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Junior League to Help Sandy Victims

A portion of today's proceeds from the holiday boutique will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.

The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is donating a portion of its proceeds from today's Holiday Boutique fundraiser to hurricane relief.

The JLCW is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. With the goal of providing a warm community gathering place and an occasion to lift people’s spirits for a good cause, the 26th Annual Holiday Boutique is still scheduled for Friday, November 9 at Lake Isle Country Club.

Since 1986, the Holiday Boutique has brought the community together for a shopping event to benefit the charitable work of the JLCW. Given the timing of this year’s Holiday Boutique, it was a natural decision to reallocate some of the funds raised to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

“As an organization whose mission has always been to build better communities, we felt it was very important to redirect a portion of our fundraising dollars to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” stated Lauren Wyler-Smith, President of the JLCW.  “As many of our own members face struggles in the aftermath of the storm, the entire community is in our thoughts at this time.”

The Holiday Boutique starts today (November 9) from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at The Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester. More than 40 businesses will offer a wide variety of merchandise including gifts, accessories, jewelry, home décor, clothing and children’s items. Guests will also have the opportunity to sell their gold and silver for cash from Good as Gold Girls. A full list of vendors can be seen here.

Today, patrons can enjoy “A Delightful Day” of shopping, dining and pampering, featuring food from Andy’s Pure Foods, Cooked & Co., Serafina and Haiku among others. Complimentary mini-spa treatments will be provided by Skin Thera P, Massage Envy of Scarsdale, Jude’s Brow Bar, Spa Parties at Home, Space NK apothecary and more. Author Julie Gerstenblatt will be signing copies of her novel Lauren Takes Leave, the story of a suburban wife and mother who just needs to get away from it all.

Admission today is a $20 suggested donation. A $10 Express Shopping option will also be available.

In addition to benefiting hurricane relief, proceeds will support the JLCW’s programs that promote health and literacy, provide food and necessities to the underprivileged, empower low-income families, help preserve community history and train effective community volunteers.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jlcentralwestchester.org  or contact JLCW@verizon.net.

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