Junior League of Roanoke Valley partners with Red Cross for blood drive
ROANOKE, Va. – Dozens of people spent their Saturday donating blood to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. The Junior League of Roanoke Valley partnered with the Red Cross of Southwest Virginia for its annual blood drive. The event is especially significant this year because many annual blood drives have been canceled, including all of the Red Cross’s mobile blood drives. Donors such as Mike Hill said the pandemic offered even more inspiration to give blood. “A lot of people have been going through a rough time,” said Hill.
Junior League of Roanoke Valley and Red Cross partnering for blood drive
ROANOKE, Va. – The Red Cross has a crucial need for blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic and a Roanoke service organization is doing what it can to fill the gap. Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is partnering with the Red Cross of Southwest Virginia for a blood drive at the latter’s Church Avenue headquarters on Saturday. In addition to donating blood, the Red Cross can also test blood for COVID-19 antibodies, which indicate if the donor has contracted COVID-19. Junior League Executive Vice President-elect Jessie Coffman hopes people jump at the chance to be selfless with their health. “My mom is a nurse and my husband had several lung transfusions as a child, so I understand the need,” Coffman said.
Junior League organizes toy drive for Carilion Children’s Hospital
ROANOKE, Va. – The patients at Carilion Children’s Hospital will soon receive special gifts to help them through tough times, thanks to a socially distanced toy drive. The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley collected about 150 toys during its drive-thru donation event at Tanglewood Mall on Saturday. The organization’s executive vice president, Katie Jones, said they were motivated to collect toys after hearing there were fewer donations to Carilion Children’s than usual this year because of the pandemic. “We wanted to find a way we could help,” Jones said. She said the donations will help stock the hospital’s supply of toys for the entire year.
With no in-person Stocked Market, the Junior League is reimagining its primary fundraiser
ROANOKE, Va. – The Junior League of Roanoke Valley isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop its annual kickoff for the holidays. Every November, the organization holds its Stocked Market fundraiser at the Berglund Center; however, this year, there will be no in-person event. “It will look a little different but will be just as festive,” said the Junior League of Roanoke Valley in a news release. “Stocked Market proceeds are used to further the JLRV’s mission of empowering women leaders and giving back to the community. The traditional in-person Stocked Market fundraiser attracts around 10,000 shoppers to the three-day event, featuring a wide range of shopping and entertainment options.
Junior Leagues 2020 Stocked Market canceled due to coronavirus
ROANOKE, Va. The Junior League of the 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.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping this weekend during Stocked Market
ROANOKE, Va. - Get your wallets ready for this three-day Roanoke Valley holiday shopping tradition. This weekend is Junior League of Roanoke Valley's 31st Annual Stocked Market at the Berglund Center. Whether you purchase your ticket in advance online or at the door, your ticket is good for all three days. Throughout the weekend you can shop at more than 100 vendor booths and stop by their multiple events. For a list of vendors and a schedule of events, visit their website here.
What's News Today: November 8, 2019
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Junior League of Roanoke Valley Stocked Market. Local and state legislators will be at E. C. Glass High School today for Take Your Legislator to School month. The Lynchburg City School education task force sub-committee will meet today. It will have animals to adopt at the PetSmart on Route 220 in Roanoke today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The City of Roanoke and Roanoke Valley Veterans Council will plant trees today in honor of Veterans Day.
Round Town: holiday markets
ROANOKE, Va. - Here are some of the events happening Round Town this weekend. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Junior League of Roanoke Valley Stocked Market. More than five dozens bands, act and floats will parade through downtown at the Virginia's Veterans Parade. Jefferson Choral Society holds its annual Holiday Craft Fair. Head to the YMCA Craft Fair in Blacksburg.