Interview: Clothes for a Cause

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – An Eau Claire boutique and a non-profit are joining forces with Clothes for a Cause.

News Release: New for 2024, Shine On Boutique has put a Give Back process in place for Nonprofits, and Fierce Freedom has been selected to launch “Clothes for a Cause” throughout the month of March.

“We couldn’t pass up this opportunity,” said Joyce Orth, Fierce Freedom’s community engagement specialist. “Ten years ago, I met Fierce Freedom when I held a birthday for a cause event to celebrate my (March 1) 55th birthday. My goal was to raise $550 for the nonprofit and, with the help of my friends, Sandy Wagener, Sandy’s Clothing & Art, hosted the event, and many of the shops in Banbury building 13 came on board giving a percentage of sales that day. About $1200 was raised! Now, 10 years later, fashion brings us together again to raise funds to support Fierce Freedom’s work to end the cycle of human trafficking and exploitation.”

Enlisting the help of friends in the New York fashion industry, designer gowns and cocktail dresses are on their way and will be available for purchase in addition to lots of gently used upscale items from local friends!

“I’m excited to collaborate with Fierce Freedom to launch Clothes for a Cause. I’ve been inspired by their impactful work ever since I was first introduced to them during my time in the nonprofit sector. Their dedication to educating and empowering the community plays a crucial role in combating human trafficking.” Boutique owner, Kayla Midthun.

In addition to regular shopping hours, Shine On will host a mocktail sipping event on March 3, 6:00-7:30 pm to kick-off Clothes for a Cause.

Clothes for a Cause will run throughout March. Event dates and shopping hours are available on the Facebook Event page: https://bit.ly/Clothes4CauseFF

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