GET READY TO SHOP, SAVE AND SHARE
WITH THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF MINNEAPOLIS
Proven-successful fundraiser supports the Junior League of Minneapolis’ mission to serve women and children in the Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (September 29, 2010) — The Junior League of Minneapolis (JLM) is proud to announce the launch of this year’s Shop, Save, Share Card, a shopping discount card that benefits the community directly. The shopping card can be purchased for $40 by anyone in order to receive up to a 20% discount at participating businesses from Friday, October 29 through Sunday November 7, 2010. (Certain restrictions and limitations apply; see program guide provided at card purchase for details.)
100% of the card proceeds go toward the Junior League of Minneapolis’ mission, including its two newest projects, Between the Lines and Backpack Buddies, both of which benefit the children and families of the Twin Cities community.
Cards can be purchased starting September 20th at http://www.jlminneapolis.org. Beginning Friday, October 29, cards can be purchased at The Container Store, The Foursome, Il Vostro, Mitrebox Framing Studio and kiddywampus. Retailers provide up to a 20% discount off full-price merchandise during this time.
“Thanks to last year’s great success, we are excited to see the continuation of the Shop, Save, Share Card as part of our fundraising portfolio,‖ said Sarah Borchers, President of the Junior League of Minneapolis. “We see this is an innovative way to raise money, support our local businesses and expand our reach in the community. It is truly a win-win for everyone.”
―The Junior League of Minneapolis does critical work in the community and kiddywampus is thrilled to support that work by participating in the Shop, Save, Share Card program,‖ said Amy Saldanha, owner of kiddywampus. ―This is our second year participating and our customers love it.”
Background on the JLM’s Newest Community Projects:
Between the Lines is a program designed to strengthen the bond between a child and an incarcerated mother or other female caregiver through literacy. JLM members visit a women’s-only prison and tape female inmates reading books to their children or grandchildren. The recording, a new copy of the book and a personal note is then sent to the child.
Backpack Buddies aims to help kids who, due to their family’s financial situation, suffer from chronic hunger and who may not have enough to eat when they’re away from school. League volunteers pack food in reusable bags kids can take home each weekend and return the following Monday. By providing food for children in food-insecure homes, the JLM is improving the chances that these kids will be ready to learn in school, thereby reducing the socioeconomic achievement gap in Minneapolis.
Shop, Save, Share Card Participating Retailers (More are being added to this list daily)
Bean Good Café
La Belle Vie
Champps St. Paul
French Meadow Bakery & Café
The Country Cake Cupboard & Café
Arbonne – Lindsey Day
Crabtree and Evelyn
Frost & Budd
Reihl Designs Inc.
The Container Store
Corset Boutique and Styling Studio
Day by Day Photography
Jessica Barker Photography
IVY Spay Club
Jon Charles Salon
Kalla Lily Salon & Spa
Mitrebox Framing Studio
For more information on the Shop, Save, Share Card, visit
About the Junior League of Minneapolis
The Junior League of Minneapolis (JLM) is a nonprofit organization made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Established in 1923, the JLM continues to develop projects to fill needs within the Minneapolis community. Past projects include helping to found the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Free Arts MN and the Jeremiah Program. Current projects address issues from hunger to nutrition to literacy. The Junior League of Minneapolis reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. For more information please visit www.jlminneapolis.org.