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Junior League of Boca Raton Begins Collection Drive for New Pop-up Shop

The efforts will help benefit families in need.

A new initiative has been launched by the Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) to address an urgent need in the community. “The Essentials Closet” program aims to collect more than 1,000 essential items to create a unique experience for needy families. The innovative pop-up shop debuted at Place of Hope in Boca Raton in April.

At the Leighan and David Rinker Campus in Boca Raton, 45 families were allowed to select essential items from the Essentials Closet that met their specific needs. Place of Hope also facilitated the transportation of several families from their Palm Beach Gardens campus, Joann’s Cottage, a family-style maternity home for at-risk women.

Over the next year, the Essentials Closet is set to expand with the creation of more shopping opportunities. The Junior League of Boca Raton plans to collaborate with other nonprofit organizations to offer the same distinctive shopping experience to at-risk young people.

Members of JLBR will contribute over 35,000 volunteer hours and donate more than $250,000 throughout the year to support their mission of training volunteers, developing women’s potential, and enhancing the South Florida community through impact areas such as child welfare and nonprofit support.

To learn more about the JLBR, please contact the JLBR office at 561-620-2553 or visit www.JLBR.org. Connect on facebook.com/JuniorLeagueBocaRaton or twitter.com/JLBocaRaton.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.