The Junior League of Raleigh Hosts Its 35th Annual A Shopping SPREE!
Presented by First Citizens Bank
Raleigh | November 4: Now in their 90th year, The Junior League of Raleigh’s (JLR) popular holiday tradition is back, offering a unique shopping experience while raising money for nonprofit programs in Wake County. A Shopping SPREE! will host more than 160 regional and national exhibitors at the Raleigh Convention Center Nov. 14-17.
Throughout the four-day event, shoppers can enjoy live local entertainment, including choral and dance groups, as they find the latest in fashion and home decor trends, unique gifts and holiday merchandise.
Bring Your Donations to SPREE!
JLR invites shoppers to join in their 90th anniversary celebration and welcome two new community partners: A Note in the Pocket, which provides clothing to impoverished schoolchildren in Wake County with dignity and love, and The Green Chair Project, which reuses donated household furnishings to renew lives of participants referred from area programs who are recovering after homelessness, crisis or disaster.
This year the League’s 90th Anniversary Committee will have bins placed near the escalators at the SPREE! entrance to collect donations.
A Note In The Pocket
- Underwear for schoolchildren of all ages, including adult sizes
The Green Chair Project
- Can openers
- Cooking spoons
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Oven mitts
- Kitchen towels
“We’re so excited to add The Green Chair and A Note in the Pocket to our community partners,” said Astra Ball, Junior League of Raleigh President. “We’d like to invite shoppers to help support them during this season of giving by dropping off a kitchen utensil for Green Chair or new kids’ underwear for A Note in the Pocket when you come to do your holiday shopping at SPREE!.”
Special events get SPREE! shoppers in the holiday spirit
The popular Merry Morning Shopping kicks off SPREE! and this year marks the inaugural Night Out @ SPREE! after hours event. SPREE! Co-captain Jennifer Jordon says Friday night is not to be missed. “For the first time, we’re hosting Night Out @ SPREE! It’s a chance for an exclusive night of shopping and amazing silent auction items with proceeds going directly to League programs,” says Jordon. Co-captain Natalie Frey adds, “We’ll award our Legacy Grants to deserving local nonprofits that evening, and one of our Night Out @ SPREE! sponsors, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, has some fantastic giveaways for shoppers.”
Merry Morning Shopping: Thursday, Nov. 14, 9-11 a.m.
Beat the crowds to SPREE! at this exclusive, stroller-free morning shopping event, sponsored by St. David’s School.
Night Out @ SPREE!: Friday, Nov. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
A night out of exclusive shopping with all your favorite SPREE! exhibitors, sponsored by WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.
Tickets for SPREE! and special events are on sale now. For tickets and sponsorship information visit: jlraleigh.org/fundraising/a-shopping-spree/
General admission shopping:
Thursday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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 90th year, nearly 1,500 members of the Junior League of Raleigh support community organizations around Wake County.
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