Junior League of Los Angeles Hosts 16th Annual Harvest Boutique on Sunday December 6th at JW Marriott at LA Live

-- Annual Fundraiser is Filled With Friendship, Shopping, and a Renewed Commitment to the Los Angeles Community --

The Junior League of Los Angeles (“JLLA”) is hosting the 16th annual Harvest Boutique shopping fundraiser on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the JW Marriott located at LA Live from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This year’s event will feature a fun-filled day of shopping with over 50 unique boutique vendors, a silent auction, and an opportunity drawing. In addition, the event will offer a delicious catered luncheon to honor the award recipients and a special celebration to recognize JLLA’s 90th anniversary.

Receiving this year’s Community Achievement Award are Luc and Stacia Robitaille for their incredible Echoes of Hope organization.  Founded in 2007, this Los Angeles based foundation strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of at-risk and emancipated foster youth by providing the resources, knowledge, skills, love and support they need to reach their full potential. In addition to their work with Echoes of Hope, the Robitaille’s are active members of the Los Angeles community and committed to their family. Luc, a former NHL hockey player and NHL Hall of Fame inductee, currently serves as the LA Kings President of Business Operations. Stacia, who has spent her life following her passions of art, music and helping those in need, currently balances her work with Echoes of Hope and pursuing her dream as an artist and author.

This year’s Spirit of Voluntarism Award honors Ellen Weitman for her years of service to the Junior League of Los Angeles and the community at large. Ellen, who joined JLLA in 1980, has held a number of leadership positions, including Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Community Director, SPAC Community Director, and Membership Director. Ellen continues to support the League through her numerous leadership roles as a Sustainer, including Sustaining Advisor, Sustaining Director, and Advisor to JLLA Past President Linda Small. Ellen credits the League with giving her the skills and confidence to achieve success in her professional life and affording her the courage to lead a multi-million dollar company. She compares serving in the League to getting a college-level education on how to make the world a better place. Outside of her League commitments, Ellen and her husband, Doug, have raised two sons and developed several successful businesses. JLLA is thankful for Ellen’s dedication of service and is delighted to honor her this year.

This year’s Harvest Boutique fundraiser promises to be a remarkable afternoon of shopping, friendship, and a renewed commitment to the League’s work in the Los Angeles community. The proceeds raised will provide financial support for JLLA’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through our focus areas of family literacy and foster youth.

Tickets to Harvest Boutique are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.jlla.org or by calling Rainey House at 323-957-4280. In addition to individual luncheon tickets, table sponsorship packages are also available. For more information on becoming a Host Committee member, please contact Stephanie Sutherland at harvestboutique@jlla.org.

The Junior League of Los Angeles is committed to empowering women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Now in its 90th year of service, JLLA provides volunteers and funding to local non-profit agencies for the benefit and enrichment of the Los Angeles community. Nearly 600 volunteers contribute more than 60,000 hours of volunteer work each year to important projects and programs. In addition to the volunteer services that members contribute, the JLLA has contributed millions of dollars to fund programs and agencies that improve the overall wellbeing of the Los Angeles community.

For additional information visit: http://www.JLLA.org.

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