Centennial Gift Recipient: DePelchin Children’s Center

Junior League of Houston Volunteer Services Building at DePelchin Children’s Center – Preliminary Design

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, the Junior League of Houston officially announced in honor of the League’s Centennial Anniversary in 2025, its $2,000,000 commitment to DePelchin Children’s Center. This commitment will be used to help fund the construction of an estimated 21,000-square-foot volunteer center at DePelchin’s Memorial campus. This facility will be named “Junior League of Houston Volunteer Services Building at DePelchin Children’s Center.”

DePelchin serves the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and works to break the cycles of abuse and neglect. The new two-story building, designed by Studio Red Architects, will quadruple DePelchin’s capacity to provide donated goods to support families and children in need, and double its family classroom and volunteer workroom space to support its mission to enhance children’s mental and physical well-being.

With a projected grand opening date of June 2025, the new facility will begin serving the Houston community in conjunction with the League’s celebration of its Centennial Anniversary and will feature a “History Wall” of archival material that will serve as a visual illustration of our century of partnership. The $2 million dollar investment toward the construction of a new volunteer facility will be the largest single gift the Junior League of Houston has ever made. To learn more, please click here.