Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham.
Alice Sanborn of Sew Precious and Barbara Fullenwider of Wrapsody are among the many Hoover merchants participating in the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser.
For the 11th consecutive year, the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) will hold its Shop Save & Share fundraiser in late October. This initiative supports the League’s more than 30 community projects while at the same time driving customers to local retailers and restaurants.
When you purchase a Shop Save & Share card for $40, you receive a 20 percent discount on merchandise and food at the fundraiser’s more than 500 participating stores and restaurants. Since its inception, Shop Save & Share has put over $475,000 back into the community.
Also, through the Junior League of Birmingham, a Shop Save & Share donation does the following:
► Provides eight meals through Meals on Wheels in Jefferson County;
► Provides one week of snacks, magazines and books to mothers restricted to bed rest in the UAB NICU;
► Provides one child who is suffering from “under nutrition” to have food provided to them for the weekends for an entire school year through the Backpack Buddies program;
► Provides 1.5 children one book per month for five years through Better Basics & JLB Imagination Library.
This year’s Shop Save & Share program will run from Oct. 19-30, and the Junior League of Birmingham is thrilled to have Birmingham’s best retailers and restaurants on board for 2016, including several located in Hoover.
When it comes to using your card, many customers said the variety of retailers is what keeps them coming back year after year.
Wrapsody is one business returning as a Shop Save & Share participant this year.
“Shop Save & Share is one of our favorite community activities to participate in each year,” said Barbara Fullenwider, assistant manager at Wrapsody. “We are pleased to support the Junior League of Birmingham year after year with this fundraiser as it truly makes a difference in our community.”
Restaurants are always an important part of the Shop Save & Share event, and this year is no different. Cedar’s Grill, The Cajun Cleaver, Ashley Mac’s, The Whole Scoop and more are participating.
It is also a great time to get a one-of-a-kind sewn piece of clothing made.
“At Sew Precious, we enjoy participating with those in the community looking to help the less fortunate,” said Alice Sanborn, store manager at Sew Precious.
Some other Hoover-area retailers that will be participating in the 2016 Shop Save & Share event include Schaeffer Eye Center, Party City, Turquoise and Orange Theory Fitness, just to name a few.
Visit shopsaveandshare.net for a complete retailer listing, to purchase a card, and for more information.
Additional information about the fundraiser can be found on social media on Facebook: Shop Save & Share; Instagram: @jlbshopsaveshare; or on Twitter: @JLBirmingham (#jlbshopsaveshare).
– Submitted by Junior League of Birmingham.