Ella’s Closet had a crazy and exciting summer! We spent the $1K that we won from Youth For America to enlarge and remodeled the closet, as well as give Tandra a brand new private office! Her old office was transformed into a playroom where the children can safely play while their moms are shopping. Volunteers performed all the work of… installing sheetrock, plastering, painting, and organizing the closet! One excited mom commented, “The closet looks like a real store!” Check out the bigger and better Ella’s Closet on our Facebook page!
Workshops will continue through the month of September. Just remember we will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.
On Saturday, September 10, Ella’s Closet, The Lighthouse Café, and the other “Causes We Love” will be participating in the first annual FASHION4APURPOSE runway fashion show at Suri West in Wellington. The purpose of the evening is to raise awareness and money for each of CLOTHED4APURPOSE’s “The Causes We Love”, (A21, Place of Hope, St. Jude, Ella’s Closet, The Lighthouse Café, and the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund) while also bringing together the community, & supporting local businesses – all through a fun night of enjoying fashion! Each of “The Causes We Love” will have a booth at the entrance of the event where they may hand out promotional materials to bring awareness and educate the community about their charity.
One of the awesome parts of the FASHION4APURPOSE runway fashion show is that all of the looks revealed that evening will be available for purchase immediately following the show. Each vendor participating in the show will be contributing 10% of their sales from the evening to a “Philanthropic Pool” which will be divided equally amongst the causes. In addition, each ticket sale to the event will also generate a contribution to the “Philanthropic Pool”! Channel 29 news anchor, Roxanne Stein, will be emceeing the event. She is very happy to help raise awareness for the causes and support the mission of FASHION4APURPOSE. For more information on this exciting event, please check out the website at www.FASHION4APURPOSE.com.
We have now also entered the world of Twitter. A big thank you to our millennial intern Alyssa Pace for keeping our social media pages updated and ongoing. I’m sure some of you wondered how I was doing that. Not me for sure! So appreciative of Alyssa and her computer skills and talents to help with this project. She’s done a great job!
Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Instagram ( _ellascloset), Twitter, and our website www.EllasCloset.org for pictures of all of our activities.
There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world!