The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is pleased to announce its 17th annual Shop Save & Share fundraiser,,going on now through Sunday, Oct. 9.
Published: September 30, 2022
The 12-day event allows patrons to receive 20 percent off and/or exclusive offers at over 250 participating businesses with the purchase of a Shop Save & Share card. 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of cards benefit the Junior League’s 29 community projects improving the lives of those in our community. With a goal of benefiting business and Birmingham, the JLB is encouraging patrons to purchase a card and support locally owned businesses while giving back to those in need in more ways than one.
From Avondale to Trussville, to Homewood, Mountain Brook, Chelsea and beyond, Shop Save & Share features premier retailers such as Anthropologie, Vineyard Vines, Alabama Outdoors and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Cardholders can also shop locally owned boutiques, restaurants, entertainment venues and more like Wrapsody, Crestline Bagel, Ashley Mac’s, the Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center, Gigi’s, The Lili Pad, Avani Rupa Jewelers and Gunn Dermatology, among numerous others. Patrons can purchase the $40 Shop Save & Share card at www.shopsaveandshare.net.
In addition to the traditional 20 percent discount provided by most, some retailers may choose to offer a free menu item or other special offer for cardholders instead. For those interested in shopping from the comfort of their home, select retailers will be providing online shopping codes to allow patrons to participate in whatever medium they choose. Cardholders should check the official guide, which will be housed on the website, for details on each retailer and their offer.
Over the past 17 years, Shop Save & Share has raised more than $750,000 for the JLB’s community projects. The JLB’s 29 community projects focus in four impact areas: Safety & Crisis, Education & Culture, Economic Security & Financial Stability and Health & Wellness. Among the 21 partners and programs include the Crisis Centers’ Rape Response Program, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Can You Dig It? Program, the Collat Jewish Family Services’ Senior Grocery Delivery Service, Vineyard Family Services’ Backpack Buddies and the JLB’s Diaper Bank, among others. Just one purchase of a $40 Shop Save & Share card, can help provide the following:
- An entire outfit for a survivor of sexual assault who has given their clothes as evidence through the Crisis Center: Rape Response Advocate Program
- Two months of weekly food staples and supplies for one student in need through Vineyard Family Services’ Backpack Buddies
- One month of diapers for a child in need through the Junior League’s Diaper Bank
- Opportunity for six elementary school children to take a field trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens through its Can You Dig It? Program
- One month’s worth of groceries for a senior in need through Collat Jewish Family Services’ Senior Grocery Delivery Service
- Five soccer uniforms for the Soccer Club U6 Program at NorthStar Youth Ministries
Card sales add up. The following number of card sales will provide:
- Two cards pay for a mother to get bloodwork done to donate breast milk to fill 60 bottles for infants in need
- Four cards cover an entire drama workshop for students in the Youth Leadership Forum
- Seven cards pay for holiday cards and postage for seniors who receive Meals on Wheels
- 10 cards covers cost of bus transportation for 45 children for programs
- 13 cards cover the cost of a Sexual Assault Nurse examiner to examine a sexual assault victim
“In times like these when there are so many people and businesses in need in our community, state and world, the Junior League of Birmingham is doing everything in its power to help out,” said JLB President Martina Winston. “Shop Save & Share gives us a unique opportunity to raise money for our community projects while also giving attention to local businesses who desperately need it.”
About The Junior League of Birmingham
The Junior League of Birmingham, Alabama, Inc. is an organization of nearly 2,000 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As one of the largest volunteer service organizations in Alabama, members boast 55,000-plus volunteer hours annually across 29 community projects and also provide $1M in direct funding to the Birmingham community. The JLB celebrates 100 years in existence in 2022, which marks 100 years of service, leadership, partnerships and impact. This centennial year marks a milestone moment in the JLB’s history as it honors its past and forges its future. For more information, please visit www.jlbonline.com/.