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 distributed nearly 70,000 items.
Teen Boutique Re-Imagined
Teen Boutique Re-Imagined re-designs our Teen Boutique, bringing clothing choice to teen girls while respecting safety concerns due to the Covid pandemic. Imagine Stitch-Fix meets Teen Boutique. We partner with community organizations to offer small-scale events and created a shopping link allowing the girls to tell us their sizes and style preferences. Volunteers then customize a style kit for each girl. The girls have a chance to try on their style kit in a small group setting and, if they want, exchange with clothing we have provided.
We are grateful to the Junior League of Central Westchester and the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound for their partnership on this event.