DePelchin breaks ground on Junior League Volunteer Services Building

DePelchin Children’s Center broke ground on its new Junior League of Houston Volunteer Services Building on Wednesday, May 22. The ground-breaking represents a major step forward in DePelchin’s service to children and families in the Houston area.


With a grand opening expected in 2025, the new two-story building will quadruple DePelchin’s capacity to provide donated goods to support families and children in need. The building — which will be on the DePelchin campus at 4950 Memorial Drive in Houston — will also expand DePelchin’s family classroom and volunteer workroom space, creating more room for programs that serve children and families.


DePelchin raised $8 million to construct the new facility through its Big Hearts, Bright Futures capital campaign. The Junior League of Houston helped launch that campaign last year with its Centennial Gift of $2 million, the largest single gift in the Junior League of Houston’s history.


“We are excited to begin construction on this building so that we can have a greater capacity to serve children and families,” said Jenifer Jarriel, DePelchin’s Board President and CEO. “We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Junior League of Houston, which generously chose to support DePelchin with its Centennial Gift. We also appreciate all of the supporters who have contributed to this new space.”


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