Provisional Day at Promise House

The Junior League of Dallas selected Promise House for its annual provisional project, and 32 prospective JLD members spent part of their weekend volunteering at the nonprofit that serves at-risk North Texas teens.

The ladies — including Elysa Ellis, Tanner Hartnett, Madalyn Miller, Lauren Harrington, Nicola Muchnikoff, Callie Rutherford and supervisor Lacy Biggers — spent the day painting and decorating bedrooms at the shelter.

“I can honestly say these girls are selfless, and it really showed this weekend,” Biggers said. “On top of the projects we completed, everyone pitched in to treat the kids in the shelter to lunch. A profound lesson learned this weekend is that it is always better to give than to receive.”

Promise House embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk youth by providing them with individualized support, skills, encouragement and hope to live a better life. Since 1984, the shelter has provided an open door 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to youth and families in crisis.