Clothing Boutique : San Antonio Threads
Organized by: Cathy Hamilton
Since opening January 28th, 2016 over 250 at risk teens have shopped for NEW clothing & accessories for FREE!
July 24, 2016
I am raising funds to open a boutique to provide NEW clothing for at risk teens in foster care. Currently teens in foster care have little to no access to new clothing, shoes, etc. The teens sift through donated used clothing for their everyday & seasonal needs. This store would be operated by volunteers, & by appointment only for the teens. Each teen would have a personal shopping exp. & be able to choose 4 articles of clothing, a pair of shoes, acc. & a backpack. This fundraiser would pay for rent, utilities, fixtures, & hangers. We have several clothing companies that will donate the NEW clothing, we just need a building /space to get started! Providing teen girls in foster care with NEW clothing is not just about clothing. It's about improving self-esteem, empowerment, hope, & showing the girls they matter. I have served as a CASA Volunteer for 5 years, & it's time we provided MORE to our teens in foster care. These girls need new clothes to apply for jobs, go to school, a dance or prom & feel good about themselves. We would also provide resources for the teens, PAL info, summer activities, journals & art kits.