The 2009 Junior League Thrift Sale Raises $126,898.00

The Junior League of Savannah recently held its 62nd Annual Thrift Sale, its largest annual fundraiser to support its community projects. This year’s event raised a total of $126,898.00 for advocacy for women and children.

“We are excited that this year’s event was so successful, especially since the money we raise is used to fund our projects to help the community.” stated Julie Allen, current President of the Junior League of Savannah. “This event is not just a fundraiser for us, it’s also a community service to offer merchandise at discounted prices. We have shoppers who come year after year and wait on line for endless hours until the doors open. We enjoyed visiting with them and getting to know them; these connections are what make Thrift Sale so valuable.”

Over 200 people turned out for the Preview Cocktail Party and Auction, which takes place the night before the Thrift Sale, to bid on exceptional items donated by close to one hundred local businesses to support the cause.

“We are immensely appreciative of the support this community has shown to the League and our endeavors,” Allen noted. “This event could not have been a success without the efforts of hundreds of League members and community partners, particularly our platinum sponsors, Publix Super Markets Charities, Levy Jewelers and SunTrust.”

The funds raised from the 2009 Thrift Sale will go towards community funding that furthers the goal of advocacy for women and children in need throughout the Low Country, Coastal Empire and Golden Isles. Non-profit organizations whose missions align with this goal are encouraged to apply to the Junior League for funding consideration.

The Junior League of Savannah is an organization of over 1,000 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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