Today marks the kickoff of the Junior League of Birmingham’s sixteenth annual Shop Save & Share fundraiser, where from today until Sunday, October 31 patrons can shop at some of their favorite vendors around town – all for a good cause.


The 12-day event allows patrons to receive 20 percent off and exclusive offers at more than 230 participating businesses with the purchase of a Shop Save & Share card, and 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of cards benefit the Junior League’s 30 community projects improving the lives of Birmingham women and children.


“Shop Save & Share features premier retailers such as Kendra Scott, Anthropologie, and Swoozie’s, as well as locally-owned boutiques, fitness studios, and restaurants like The Lili Pad, Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market, Monograms Plus, and Taco Mama, among numerous others,” said the Junior League’s Ellen king. “There’s really something for everyone.”


The card only costs $40, but patrons’ dollars go a long way towards benefiting women and children in the area, King said. The cost of just one card purchase allows six third graders the opportunity to attend a field trip to the Botanical Gardens; a month’s worth of groceries to a senior in need; an entire outfit for a survivor of sexual assault who has given their clothes as evidence through the Crisis Center: Rape Response Advocate Program; over 200 meals via food boxes from the Mobile Food Pantry, and more.


And this year the Junior League is bringing back the Shop Save & Share kickoff party, taking place tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Summit in front of Kendra Scott. The first 50 shoppers with Shop Save & Share cards will receive a swag bag, and all shoppers can enjoy extended shopping hours with participating stores at The Summit. On Thursday, October 21, the Junior League has partnered with Ignite Cycle to offer a free cycling class to all cardholders, and on Friday, there will be a Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoors’ Homewood store.


“Shop Save and Share not only funds the Junior League of Birmingham’s community projects and mission, but also supports our local businesses,” King said. “It is an excellent time to knock out holiday shopping, make purchases for your home, or even buy a wedding dress!”


For a full list of vendors and to purchase a card, click here.