It's that time of year again. As the weather gets cooler, perhaps with some frost on the ground, we start pulling out sweaters and jackets and coats to keep us warm throughout the winter. At Rose Brooks Center, the women and children that arrive for shelter from domestic violence often come without coats and many times without any additional clothing besides what they are wearing.
This week a sewing machine has been humming in the middle of World’s Window, the eclectic world folk art and clothing boutique in Brookside. During pauses in regular retail “busy-ness,” staff have perched at a table to cut quilt squares. Customers stop by to ask about the project at hand and share their own stories of making, collecting or receiving gifts of quilts.
Over 850 nearly-new and gently worn garments hang in size-runs, ready for this Thursday's "Fabulous Flipping Favorites" clothing drive for Rose Brooks Center, Kansas City's largest domestic violence agency.
Our 8th annual spring fund-raiser on Thursday, April 18 from 6 - 8 pm (hopefully outside in front of our store) will provide needed clothing and funds for the women at Rose Brooks. We'll hold the sale, rain or shine!
Now is the time to clean your closets and donate for our 8th annual Flipping Favorites clothing drive for Rose Brooks Center, Kansas City's largest domestic violence agency. Many of you already know the routine:
This Saturday Yes, right in our store. Our own Arlene Williams, who is a licensed massage therapist will have her massage chair tucked into a corner of our back room to treat you to a mini-massage of 5 or 10 minutes. Maybe a hand massage. Perhaps a neck and back massage. This will no doubt be the BEST $5 or $10 you will spend on yourself all holiday season! This Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 10 when we open. These little treat appointments will be first-come-first-served, so come early to get your name on her list.
Acknowledging Domestic Violence Awareness Month
and Celebrating Fair Trade Month
Thursday, October 18th from 5-7 pm
Join us for a night of creativity & shopping for a cause. This year we're combining our annual coat drive for Rose Brooks with the benefit sale of our fair trade, block-printed bags from India and mixing in a hands-on block-printing project for you to create your own customer decorated gift box or greeting cards.
A fun little 4-day sale. Just short and sweet. Della and I have moved through the clothing racks tagging lots and lots of fashions with a special tag letting you know it's eligible for a 50% discount when matched with a full-priced item of equal or greater value. So, buy a top full-priced at $95, get a pair of "tagged" $80 pants at 50% off. Buy a wonderful necklace at $68, choose a "tagged" $55 top at 50% off. So easy (and we'll help you too!)
Thrifty shoppers who attended the 7th Annual World's Window clothing drive for Rose Brooks Center were invited to "walk" the red carpet, pose with Elvis, toast with champagne and groove to easy music. Shoppers found a wealth of $10-per-item bargains on the many, many racks of gently-used and new clothing bargains at $10 each and enjoyed the party of glitz and glamour.