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Shore Thing: Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop's 'Beach Blast' Set for May 25-26

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop's 'Beach Blast', featuring new and gently used men's, women's, and children's swimwear and beach toys at, typically, 50% full retail prices,will be held May 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

The 'Beach Blast' will include spring and summer fashions for you and your family, including dresses, shorts, t-shirts and much more.

The Junior League Thrift Shop, located at 37 DeForest Avenue, relies on donations from the local community to support all of its programming including GRACE, community projects, grants and scholarships.

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GRACE stands for Giving and Receiving Assistance for Our Community’s Essentials offers Summit residents free fresh food through its GRACE's Refrigerator project, Food comes from the farmer’s market, local businesses, and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and other, select initiatives.

During its initial pilot program executed from September - November, 2016, 9,433 pounds of produce, bread, dairy, prepared food were distributed to 1,766 people -- of whom 989 are kids and 73 are senior citizens. On average, the Refrigerator serves 35 families a week, with each passing week bringing new families into the growing program.

“We hope people will stop by and see our wonderful summer selections,” said Michelle DeMuth, Junior League of Summit President. “With warmer weather just around the corner, we are excited to offer this opportunity for shoppers to buy summer clothes and wares at awesome prices."

DeMuth added, "The Thrift Shop is not only our biggest community service, it is also our greatest fundraiser.  We know that summer can be an expensive time and we are thrilled that GRACE’s community refrigerator will be open all summer long in addition to some of our regular summer programming.”   The Junior League of Summit and Thrift Shop has something for everyone – we welcome shoppers, volunteers, and donated clothes and items.  

The Junior League of Summit (JLS) 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. Since its inception, The JLS Thrift Shop has raised more than $3 million to benefit Summit and surrounding communities.

For more information about the Junior League of Summit, visit jlsummit.org or call 908-273-7349.

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