By 8:00 on Thursday evening, May 9, we were exhausted but celebrating and smiling broadly. We had just finished our 14th annual Fabulous Flipping Favorites clothing buying party and raised over $6,300 in 3 hours for our “sisters” starting a new life away from domestic violence. The following day we also sent over 1,000 clothing items on rolling racks plus many boxes of carefully folded clothes to Rose Brooks Center.
Take A Stand against domestic violence by sharing warmth with women and children in shelter at Rose Brooks Center
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. For many, home is a place of love, warmth and comfort. But for millions of women and children, home is any but that. Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.
A giant shout-out to all who attended and helped raise over $6,000 for Rose Brooks Center at our Fab 50's Flipping Favorites shopping benefit. YOU are awesome! You make this event possible - your donations AND your shopping. It was 50's fab all around - we loved dressing up, your wore your sock-hop socks, you ate pigs-in-a-blanket. You shopped and shopped.
It's almost party time! Do you have your Golden Ticket for admission to our first hour of frenzied shopping hundreds of $10 clothing items? If not, bring in some of your own clothes to donate and we'll hand you your ticket along with a fun pair of socks for you to wear at our Fabulous 50's Sock Hop shopping benefit for Rose Brooks Center. (wearing those socks makes you eligible for a special drawing, too!)
So what’s happening? Our 13th 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? Starting Friday, April 13 and ending Thursday, May 10 with a grand finale “Fab Flipping Favorites” 50’s Sock Hop-themed shopping party – and it’s a great party – check out our video of past parties:
OK, weather, we get it. It's Fall! Time to start pulling out sweaters and jackets and coats. Some will fit, some will not. Some are too long, too warm (ladies of a certain age!), too puffy, too lightweight. Some you are tired of and are ready for new ones. Those are the ones we want!