CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS FOR ROSE BROOKS CENTER
So what’s happening? Our 14th annual “Flipping Favorites” clothing benefit to combat domestic violence – a benefit for Rose Brooks Center
And what do we need? Donations of clean, gently used and new women’s clothing
When? Starts Friday, April 12 when we start accepting clothing donations at World’s Window.
Ends Thursday, May 9 with a grand finale “Fabulous Flipping Favorites” shopping party – and it’s a great party with $10 shopping bargains, drawings, 20% off savings, festive foods and drinks
Who can help? YOU by telling our story to all your friends, in your church, with your book group - to anyone! Tell everyone to clean out their closets!
When the word gets out far and wide – donations come in = more clothing for Rose Brooks, more money raised, more awareness of domestic violence.
But who can donate? Anyone with clean, gently used and new women’s clothing to give away
Where do I donate and Where’s the party? World’s Window in Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri
Why? To raise funds and re-stock clothing supplies for Rose Brooks Center, our local domestic violence shelter
Here's our "shout out" in video - for this year's clothing drive and re-living last year's party:
Friday, April 12, marks the kick-off of our 14th annual “Flipping Favorites” clothing drive for Rose Brooks Center, the largest domestic violence program in Kansas City providing emergency shelter to women and children escaping life threatening abuse. Once they are safe, these families receive the tools and resources they need to begin rebuilding their life – a life built on respect, love and compassion. Rose Brooks provides over 57,000 safe nights annually, and now also provides safe shelter for a limited number of pets of the women and children needing to escape violence.
Donors are invited to bring new or gently worn women’s clothing, clean and on hangers. As the clothing is helping women start lives anew, only clothing that will enhance these new beginnings is acceptable. The donated clothing will help raise funds for the shelter and stock “Rosie’s Closet” at the shelter where women can choose a new wardrobe. Over the past years we have gathered thousands of items and have raised over $39,000 through our fun-packed evenings of $10-per-hanger clothes-swapping and socializing.
After a month of gathering donations, World’s Window invites the community to attend its “Fabulous Flipping Favorites” party and shopping event on Thursday, May 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. to support Rose Brooks Center. It will be an evening of fun and fashion with $10 clothing bargains, 20 percent discounts throughout World’s Window, festive food, and libations.
All items not sold the night of the party are then donated to Rose Brooks Center – over 8,000 items over the years. The staff at Rose Brooks tells us that the donations coming from our customers are the best quality and style they receive each year, and they add that plus-sized clothing is particularly needed as they receive fewer donations in those sizes.
The public can participate in “Flipping Favorites” in the following ways:
1) Bring one or more excellent quality new or gently worn item(s) to World’s Window between Friday, April 12 and Monday, May 6, and receive a “Golden Ticket” for free entry to the VIP 5:00 - 6:00 first hour of the shopping event on Thursday, May 9.
2) No clothes to donate so no Golden Ticket? Admission is $10 to the VIP 5-6:00 early shopping hour of the Flipping Favorites event on May 9 and all proceeds benefit Rose Brooks Center.
3) At the Flipping Favorites party at World’s Window on Thursday, May 9, shop hundreds of new and very gently used items for only $10 each. VIP ticketed shopping from 5 to 6; shopping is open and free to the public from 6 - 8. 100% of proceeds benefit Rose Brooks Center.
4) Shop regular merchandise at World’s Window on Thursday, May 9 throughout the evening at a 20% discount. Ten percent of those sales will also be donated to Rose Brooks Center.