SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) exceeded its goals at its 26th annual Holiday Boutique fundraiser, held for the first time at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.
The boutique’s annual theme, “Shop for a Cause,” took on a new meaning as portions of the proceeds were donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The rest will support JLCW programs that promote health and literacy, and provide food and goods to underprivileged families.
“As an organization whose mission has always been to build better communities, we felt it was very important to redirect a portion of the fundraising dollars to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” Lauren Wyler-Smith, president of the JLCW, said.
More than 300 members and patrons of the JLCW attended the event, which featured goods and services from businesses in Westchester County. More than $90,000 was raised, and 20 percent went to storm victims.
“As many of our own members face struggles in the aftermath of the storm, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of care and support from the community,” Wyler-Smith added. “The JLCW’s community programs will greatly benefit from the tremendous success of the Holiday Boutique.”
The JLCW is made up of women from Scarsdale, White Plains, Greenburgh and Eastchester.