eLink – November 22, 2016


Do You Have Items the Bargain Box Needs?

A huge thank you to the response League members have provided over the past year to the needs of the Bargain Box.  Many of you helped tackle the mountain of clothes, sort and organize the closet, as well as provide extra donations.  With your fabulous donations, sales continue to increase, exceeding the past year’s sales.  Without your hard work and donations, the Bargain Box would not be experiencing this current success.

We are reaching out again for your help. With fall here and winter approaching, the Bargain Box is in need of certain items.

  • Women: skirts (all sizes but especially size Large and up), pants (size Large and up), dresses, suits
  • Men: shirts, outerwear: coats and jackets (all sizes but especially size Large and up)
  • Children: dresses, pants (ages 5 and up)Please take a few moments and see if there are a few items from the above list that you can part with. We want to keep the store filled with quality items of all sizes and categories to keep the momentum going. Please note, the store is fully stocked with books, videos and CDs right now if you would like to pass those items on to other area donation centers.

A Season of Giving: 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 2: Heritage Park team will hold their Annual Holiday Shopping Spree on December 3. We are collecting donations of new or gently used gifts for children and adults. Items can be dropped off at the CCL or given to a Heritage Park team member by December 2.

December 3: Team Heritage Park’s Annual Holiday Shopping Spree will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Heritage Park. Members are encouraged to help with wrapping and various volunteer opportunities.  Please contact Amanda Oliver or Kate Burnie in advance if you plan to attend.

December 6: Team Brentwood Boys & Girls Club Holiday Party for the kids begins at 6 p.m. at 2025 New Hope Church Road.  We welcome members to help out with the festivities including handing out food and favors or playing games with the kids.

December 7: Team StepUp’s Santa’s Workshop will be held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at White Memorial Presbyterian Church. Members are encourage to help out. Please contact Maeve Gardner in advance if you plan to attend.

December 8: InterAct is collecting items for their annual Holiday Bazaar. Click here for details on items needed or contact captains Lisa Coston Hall or Liz Cahoon to coordinate drop off for donated items.

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 looking to collect 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. Equal number of boys and girls. You can 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.  


Share the Pie Raleigh 

Started in 2015, Share the Pie is an annual, Thanksgiving-themed fundraiser benefitting StepUp Ministry and Alliance Medical Ministry. Local restaurants and bakeries have donated their time and effort to supply delicious fall-flavored pies available for purchase just in time for Thanksgiving!

Pie flavors for 2016 include:

  • Chocolate
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato *New for 2016!

Click here to order a pie. Be sure to indicate your pie pick up site when placing your order. Pies will be available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Neill Frantz.

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.

The Junior League of Raleigh is so Fly!

This month, Flywheel Sports invites JLR Members to enjoy three complimentary Flywheel classes in a week! The promotion will be during the month of November, and members can choose which week they would like to take their free classes. Please reserve your bikes by creating an account at Flywheelsports.com and emailing your username and preferred week to Lori Klein at lklein@flywheelsports.com.

  • Date: Month of November (member picks 1 week during the month)
  • Time: Wednesday at 7 a.m., Friday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:45 p.m.
  • Location: Flywheel Sports, 402 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

Visit Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop | December 1

Join Triangle Family Services for the 14th Annual Gingerbread Benefit on Thursday, December 2 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham. Children will be greeted by Santa’s helpers and receive a picture with Santa. As Santa shares holiday stories, children decorate their own gingerbread house inspired by one-of-a-kind handcrafted gingerbread houses on display from the Triangle’s top pastry chefs. This event also features treats and drinks designed for children and adults.

Tickets are $55 per guest or $195 for a family of four and can be purchased at tfsnc.org. Discounts available for school and church groups. Contact Erin Gill at egill@tfsnc.org or 919-821-0790 x381 for more information.

Popular Holiday Shoppe at Cary Academy | December 1 – 3

More than 100 vendors will put their wares up for sale at Cary Academy’s annual Holiday Shoppe 2016, to be held December 1-3.  This free event is open to the public and will be held in the SEA (Sports and Education Annex) on the Cary Academy campus located in Cary at 1500 N. Harrison Ave.  There is no tax charged on Holiday Shoppe purchases.

Those attending will have a multitude of gifts to choose from, including jewelry, home accessories, hostess items, children’s items, holiday ornaments, apparel, food and a wide variety of handmade crafts.  During the run of the Holiday Shoppe, daily door prizes will be given away.

Holiday Shoppe hours are:

  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 6:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Proceeds from Holiday Shoppe go to community outreach and need-based scholarships. For more information about the Holiday Shoppe 2016, call 919-228-4653 or visit www.caholidayshoppe.com.


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.