SUMMIT, NJ – The Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop at 37 DeForest Ave., is excited to announce its annual Holiday Boutique. The Holiday Boutique features new and gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s holiday items, as well as seasonal decorations. The event will be held at Parish Hall, Calvary Church on Thursday, December 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Thrift Shop will also remain open during regular business hours throughout the Event at Canterbury House, 5 Larch Place, Summit.  Follow our driveway at 37 DeForest Ave., Summit to both locations.

The thrift shop operated by the Junior League of Summit (JLS), will be hosting its highly anticipated annual Holiday Boutique. This Summit tradition, featuring a wide selection of affordable gifts for children and adults, including new toys, clothing, decorative items and household goods. 

Thrift Shop Manager Marie Avagliano encourages holiday shoppers to come to the event, “The Holiday Boutique is a great event to kick off the holiday season.  We have an amazing selection this year. In addition to the high quality, gently-used items that customers have come to expect from the Thrift Shop, the Holiday Boutique is the one time of year that the Shop also offers a huge amount of brand newmerchandise (with tags).  Come enjoy the fun, nice shopping atmosphere and keep on budget!”

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Moreover, as with all Shop sales, all proceeds from the Holiday Boutique will directly fund JLS’ programming, community grants and projects.  Last year the Holiday Boutique generated over $25,000, helping to fund one of the League’s most extensive years of giving.

“It is truly amazing that we have an ability to directly contribute to local families’ holidays.  With the Holiday Boutique’s affordable offerings, we enable people to fill their homes with love – and generous gifts.  The fact that the money stays within the local community simply spreads the holiday cheer.  We thank our customers and the community for your ongoing support,” said Junior League of Summit President Christine Yearing.

The Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop in Summit was established in 1934 and offers new and gently used clothing and shoes for men, women and children, toys, decorative items for the home, house wares, and furniture that is deeply discounted. It is the primary fundraiser for the Junior League of Summit and has provided the resources for the League’s many grants, projects, programs, and scholarships over the years. Since its inception, the Shop has raised over $3,000,000 to benefit Summit and surrounding communities. The Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop is one of only two thrift shops in New Jersey featured in the book, True Prep. The Shop accepts MasterCard and Visa.

The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization of women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information about the Junior League of Summit, please visit the website at www.jlsummit.org or contact the office at 908-273-7349.