Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Upcoming Event Reminders - Grab Your Calendar RIGHT NOW!

Please make note and plan to attend the following events!

First is a Happy Hour to meet some of our newest members on Thursday, April 29 at Indigo Landing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Second, plan to attend the Kentucky Derby Party. You can purchase tickets online at www.campagnacenter.org or by phoning Justin at (703) 224-2344 for the Kentucky Derby Party on May 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the home of John and Bridget Weaver. Proceeds benefit The Campagna Center.

Third is the Toast to Fashion on May 6 at Belle Haven Country Club. Proceeds from this event benefits the programs of The Campagna Center. This event is from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

And last, but not least, please remember to sign up for a Day of Duty shift for the Toast to Fashion. We can really use some volunteers at the end of the evening. If you need the VolunteerSpot link, please send an e-mail to Laura at juniorfriendsnewsletter@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Toast to Fashion is Approaching!

Buy your tickets now for the Toast to Fashion!

May 6, 2010

Marketplace Vendors to include:

J. Ryan Jewelry
J. McLaughlin
Lavender Moon
Magical Monograms
Mint Condition
Pink & Brown
Queen Bee Designs
Sherman Pickey
Shoe Hive
Smathers & Branson
Top It Off

Don't miss this exciting night of fashion, drinks, food and fun!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Service Day Success!

Thank you to everyone who gave their time, effort and donations to last Saturday's service day.

See the link below to read a short write-up about the day (scroll down to view the story):

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tiny Titans Baby Shower

Thank you to all the Junior Friends who signed up to donate to the Tiny Titans Baby Shower at last night's meeting. Over 40 people agreed to purchase gifts or donated money for us to do so on their behalf. Tiny Titans is the daycare program, sponsored by the Campagna Center, for infants and toddlers of current T.C. Williams students. The Jr. Friends are throwing the Tiny Titans mothers a Mother's Day Shower on May 12th (more details on the event to follow).

For those of you who were unable to make the meeting last night, there is still time to donate. The following items are still needed to be purchased the shower.
1) Girls Summer Outfits Size 3 Toddler,
2) Boys Summer Outfits Size 2 Toddler,
3) Boys Summer Outfits Size 3 Toddler,
4) Boys Summer Outfits Size 4 Toddler,
5) Baby or Toddler Board Books: Theme ABCs,
6) Baby or Toddler Board Books: Theme Animals,
7) Baby or Toddler Board Books: Theme Going to Bed,
8) Books for a Baby or Toddler: Theme Cars or Trucks,
10) Books for a boy age 2 to 4, > 11) Toy for a 3 year old girl
12) Toy for a 2 year old boy
13) Toy for a 5 year old boy

Coupons for baby stores (Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Carters, Gymboree, etc.) are also needed. Please email Tara via Facebook message or through juniorfriendsnewsletter@gmail.com if you would like to donate one of these items (or a provide a cash donation). Tara will provide instructions on where to deliver the gifts. Tax receipts from the Campagna Center will be available for all donations.

Thank you to everyone donating time and gifts to shower these moms on Mother's Day!

Blog Updates!

For everyone following this blog, please send any updates you would like to see to juniorfriendsnewsletter@gmail.com

Know of a Junior Friends member who is celebrating a birth, marriage or exciting life change? Please share your news with us! Have a fun social event open to the membership? Please let the blog help spread the news.

We are also looking for photos of all past Junior Friends events. If you have any photos, please contact Rebecca Chatterjee at the address above. We are building an online album to archive all Junior Friends events.

Thank you!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lemonade Stand Tomorrow and Message About Service Day

Our April 17th Day of Service is quickly approaching. We have a number of volunteers who have registered via the Volunteer Spot site. If you have not done so already and plan to join us, please sign up for a shift at http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/3-6395045381.

This Sunday April 11th we will be selling lemonade and treats in front of the Campagna Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will be raising money for the Service Day event. Any extra money will be donated to the Campagna Center.

If you have plant divisions to share with us or new plant donations, please contact Laura Niswander via Facebook Message.

We will need each volunteer to bring any of the following items they own:
-Digging Iron
-Small Hand Tools (Shovels, Trowels, Screwdrivers, etc)
-Measuring Tape
-Box Cutter (and extra blades)

Also, if any of you have a WHEELBARROW or LADDER you can bring to the event, please e-mail ambercolatosti@gmail.com to let us know!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Service Day on April 17 - Volunteers and Supplies Needed

Please don't forget to sign up, sign in and volunteer at www.volunteerspot.com for the April 17 day of service.

Saturday April 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at BOTH the following locations:
-Jefferson Houston Elementary School - 1501 Cameron Street
-Tiny Titans at the TC Williams Annex - 3300 King Street.

DONATIONS NEEDED! Please consider donating plants from your garden or new plants from a nursery. Also, if anyone has any extra exterior paint, please contact Emily Passmore at emily.passmore@gmail.com Bright colors are most needed for painting on exterior surfaces. We are also looking for painting supplies, such as brushes and rags.

Thank you for your support and effort to freshen and brighten these facilities that need our help!

Save the Date! The 11th Annual Toast to Fashion is Almost Here!

What: The 11th Annual Toast to Fashion
When: Thursday, May 6th 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Belle Haven Country Club 6023 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
Why: Get a peak and bring home some of the most fashionable spring trends from the best merchants and boutiques in the Washington area. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Campagna Center that help more than 1,500 children and their families in Alexandria arrive at school ready to learn be successful at each grade level.

Tickets: Tickets $45 in advance; $50 at the door
To purchase tickets visit http://www.campagnacenter.org/ and click on Events then 11th Annual Toast to Fashion

The 11th annual Toast to Fashion combines a Fashion Show, Marketplace, and Raffle with all proceeds supporting the programs of the Campagna Center. Get a peak at some of the most fashionable spring trends from the best merchants and boutiques in the Washington area. Pick up something for that special mom, grandmom, aunt, or woman in your life just in time for Mother’s Day! Plus during the fashion show purchase a special card, The Campagna Kids Card, for $50 that entitles you to preferred savings at select retailers and 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Campagna Center.

The Toast to Fashion, brought to you by the Junior Friends of the Campagna Center, benefits the programs of the Campagna Center and helps more than 1,500 children and their families in Alexandria arrive at school ready to learn be successful at each grade level.

Congratulations, Jen Peterson!

The Junior Friends congratulate board member Jen Peterson on the birth of her second daughter, Leah Claire, born today at 3:00 a.m. at their home in Alexandria, Virginia!

Both baby and Mom are doing well! Husband Eli and big sister, Caroline are thrilled to meet their new family member. Leah Claire weighed in at 8lb, 8oz and is 20" long.

All the best to Jen and her family!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shop Campagna Kids Card Available Now!

Please remember to bring your checkbook to Tuesday's meeting - purchase your Shop Campagna Kids Card and be ready for your shopportunity in Old Town at the best boutiques and shops!

View more info on the card at: