Source: Junior League Santa Barbara
The Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB) is pleased to have raised over $57,000 at their 82nd Anniversary Rummage Sale at the Earl Warren Showgrounds on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. The community came out in full force, with over 500 total attendees shopping the sale and assisted in raising over $57,000, a JLSB Rummage Sale record in recent years. This year’s Junior League Rummage Sale was made possible through the generous sponsorship and donations from Movegreen and Cox Communications.
Established in 1934, the community-based sale is one of Santa Barbara’s longest-standing charity events. The sale features new and gently used merchandise to the community at affordable prices; including baby items, clothing for all, art, housewares, appliances, furniture, kitchen and dining wares, and more! The event has been gaining popularity in recent years with the dedicated efforts of local League active and sustaining members, and looks forward to an even more successful 2019 sale.
“The members of the Junior League of Santa Barbara spent over five months preparing for Rummage 2018, and their efforts to collect nearly two million donated items, prepare for and work the 2-day Rummage Sale resulted in a tremendously successful event,” said League President Kielle Horton. “Rummage saw over 500 community members, including JLSB Community Partners, come through Earl Warren Showgrounds to benefit from this sale, and raised over $57,000 for the Junior League of Santa Barbara’s programs to aid our most at-risk youth, combat exploitation locally, and support our newly opened S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™ shelter for survivors of sex trafficking. We are most thankful to our event sponsors, Movegreen and Cox Communications, as well as every member of the Junior League of Santa Barbara and the entire community for making Rummage 2018 the best yet.”
All proceeds fund JLSB Community Impact projects focusing on improving the lives of at-risk young women in the local community. This includes their recent 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 of this year and is now fully operational. Funds raised 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 would like to thank the amazing sponsors who helped make this such a successful event. They could not have done it without the generosity of title sponsor, Movegreen, and Cox Communications.