The Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB) raised in excess of $48,000 at its 83rd Anniversary Rummage Sale in October at Earl Warren Showgrounds. More than 500 people attended the sale.
This year’s Junior League Rummage Sale was made possible through the sponsorship and donations from its top supporters Movegreen and Kielle and John Horton.
Others who contributed to the success of the sale are Cox Communications, by donating air time, and the following local restaurants with food for the volunteers: Los Agaves, Chicken Ranch, Eureka, Paxtxis, South Coast Deli, Crush Cakes, Savoy Deli, and Sam’s To Go.
“The Junior League of Santa Barbara is honored to host our annual Rummage Sale,” said JLSB president Lindsay Cortina. “One-hundred percent of the proceeds come back to our organization, funding core aspects of our mission including training for members, partnering with other local nonprofits to serve their constituents, and our annual grant-making to other organizations that are aligned with our work to serve at-risk youth in our community.
“The annual Rummage Sale is also an excellent hands-on training opportunity for our volunteer members, and we are humbled that it serves so many in our community.”
Established in 1934, the community-based sale is one of Santa Barbara’s longest-standing charity events. It features new and gently used merchandise at affordable prices, including baby items, clothing, art, housewares, appliances, furniture, kitchen and dining wares.
The event has been gaining popularity in recent years with the efforts of local Junior League active and sustaining members, and looks forward to an even more successful 2020 sale.
Proceeds help to fund JLSB Community Impact projects focusing on improving the lives of at-risk young women in the local community. This includes their signature project, S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara, a six-bed residential shelter in Santa Barbara County for girls who are survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
The shelter opened in May 2018 and is now fully operational. Funds raised will also benefit the JLSB as a whole; a training and volunteer organization of women who promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action of trained volunteers.
The Junior League thanks its sponsors and supporters including title sponsor, Movegreen and Cox Communications.
For more about JLSB, call 805-963-2704 or visit www.JLSantaBarbara.org.
— Jacqueline McGuan for Junior League of Santa Barbara.