Raleigh, NC, November 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Junior League of Raleigh, a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers, has announced that the organization’s Bargain Box has donated more than $9,500 in student vouchers to the Wake County Public School System’s (WCPSS) Student Assistance Program (SAP) and School Social Workers. These vouchers will benefit students in WCPSS elementary, middle and high schools who are in need of clothing.
This donation is one in a long history of the Bargain Box-WCPSS partnership in supporting children in the Raleigh community. Over the last 10 years, the League has contributed more than $100,000 in vouchers as part of its long-standing mission to help children in need in Wake County.
The League’s Bargain Box, located in Cameron Village Shopping Center, sells high-quality secondhand merchandise provided by League members and community donors. As one of the League’s major fundraisers, the Bargain Box contributes to the community by providing steady support to Junior League of Raleigh programs, volunteers and services. In addition, the Bargain Box donates thousands of Bargain Buck voucher dollars to agencies serving those in need in Wake County.
“We are so proud of our partnership with the Wake County Public School System and honored to be able to use our partnership to help children and families in need in our community, part of the League’s overall mission in supporting the area we call home,” said Whitney von Haam, Junior League of Raleigh president. “The Bargain Box is an important component of the Junior League of Raleigh by not only serving as a fundraiser to help support targeted promising youth, but also offering immediate help to people in need.”
“Purposeful and collaborative community relationships are a key component in meeting the varied needs of our students,” said Jodi Deskus, SAP Coordinator. “We offer many thanks to the Junior League of Raleigh for providing us with Bargain Box vouchers to assist our students in having their basic needs met so effectively.”
“The Wake County Public Schools Social Work Department would like to express our gratitude for the partnership with the Junior League of Raleigh,” said Yolanda Davis, a lead school social worker. “The Bargain Box vouchers that the League provides help us to continue our mission to meet the needs of the students and families of Wake County. The vouchers have provided clothing and household goods for many families. We thank the League for this valuable resource and appreciate the support.”
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The Junior League of Raleigh (www.jlraleigh.org) is a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers. The League is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is the 9th largest of 294 Leagues internationally. The Raleigh League has more than 1,900 members serving Wake County with programs of education and volunteer service. The League has contributed more than 232,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth. The League’s new Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough St., offers training space and programming for League members and community agencies.
Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has contributed more than $5 million to community projects and programs. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.