The Junior League of Houston Celebrates Beauty in the Community

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After Devastating Storm Hits Houston, The Annual Opening Style Show Hopes to Provide Fellowship & Make a Difference

September 2017

WHO: The Junior League of Houston, Inc., an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

TOOTSIES, Houston’s home for the foremost luxurious shopping experience.

Chair: Kristin Turnak, Tea Room Special Events Chairman

WHAT: In honor of the League’s beautiful relationships with the Houston community and among their members, the Junior League of Houston invites you to celebrate at the annual Opening Style Show, fittingly themed Style En Pointe: Beauty in Motion. In light of the damage Hurricane Harvey left behind in Houston, the League plans to showcase the beauty of the massive outpouring of support, labor and love in the community. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to the Junior League of Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will be distributed to organizations in their Community Program. With two show time options, the League hopes to unite guests in an effort to make an impact while also providing a little levity and fellowship in the wake of such devastation. Guests will enjoy a glamorous fall fashion preview presented by TOOTSIES’ Creative Director Fady Armanious, a delicious meal courtesy of the Junior League Tea Room and full bar service. One lucky lunch attendee will receive two tickets to Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. One dinner attendee will receive two tickets to the Junior League of Houston’s 70th Annual Charity Ball, a longstanding tradition and a source of funding for the Junior League’s community outreach and volunteer initiatives.  Guests will also have the chance to participate in a donation drive for toiletry and beauty items that will run through October 5 and be distributed to women affected in the League’s community agencies such as Houston Area Women’s Center, Star of Hope and more.

In addition to continually assessing the needs of their community organizations, the League will give out emergency grants for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The first of many grants to be awarded include $10,000 to AIDS Foundation in support of their clients where funds will be used to cover repairs to their housing program’s apartments and homes, to purchase food to restock the pantry and for emergency housing needs for current and new clients; $1,000 to Chinquapin Preparatory School in support for clean-up and restoration of their classrooms and campus; $5,000 to Casa de Esperanza de los Niños to provide assistance to families impacted by the hurricane with obtaining housing, basic needs and other services; $5,000 to The Center to support the clean-up and restoration of their facilities damaged by the hurricane; $10,000 to His Grace Foundation to provide shelter, automobile repair and basic needs assistance to families affected by the hurricane; $5,000 to the Houston Food Bank to support relief and recovery efforts of providing food and supplies in the short term; $1,000 to the Houston SPCA to support the rescue and recovery of animals – companion, horses and farm animals, exotic animals and wildlife – impacted by the hurricane; $7,500 to Mission of Yahweh to provide assistance with food, water, baby items and hygiene products for homeless women and children affected by the hurricane; and $4,500 to The Westview School to provide trauma-focused cognitive behavior theory to children with special needs who were affected by the hurricane. To donate to the Junior League of Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and help provide support to even more of their organizations visit

From addressing critical issues such as children’s health and education and abuse of women and children, to enhancing the community through cultural enrichment, The Junior League of Houston, Inc. continues to adapt to meet the evolving needs of its membership and the community. The League trains volunteers to be effective in the community well beyond their membership requirements. With 1,400 active members and over 3,000 sustainer members, the League encourages mentorship and development, cultivating a lifetime of civic service for thousands of women. Through the achievements of its members and generous donors, the League will contribute more than $2 million in volunteer time and direct financial support to 38 community projects and other volunteer initiatives in 2017 – 2018. The League is able to triple the value of each donation received by pairing it with trained volunteers.  For more information, please visit or call 713.622.4191.

WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

TICKET INFO: Tickets are $80, which includes lunch or dinner and full bar service.

RSVP: The Junior League Tea Room Front Office at 713.871.6673. Reservations will not be accepted by mail or voice mail.

WHEREJunior League Ballroom1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027

WHAT ELSE: Since 1925, the Junior League of Houston Tea Room has been the training ground for its volunteers to be educated in the discipline of service. In addition to serving as the location for member meetings and training, the Tea Room and Ballroom accommodate private events, provide lunch service and are filled daily with corporate and nonprofit breakfast meetings and luncheons. The support of the Tea Room patron members assists the League in its commitment to Building A Better Community.

TOOTSIES, Houston’s foremost luxurious shopping experience and place to find the best-kept secrets, is located at 2601 Westheimer at Kirby. One of the pioneers in specialty store retailing, TOOTSIES took Texas by storm more than 40 years ago and continues to do so today with an exclusive emporium of the most elite European and American designers, accessories and shoes. TOOTSIES is widely recognized as one of the finest and most elegant specialty stores in the country. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday from noon – 5pm. For more information, call 713-629-9990 or

Source: September 16, 2017, Media Alert * Calendar Alert