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Junior League of Lee County
Junior League of Lee County (JLLC) is currently taking orders for its annual holiday poinsettia fundraiser benefitting its mission to empower girls and young women in Lee County. Delivery and pick-up orders are guaranteed if secured prior to Nov. 23. Orders can be made online at juniorleagueofleecounty.com or through a JLLC member, or community members may purchase in-person on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce between 9 and 11 a.m., contingent on available inventory. COVID-19 safety measures in accordance with the state of Alabama will be in effect at in-person pick-up.
This year buyers can choose between red or ivory poinsettias grown locally at Young’s Plant Farm. Two sizes, 6.5 inches and 10 inches, are available for purchase. Proceeds go straight back into the Lee County community to help fund programs aimed at empowering school-aged girls and young women in the area.
“The past eight months have been challenging both for our organization and our community, which is why we are more excited than ever to bring holiday cheer to those in our community, all for a great cause,” said Danielle Allison, president of Junior League of Lee County. “The annual holiday poinsettia fundraiser is Junior League of Lee County’s main fundraising event for the year, and we appreciate the support of our community in giving back to further our mission.”
For nearly 22 years, JLLC has trained and developed hundreds of women leaders in Lee County to effect meaningful change through service and leadership in local organizations, schools, government and businesses. JLLC has invested more than $200,000 back into the local community and performed more than 3,000 direct volunteer hours to support the efforts of other organizations aligned with its mission, including Girls Scouts of Southern Alabama, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County, Girls on the Run, I Am My Brother’s Keeper, Women’s Hope Medical Clinic and Storybook Farms.
The Junior League of Lee County, 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 Lee County’s mission is to serve school age girls and young women in the local community by empowering them to build confidence and offering resources to help them overcome their challenges.