We volunteer to help non-profit organizations in our communities. We Fund-raise to provide Scholarships to adult women, who wish to further their education, and we provide Grants to area non-profit organizations.
In recognition of September being Hunger Awareness Month, the membership of the Highland Lakes Service League voted to make special donations to three local food pantries. On September 28, 2022 checks for $1,000 each were presented to Joseph’s Food Pantry in Granite Shoals (Roy and Mary Lou Guerrero), Mission Outreach/St. Frederick Church in Marble Falls (Bessie Jackson), and The Cupboard at Cottonwood in Cottonwood Shores (Cheri Trinidad). Also present at the award from the Highland Lakes Service League were Pam Parsons and Brenda Eubank.
Grants – The HLSL provides financial support to local 501(c)(3) agencies so they might better meet these needs and make a real difference in the lives of others. Money raised from our fundraisers enable us to do just that.
The Annual Community Grant Process begins in June with a deadline of August 31st . Funds are presented to selected agencies at our November Meeting.
Scholarships –The Highland Lakes Service League offers scholarships to adult women returning to school to complete their education and or certification in pursuit of their career goals.
Currently we have awarded six Scholarships to area residents. Scholarship Applications need to be submitted by April 16th and are awarded at our June Meeting.
Volunteerism & Community Service –The volunteer part is just as impressive. Typically our members will volunteer more than 4,000 hours each year to many non-profit organizations in our communities. You’ll see League members at A Place of Hope, Phoenix Center, Elder Care Fair, The Boys and Girls Club, Burnet County Child Welfare, The Helping Center, St. Vincent de Paul and at many other area charities.
We also host a special event the first Friday in December: It’s the Holiday Party for Special Friends, and it holds a special place in our hearts. In this event, the “Ladies in Red” — that is what our guests have come to call us! — have been making sure our friends in the Mental Health community have a very Merry Christmas, by hosting a party for them with food and soft drinks that we provide and with cookies provided by the Burnet County Courthouse employees. The party is complete with fabulous music (thanks to K-BEY’s super music man, Ben), dancing, face painting, crafts and other fun events for our guests. And the best part … a visit from Santa!