Joint Base Elmendorf – RichardsonCommunity
JBER SPOUSES’ CLUB
The JBER Spouses’ Club (JBERSC) organizes activities for spouses of active-duty and retired service members and Department of Defense civilians. The club also offers membership to active-duty, Alaska National Guard and Reserve spouses, and current or retired Department of Defense civilians or their spouses. During the club year (September through May), there are monthly functions planned as well as opportunities to become involved in classes and activities. Joining the JBERSC provides chances to make lasting friendships, get involved with the community and create wonderful memories. The club hosts an annual fundraiser, The Country Fair, every November. Proceeds from this event are given back to the community as scholarships, awards and donations. Military family members who are high school seniors and current college undergraduates may apply for the scholarships, and scholarships are available to military spouses as well. Donations are given to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson community, the Anchorage area and national military support organizations. For more information, check out www.jberspousesclub.com.
THE BARGAIN SHOP AND THRIFT SHOP
The Bargain Shop, 8515 Saville Ave., across the street from the People Center on the Elmendorf side, is one of two Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson neighborhood consignment thrift shops. It’s managed by the JBER Spouses Club and staffed by volunteers, and is open to active-duty and retired military members, their dependents and anyone who has access to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The shop’s profits are given to base organizations and military and civilian charities, and also fund academic scholarships for military dependent children and spouses. Donations, which are tax-deductible, are gratefully accepted during business hours. There’s also a donation drop-off room that is open 24/7 if no tax form is needed. For more information, call 907-753-6134 or visit http://jberspousesclub.com/bargainshop.
The Thrift Shop at 724 Quartermaster Road, Door #8 Post Office building on the Richardson side, is also managed by the JBER Spouses Club and staffed by volunteers. It is open to active-duty and retired military members, their dependents and anyone with access to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Shop profits are distributed to base organizations and military and civilian charities, and also fund academic scholarships for military dependent children and spouses. Donations, which are tax-deductible, are gratefully accepted during business hours, and those who don’t need a tax form can take advantage of the 24/7 donation drop-off room.
The Warrior Program provides service members and their families at the rank of E5 and below with $25 of household items and $25 of apparel per month.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month. Call 907-384-7000 or go to www.richardsonspousesclub.com/charitable for more information.