eLink – January 3, 2017


Inaugural Ball Ticket Pick-up Info

All tickets purchased after December 26 will be available for pick-up at will call at the following locations:

Junior League of Raleigh │ January 3 – January 6 │ 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603 │ 919-787-7480 │ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Council of State Reception │ January 6 │ Marbles Kids Museum – 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, N.C. 27601 │ 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Junior League of Raleigh │ January 7 │ 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603 │ 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

N.C. State University Talley Student Union │ January 7 │ 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27606 │ 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Getting Ready for the Inaugural Ball Around Town

Grab your friends and get prepped for the Inaugural Ball events!  Schedule appointments for hair, make-up and nails during the week of January 2 – January 7 with Blown Away Blowdry Bar and Paintbase Nail Bar and support JLR. Be sure to mention JLR or the Inaugural Ball when booking your appointments and both Blown Away and Paintbase will give a percentage of the proceeds back to JLR. Details are below:

Paintbase Nail Bar

Book an appointment with Paintbase for all of your nail, waxing and eyelash extension needs.

705 Tucker Street, Raleigh, NC 27603


Blown Away Blowdry Bar

Visit Blown Away for a professional blow dry or to schedule an appointment with one of their make-up artists.

201 Park at North Hills Street, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27609



WAKE UP and Read Annual Book Drive

Each year WAKE Up and Read sponsors an annual book drive.  Last Spring, the WAKE Up and Read book drive netted an incredible 114,025 children’s books for young readers, well surpassing their goal of 110,000 books.  The drive was a huge success – more than 7,000 Wake County children received 10 new books each to help them build their home libraries and develop a love for reading.

Please save the date for our 2017 drive, and consider collecting books. From January 21 – March 4, WAKE Up and Read will be collecting new and gently-used books for children ages birth-12. WAKE Up and Read will provide signage, timelines and instructions; we just need you to host a collection bin and spread the word!  We know that helping children develop a love for reading early in life can pave the way for later school success, and we want to ensure that every child in our community has the opportunity to grow and thrive.

If you are willing to host a collection site for WAKE Up and Read this year, please click here or contact wakereads@gmail.com for more information.  If you are unable to help collect books, there will be plenty of other ways to get involved.  To learn more about the WAKE Up and Read collaborative campaign, please visit www.wakeupandread.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Wake-Up-and-Read.

Thank you for your support – together we can make a difference here in Wake County!


Sustainer Calendar

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Community Service Opportunities

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