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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 6 years ago

Junior League attracts 256 to Ormond Beach fundraiser


Jill and Bill Stephens offered up their home last weekend, for an annual Junior League of Daytona Beach nonprofit drive.


The Junior League of Daytona Beach held its annual Bundles Tea fundraising event Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Ormond Beach home of Bill and Jill Stephens, attracting 256 donors and friends.

“The annual fundraiser is a Junior League tradition and is followed by the annual Restocking Sale, which takes place today, Nov. 15, through Nov. 17,” said Nada Manley, communications vice president.

According to Junior League President Melissa Burt DeVriese, high-end goods were collected at Bundles Tea to be sold at the Restocking Sale, at the Junior League Thrift Shop, 1757 N. Nova Road, in Holly Hill. All proceeds will benefit the group’s community service events.

“Donated items have brought in between $12,500-$17,500 of additional revenue to the Thrift Store over the past decade,” Manley added. “We hope that this year's donations help us raise even more funds.”

Funds raised benefit a variety of projects, including Camp Begin Again, the Jewish Federation, the Great Kids Explorers Club and several at-risk women and children programs.

And although the group’s membership is made up of volunteers from all over eastern Volusia County, DeVriese said, about half live in Ormond Beach, including DeVriese herself.

“Of our 11 board members, seven live in Ormond,” she said. “And this event has been held at Ormond Beach homes for the (past) three years.”

Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church donated space for parking at the Bundles Tea collection event and Coleman Goodemote Construction, of Daytona Beach, manned the event’s donation station, as well as offered up one of its trailers for use.

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