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JLG President Christon Halkiotis Featured in Guilford Woman Magazine

Christon Halkiotis, President of the Junior League of Greensboro (JLG), is featured in the latest issue of Guilford Woman magazine. Pick up the September issue in stores or read online.

Halkiotis is featured on the cover as well as in a six-page spread within the magazine where she proudly shares how the JLG is actively helping the aging community with our volunteer work and financial assistance. “The Junior League of Greensboro doesn’t shy away from important issues,” says Halkiotis. “Aging is something that affects all of us, even younger people who may be dealing with caregiver duties for an elderly parent or grandparent.” To address this need, the JLG has committed $28,500 and 55 volunteers to our community partners this year.

She also cites important JLG events, such as:

  • 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck event on Sunday, October 21
  • Little Black Dress Initiative in March
  • 9th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit in the spring

The article also features several photos of Randall Ariail, JLG member and Bargain Box manager, inside the store and highlights how the thrift store has helped fund nearly $3 million for our community programs since its inception. “We’ve started to rely more on social media to increase our following at the Bargain Box and show the community all the great, high-quality inventory we have for men, women, and children,” says Ariail.

Writer Melody B. Davis ends the article saying, “When you think of 200 women, with the same determination to help people as this year’s Junior League President, Christon Halkiotis, you can’t help but think of the groundwork the Junior League is laying now for generations to come.”

We couldn’t agree more!

Thank you Guilford Woman magazine for highlighting our League’s work, as well as our incredible members and leadership.

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Recycle for a Rebate

DressCode Fall Incentive 2018

During the month of September DressCode is implementing a pilot program to “Recycle for a Rebate” we will resell and donate proceeds to a charity of your choice, either Junior League of Greensboro, Women’s Resource Center or United Way.

Bring in 3 of your gently used better or designer items and we will offer you a discount 20-40% off your purchase of new fall merchandise.

*Does not apply to special orders.
*Ladies, we only wear 25% of what’s in our closet so go through and see what you can recycle for your favorite cause.

• What does not sell will be donated to the Bargain Box
• DressCode is on a mission to recycle as much clothing as possible, to benefit non-profits that need our support
• Every quarter there will be another campaign to incent you and help others.

Spread the word, we can all make a difference.

Summer Spritzer Series

If you are interested in joining the Junior League of Greensboro, one of these events is for you! Please join us for light food and refreshments as you mix and mingle with current members while learning more about the organization. The events take place 3 times and you can drop in whenever you are free.

Please be sure to RSVP to Holly Holbrook at hollyholbrookfinley@gmail.com (This allows us to print a name tag for you!)

We are accepting new member applications until Sept 1st and would love to meet any women interested in joining!

We look forward to seeing you there!!

2018 President’s Award Winner

At the 2018 Annual Meeting, the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. announced the recipient of the annual President’s Award winner as Randall Ariail.

The President’s Award is awarded to one active member for going above and beyond normal League voluntarism, either in her given placement or any other area of service within our League. Each year, the executive committee receives nominations and votes for one member to receive the award.

As with past Bargain Box Chairs, Randall has worked tirelessly in her position, spending countless hours in the store both during store hours and on evenings and weekends. She has handled all successes and setbacks with a smile. Her tenacious attitude is infectious, and she is hopeful in times of challenge.

Our Finance Vice President, Teresa Marie Russell, said, “Randall has such an amazing work ethic and always has the ‘big picture’ in mind. I’ve enjoyed working with her and have been continuously in awe of her commitment to the Bargain Box and the League. The only way she could give more is if hours were added to the day. “

When the Bargain Box Task Force was created last summer, Randall jumped right in, attending the meetings and working on the marketing subcommittee. Many would feel the pressure of adding one more responsibility to an already busy schedule, but Randall had no complaints about doing more.

Starting last summer when the League received a large donation of items from Schiffman’s to last month with a large donation from Buckhead Betties, Randall has nurtured relationships with local stores for new merchandise to sell in the Bargain Box—upholding a key element of our brand as the best high-quality thrift store in Greensboro.

Our sustainer president, Ashley Staton Scott, had this to say about Randall: “Randall’s heartfelt passion for the Bargain Box this year has been unparalleled!  She has left no stone unturned in her dedication to its success!”

2018 Kathleen Price Bryan Award Winner

At the 2018 Annual Meeting, the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. announced that the 22nd recipient of the annual Kathleen Price Bryan Award is Teresa Marie Russell.

Each year, the League recognizes a member who demonstrates tremendous dedication to both the Junior League of Greensboro and to the community at large. The award, first presented in 1985, is given in memory of and to honor Kathleen Price Bryan, founder of the Junior League of Greensboro in 1926. The recipient exemplifies the standards set by Bryan in the generous giving of herself to our community.

Teresa Marie Russell is an invested Greensboro community member, dedicated volunteer, and former middle school teacher. She is a devoted wife, mother, and friend.

Russell is a co-founder and board member of the Chris Westmoreland Annual Memorial Golf Tournament, raising funds for an endowment that provides scholarships to St. Pius X Work Camp participants.  The tournament is in memory of a lifetime member of St. Pius X who passed away in 2013 after a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer in his spinal cord. Russell has actively participated in raising over $30,000 for this organization.

Russell is also a valued member of the Guilford Battle Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), focused on promoting patriotism, learning and preserving American History, and contributing to the education and care of children.  She was the 2017 recipient of the chapter’s Outstanding Junior Award for her service to the organization. She has converted more than 100 years of chapter records from paper to digital, serves as a mentor to new members, and supports various chapter service committees.  

In addition to the NSDAR, Russell serves on the St. Pius X Hospitality Ministry, was the 2016-17 room parent coordinator at Holy Trinity Day School, and is the President of the local Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter.

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 90-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 25 years.