ROANOKE, Va. – The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is canceling the 2020 Stocked Market, originally scheduled for November.
According to a release, this is the first time the event has been canceled in its more than 30-year history.
Ticket holders are being asked to donate the cost of their ticket, $10, to Junior League to help with its investments throughout the community. On average, Junior League invests about $70,000 per year locally.
Junior League still plans on giving out community grants for this year, and applications for next year will open in the fall for 2021 grants.
Here are some of the ways JLRV helped during the past year through grants and donations:
· Bradley Free Clinic: $22,270 will allow the clinic to provide more care to patients in the form of lab, pharmacy, and medical supply expenses
· Feeding Southwest Virginia: $1,000 to help with COVID-19 relief efforts
· Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia: $1,000 to help with COVID-19 relief efforts
· Feeding hospital workers at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital during the pandemic
· LEAP Mobile Market: $7,901 will allow LEAP to install cold storage on the vehicle and fix and update Mobile Market infrastructure to serve more customers in food deserts
· Kids Soar: $5,000 to help provide year-round multi-generational literacy education to the underserved communities of Roanoke. The Kids Soar Literacy Initiative specifically targets children who are behind on the reading scores Roanoke Schools use to assess reading ability
· Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley (CHIP): $5,000 to help with childcare costs while women go to school or get job training
· Boys & Girls Club: $2,500 to purchase and install two refrigerators so kids have access to fresh food and produce
· $4,000 given to two graduating high school seniors for college scholarships
· Various other community projects throughout the year including providing class rings for high school graduates and making food for people staying at the Ronald McDonald House
JLRV also provides training to its members throughout the year on everything from non-profit operations, local community needs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Many of these members go on to serve on other boards and committees throughout the region.
Our members provided more than 14,000 hours of community service over the last year at a value of more than $360,000.