Raleigh, NC, May 16, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Junior League of Raleigh, a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers, and the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted a fundraiser on Friday, May 2 benefiting several community programs for both JLR and the sorority.
The shopping event raised $1,368.86, the proceeds will be divided between the Bargain Box, and other league and sorority programs. Members of the sorority donated over $900 of clothing items to the Bargain Box.
The evening kicked off with networking with over 35 guests including the Junior League of Raleigh’s president, Whitney von Haam, and past presidents, Pat Wilkins, Linda Brown Douglas, and Danita Morgan. Also in attendance were upcoming JLR president, Selené Brent, Raleigh Alumnae Chapter’s president, Jane Fox Long, and several other members of the league and sorority.
The Co-captains of the Bargain Box, Sara Huddleston and Hailey Hamalainen, coordinated efforts with Zelma Dixon-Johnson and Angela Knox of the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter to provide an evening of mingling and fundraising and allowing shoppers to get a jump on great deals at the Bargain Box.
The event offered entertainment from flutist Chelsea Reeves who provided a few well known selections, a chance at a raffle that consisted of merchandise from the Bargain Box as well as a fashion showcase of several clothing ensembles all provided by the Bargain Box.
Sara Huddleston, Bargain Box Co-Captain, stated, “Our inaugural 'Red & White' event at Bargain Box was a fun and meaningful way to partner with the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Together, we raised over $1,300 to support outreach efforts made by both organizations. We also initiated a partnership between our organizations that I hope will continue to grow and allow us to collectively make an even bigger impact in Wake County.”
Jane Fox Long quoted, “The Red & White Event provided a fun-filled evening with great shopping finds for everyone. I appreciate the opportunity to partner with the [Junior League of Raleigh] while also benefiting our chapter programs. Thank you to everyone who made it possible. I look forward to doing this again.”
Whitney von Haam stated, “I was so excited for the opportunity to bring together two of the strongest, most passionate women’s groups in Wake County for an event that benefited both organizations! My theme this year has been Empowering Women, Effecting Change, and this event brought together a group of women committed to that concept. I hope it will be the first of many similar opportunities to grow our relationship and impact on the greater community.”
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About The Junior League of Raleigh:
The Junior League of Raleigh 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. For more information, visit http://www.jlraleigh.org.
About The Bargain Box:
Since opening its doors in 1951, the Bargain Box has contributed more than $1 million to the League's efforts, to better the lives of Wake County citizens. In addition, clothes and household items are regularly donated to local agencies and nonprofit organizations clients, helping Wake County assist families in need. The Bargain Box distributes more than $25,000 in Bargain Box vouchers annually to more than 70 human service agencies for their clients to redeem for merchandise. The Bargain Box is located in Cameron Village Shopping Center.