The Birmingham Times
The 2019 Junior League of Birmingham- Bargain Carousel provides the local community with the opportunity to purchase gently used merchandise, including necessities like clothes, as well as furniture, large appliances with the added benefit of raising money to fund JLB Programs.
The Junior League will host its 27th annual Bargain Carousel shopping fundraiser on April 25, 27 and 28 at the former Winn-Dixie shopping center in Hoover with more than 100,000 items donated from families and businesses across the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
JLB programs serve those in need in the metro area, including initiatives related to domestic violence, human trafficking, homelessness, juvenile crime, healthy living, job readiness, personal finances and education.
The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) 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.
Proceeds from the Bargain Carousel help fund the 38 community projects that the JLB supports, such as the JLB Diaper Bank, JLB Second Servings Program, JLB Essentials Pantry Program, Children in Crisis through our partnership with the YWCA, or Mobile Food Pantry through our partnership with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
BC made $121,773 last year and approximately 3,000 people attended. The goal this year is $125,000. For every $40 ticket purchased to Bargain Bash provides necessities for four survivors of sexual violence through the partnership with The Crisis Center; 10 meals for homeless women and children through our partnership with Pathways, or diapers for one child in need for a month through the JLB’s Diaper Bank.
JLB is one of the largest Junior League organizations in the world, with nearly 2,300 members. As one of the largest volunteer service organizations in Alabama, JLB has nearly 1,000 active volunteers, hailing from more than 50 zip codes in four counties throughout the Birmingham metro area. These volunteers contribute nearly $2.5 million into the Birmingham community through a combination of approximately 55,000 hours of service and financial support.
Tickets for Saturday admission go on sale Friday, April 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bargain Carousel space. The cost is $10 for Saturday entry between 8 a.m. and noon and $5 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
General Admission Tickets for Sunday, April 28:
Admission is free, and merchandise is half price. This year donations of diapers and/or wipes to help support the JLB Diaper Bank are being requested. While not required for admission on Sunday, any donations would be appreciated.
For more information, call 879-9861 or visit bargaincarousel.net.
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