Proceeds from the Junior League of Raleigh’s A Shopping SPREE! benefit local charities
Legacy Grants benefit three Wake County organizations helping women and children
Raleigh | October 18: The Junior League of Raleigh announced the recipients of the 2018 Legacy Fund Award at this year’s A Shopping SPREE! Preview Party, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The Legacy Fund has awarded more than $205,000 in grants to nonprofit agencies since its launch in 2004 – all made possible by proceeds from A Shopping SPREE!. Each year the awards are given to Wake County charitable organizations that focus on women and children. The Junior League of Raleigh has a long standing commitment toward empowering women and at-risk youth in Wake County.
This year’s recipients were CASA, The Helene Foundation and Learning Together. “We are excited and proud to contribute a portion of funds raised at A Shopping SPREE! to these deserving organizations,” said Junior League of Raleigh president Samantha Hatem. “CASA, The Helene Foundation and Learning Together all work towards making lives for better for Triangle families.”
CASA develops, owns, and operates affordable apartments across the Triangle that serve families and individuals with barriers to the conventional housing market, including income, credit issues, previous evictions and the use of housing vouchers. Households earning between 0 and 40 percent of the area median income are served and offered rent set at 30 percent of the tenant’s income. CASA housing provides permanency and stability to children who suffer from emotional and academic delays during periods of homelessness. The Legacy Grant will support a family in safe, permanent, supportive housing for 20 months. To learn more, visit casanc.org.
The Helene Foundation provides immediate practical support for mothers fighting cancer to positively impact families. Since its inception in 2009, 173 families and over 350 children have been assisted, referred by social workers from area hospitals. Services are tailored to the family’s needs, including cleaning, tutoring, childcare, meal delivery and financial assistance for medical transportation and children’s activities. In addition to service provision, trained volunteers serve as family liaisons, checking in regularly to ensure their needs are being met and providing additional emotional support. To learn more, visit helenefoundation.org.
The Learning Together Development Day Program presents an inclusive, educational environment for children 18 months to 5 years, including those with or at risk for developmental disabilities. The school seeks to provide each child with the foundation needed to reach their full potential. Monthly Family School Partnership Days, Triple P Parenting Seminars, home visits, individualized community outings, trainings and workshops provide parents with the resources needed to learn and adjust to the unique challenges of raising a child with developmental delays. To learn more, visit learningtogether.org.
About the Junior League of Raleigh
The Junior League of Raleigh (JLR) is the local chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. Since 1930, JLR has donated more than $5.1 million to education, health and other services to women and children in Wake County. Now in its 89th year, nearly 1,500 members of the Junior League of Raleigh support community organizations around Wake County.
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