The Sharing Shelf hosts its Teen Boutique twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring. The event is a free, one-day shopping boutique for girls ages 13-19, from families in financial need organized in partnership with community groups such as the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound, the Junior League of Central Westchester and the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle.
Teen girls are invited to attend Teen Boutique by social service agencies, schools, food pantries and community groups. Each girl receives a certificate upon arrival and is empowered to choose and take home a week’s worth of clothing from thousands of donated clothing items, as well as shoes and accessories. Everything offered is screened before the event for quality and all items are new or gently worn and age appropriate.
We have hosted 15 events since our first event in November 2012 and served over 2,750 teen girls from throughout Westchester and distributing nearly 70,000 items.
Teen Boutique Re-Imagined
Teen Boutique Re-Imagined re-designs our Teen Boutique, bringing clothing choice back to the teens. Imagine Stitch-Fix meets Teen Boutique. We are partnering with 3 community organizations to offer small-scale events in May and June and creating a shopping link allowing the girls to tell us their sizes and style preferences. Volunteers will then customize a style kit for each girl. The girls will have a chance to try on the selections in a limited group setting and exchange with inventory that will be on site. The special link will available to all nonprofits and schools for all any teen girls you serve beginning April 1, 2021. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful to the Junior League for Central Westchester for their partnership on this event.
We need your help and are seeking a sponsor to underwrite this initiative.