josette ugg boots Threads for Teens finds new home
Threads for Teens, founded by Windsor resident Allyson Ahlstrom, helps disenfranchised girls build confidence and self esteem through clothing, support and education. Ahlstrom said the new store would help raise awareness of the organization and provide more space for clients to browse.
“On The Green is an excellent location and allows the community members walking around or eating to see what Threads is all about and find out more,” she said. “I want it to be more community orientated and I’d love for the community to be more involved.”
She said a retail storefront also allowed for more space to display clothes that would make for a better client shopping experience. “There will be racks on the walls to utilize the space better, it will be decorated and have more of a theme,” she said.
Ahlstrom, who is a junior at Cardinal Newman High School, said establishing the storefront was an important step in building the future of the organization. She said she’d like to replicate the program nation wide and find a new crop of young women to take over the Windsor store. “I’d like to find a freshman and train her all next year, or maybe two girls, to facilitate appointments and when they are Juniors they can take over for two years,” she said.
The charity usually provides clients with new clothes donated by national manufacturers or retailers such as Tommy Hilfiger,
Miss Me, American Eagle Outfitters, and Ugg Australia. Since opening in 2010, the organization has collected over $100,000 worth of clothing donations and $40,000 in cash donations.
However, the one exception to the new only rule is for Prom dresses where Threads accepts gently used formal wear. Threads is partnering with Santa Rosa based Prom Closet to accept dresses on March 31.
At the Formal Fantasy event on March 31st at the new Threads for Teens storefront located at 620 McClelland Road, people will have the ability to drop the dress off and receive several incentives for participating.
Organizers said donations of hair, nail, and tanning salons gift certificates to provide to girls who receive a prom dress are also helpful. Sponsorship of a prom dress is available for fifty dollars, which covers the cost to purchase one prom dress.
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