Relatively new Vintage Couture Stylist, Cricket Martin, discovers something wonderful in selling VC clothing with the success and opportunity it gave her to reach out and give to the community.
Read her story about how she, with the help of her Vintage Couture customers, was able to raise money and donate brand new VC clothing to 49 homeless children in North Texas.
The Vision: I joined Vintage Couture in late April and launched my first Trunk Show in mid-May. From that day and every day since, I have been absolutely amazed at the positive response I received to such a gorgeous line of clothing! At month's end, I felt an overwhelming desire to give back some of my "first fruits" from such an outstanding first month. I feel as though God led me directly to The Samaritan Inn. I felt strongly that working together, we could obtain monetary donations to clothe forty-nine children currently housed at Samaritan Inn of McKinney, the largest homeless housing & training center in Collin County.
The Task: Through email and Facebook, I got word out to my new Vintage Couture customers that there are 49 children at The Samaritan Inn of Collin County who are in need of new clothing. Few, if any, have ever had something new to wear! Why not bless them with the best line of clothing offered---Vintage Couture! Friends, family, and customers put their funds together and raised almost $600 before week's end!
The Results: On June 27, I walked in the doors of The Samaritan Inn for the first time and quickly affirmed that THIS was exactly where the shorts, shirts, tops, dresses, and baby rompers were needed most! What a blessing to hand over 36 Vintage Couture items of brand, new, high quality clothing to twenty-one waiting children, ages 7 months to 17 years! Thank you to everyone who was a part of making this vision a reality! You have given many at The Samaritan Inn a "Christmas" in June!
Our Stylists and customers are truly powerful and amazing people. Thank you, Cricket, for sharing the VC love with The Samaritan Inn and giving the children who call it home a priceless gift and memory.
The Samaritan Inn has offered housing and help to the homeless for 25 years. Their mission is described as “a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people regain their dignity and independence". Last year, over 72% of the residents left the program with an income and a home to go to.
For more information like this and more, visit www.thesamaritaninn.org
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