Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, Holiday House, a shopping event presented by Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR), has postponed its 30th anniversary celebration from November 2020 to November 10-13, 2021 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
“The Junior League of Little Rock’s Holiday House will be postponed to 2021,” JLLR President Casey Rockwell said. “We were looking forward to another memorable year, however, with the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, this decision is the only responsible solution. The health and safety of our volunteers, vendors, guests, and the entire Little Rock community remains our highest priority.”
Holiday House is the largest holiday shopping event in Central Arkansas and hosts nearly 200 merchants, hundreds of JLLR volunteers, and more than 14,000 shoppers each year. Since 1990, Holiday House has collectively raised over $5 million for JLLR’s community service projects including Stuff the Bus, Nightingales, Kota Camp, Little Readers Rock, and Boosters & Big Rigs. The event generates a significant portion of all funding for JLLR’s community projects.
“For nearly a century, JLLR has served the community and will continue to do so during this difficult time,” Rockwell said.
In April, JLLR awarded Emergency Community Grants to various nonprofit organizations. In July, JLLR donated over 700 masks to the Office of Health Equity at the Arkansas Department of Health. Over this summer and in conjunction with Camp Aldersgate, Kota Camp volunteers packaged supplies mailing campers a “camp-in-a-box” and the Stuff the Bus project donated school supplies to over 3,500 students in the Little Rock School District.