Junior League of Collin County

Community Participant of the year

The Junior League of Collin County is proudly partnering with Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas for the 31st annual Trinkets to Treasures, Collin County's largest one-day resale event. In the past, this event was exclusively organized and staffed by the Junior League of Collin County provisional new member class. Each year, JLCC members and local businesses donate merchandise, such as furniture, apparel, shoes, children's toys, sports equipment, small electronics, and more for the event. Proceeds from the sale directly support JLCC's numerous community projects and programs.

Local nonprofit agencies are delivered $25 shopping certificates for their clients to shop at Trinkets to Treasures. This often provides basic needs to victims of family violence, families in need, and toys for children living in protective care. Some of the local agencies that receive these cards to distribute to families they serve include Allen Community Outreach, Plano ISD, Project Hope, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Health Services of North Texas, Assistance Center of Collin County, Assistance League of Greater Collin County, Hope's Door New Beginnings Center, and Samaritan Inn.

Katrina Coffman; COO/VP Stated, "We actively seek out, develop, and nurture alliances with other organizations and individuals that actively share our goals."

"Our exciting new partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas will enable both of our organizations to fulfill our missions and provide additional community services, including $30,000 in shopping certificates this year alone. This new partnership will make a significant impact throughout our region for years to come" states Melanie Perkins, JLCC President 2019-2020.

About Goodwill Industries of North Texas:

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities or disadvantages. This is accomplished through education, training, and placement in gainful employment. Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas serves over 1,000 individuals a year. Goodwill is funded by the sales of donated goods.

About the Junior League of Collin County:

The Junior League of Collin County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, 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 Collin County began in May 1976 as the Plano Service League and was admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues International in February of19841 becoming the 255th League to join, Today, membership includes over 900women from cities in Collin County, including Plano, Allen, Frisco and McKinney who value Service, Respect, and Leadership. For more information about the Junior League of Collin County please visit www.jIcollincounty.org .

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