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!