eLink – December 13,2016

IN THE LEAGUE

Community Volunteer Opportunities for JLR Members

During this exciting holiday time, there are many opportunities for the Junior League of Raleigh to give back. And who better to give back to than our Community Partners? From donating items to volunteering at events, we hope you will help the League make an impact on the community this holiday season.

December 15: Help celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the League’s partnership with Heritage Park by supporting the Sustainers “Winter Wardrobe Roundup.” We are collecting new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mitten, etc., for distribution to those kids in needs. We’re collecting items for approximately 40 kids, ages 5-16, with an equal number of boys and girls. Leave donations in the box in the Sustainer Lounge at the CCL. If you have any questions, contact Virginia Parker at 919-449-4634.

December 15: Team BackPack Buddies is accepting large bags of rice, which will be given to families in need for use over the holiday break. They are also collecting coloring books for a holiday treat for the children.  Please drop in their regular donation area in basement at CCL.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Making an Impact After Hurricane Matthew: Gift Card Donations

Thousands of people across our state have felt a tremendous impact from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Many of us are from these towns or have loved ones and friends in these areas that were hit the hardest. We have heard firsthand the challenges these people are facing and will continue to endure in the months ahead.

We, as a League, have a great opportunity to pull together and support these areas through various relief efforts. What an opportunity we have to impact our state by supporting those who need it the most!

How can you help now?

Gift Cards Donations – We are collecting gift cards to Target and Walmart in five dollar increments to distribute to impacted areas. Drop off gift cards with a staff member at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership. Gift cards will be sent to the Junior Women’s Association of Greenville, NC and Junior League of Fayetteville every Friday starting October 21. These groups will distribute them to hurricane victims in their areas.

We will also be rolling out several other ways that we can participate in relief efforts. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.

SUSTAINERS: THINGS TO REMEMBER

Sustainer Calendar

From the Member page, go to Resources, then Sustainer Resources or view your Sustainer Calendar here.

Community Service Opportunities

From the Member page, go to Resources, then Sustainer Resources or view your Community Service Opportunities here.