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.
Here’s how you can help get toys to kids at Carilion Children’s this holiday season
ROANOKE, Va. – The holidays are going to look a lot different this year, especially for children in the hospital. Carilion Children’s usually relies on corporate sponsors to provide holiday gifts but because most people are working virtually, employee toy drives are less likely this year. Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV) is partnering with Carilion for a toy drive, asking the community to step up and help make the holidays brighter for these children. “It is an unprecedented year and a difficult time for many across the Roanoke Valley. Community members must wear masks when dropping off toys, and they will be asked to place them in the bins themselves.
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 League of Roanoke Valley gives out more than $40,000 for healthcare access, fighting hunger, poverty
ROANOKE, Va. $44,671 is going to support local organizations from the Junior League of Roanoke Valley. Its goal is to collaborate and build partnerships within the Roanoke Valley connecting people to the resources they need. Its goal is to collaborate and build partnerships within the Roanoke Valley connecting people to the resources they need. CHIP ($5,000): Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley believes that every child should have equal access to healthcare and enter school ready to learn. # # #About Junior League of Roanoke Valley:Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV) is in its 94th year in service to the community.