National Diaper Need Awareness Week took place September 25 to October 1, an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network.
ECCO was the fortunate recipient of 24,476 diapers thanks to the Junior League of Charleston and their diaper drive initiative. The Junior League of Charleston also distributed diapers throughout the week to other partner organizations including Florence Crittenton and Lowcountry CARES.
The National Diaper Bank Network defines Diaper Need as “the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy. Government programs like SNAP (food stamps) and WIC can not be used for diapers. The Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank was created in 2017 after the organization did significant research into the community needs. The group collects diapers, packages them, and works with partner agencies like ECCO for distribution of the diapers to clients. For information about diaper needs in the United States, click the following link: Diaper Facts.
The Junior League of Charleston, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Charleston reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. The Junior League raises more than $100,000 annually to further this mission. The organization combines trained volunteers with the money it puts into the community for double impact. Last year, Junior League members invested more than 2,100 volunteer hours valued at $45,000.
The Junior League of Charleston will host the 42nd Whale of a Sale this Friday and Saturday at the Trident Technical College Main Campus, building 920. The event is the largest blowout sale in the Charleston area established by the all-women’s group. The event will take place Friday, February 17, from 6-9pm and Saturday, February 18 from 8am-1pm. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Junior League’s mission of developing the potential of women and helping those in need in our community.
WHALE OF A SALE – FEB 17-18, 2017
Friday Sale – 6:00-9:00pm *tickets required*
Saturday Sale – 8:00am-1:00pm *free admission*
Tickets for shopping on Friday, February 17th from 6:00pm-9:00pm are $12 and can be purchased here
Whale of a Sale is the Junior League of Charleston’s signature event and can be best described as the biggest garage sale in the Lowcountry. Whale of a Sale is not just a fundraiser; it serves a community need by providing quality items at affordable prices to those who might not otherwise be able to purchase them.
About the JLC
“The Junior Circle”, which four months later became the Junior League of Charleston, was organized February 20, 1923, with 12 members. These early members realized the importance of a strong foundation and from the start made efforts to ensure that the League would remain a well-structured organization. Today, the Junior League of Charleston (JLC) is one of nearly 300 Leagues worldwide dedicated to these purposes.
JLC reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. Every year, the League invests in the community through League-sponsored collaborative projects that provide financial support and volunteers. Since its inception in 1923, JLC has raised and awarded millions of dollars to meet local needs in areas ranging from education to child abuse to feeding the homeless. In the past decade alone, the League has trained 2,500 community service volunteers.