For the second year in a row, the Junior League of Raleigh’s Day of Giving has surpassed its fundraising goal. The League has raised close to $100,000 since the event’s inception last year. Monies raised support the Junior League of Raleigh’s Annual Fund, which helps us feed hungry children, nurture families in transition and empower women to learn new skills.
Our Day of Giving has made it possible for the League to:
- Provide free, professional training to more than 34 nonprofit agencies.
- Reach more than 1,000 children with enrichment programs that focus on educational tutoring, healthy eating and exercise, awareness and acceptance of individual differences.
- Save partner agencies more than $1 million in programming, according to a recent survey by our nonprofit partners.
- Support BackPack Buddies programs at five local elementary schools, providing healthy meals and snacks on weekends during the school year for food-insecure children. We’ve also expanded to after school programs like Step-Up allowing us to reach almost 500 children a year.
- Serve approximately 28,000 hours of volunteer time.
- Train more than 175 new provisional members to serve our community.
“This placement has been so gratifying personally as the funds we’re raising go directly to our community,” said Annual Fund team Co-captain Tarsha Burroughs. The team’s fundraising efforts have left a lasting impact on members as well. “I’ve not only met so many incredible women on this team but have had the chance to learn many valuable new skills that will serve me well in my career,” said Libby Spain, who is currently serving her third year on this team.
Thank you to our members and our community for your support. With your generosity, the Junior League of Raleigh is now poised to make an even more substantial impact in our community through projects and training opportunities.
If you are interested in supporting our Annual Fund, learn more here.