Ana had one pair of shoes. They were a size too big and her feet were covered in blisters. The beat-up shoes were symbolic of Ana’s life for she had been beaten every day during her 15-year marriage and pulled around the house by her hair.
She got the courage to flee with her two young children and is now in hiding. Ana’s social worker referred her to Uncommon Threads as she was in dire need of clothes. She had two outfits that she wore over and over again and of course the one pair of ill-fitting shoes.
At her styling session, Ana received several new outfits, lots of hugs and a brand new pair of shoes. When she put the new shoes on, she cried and told us that she had forgotten what comfortable shoes felt like. She managed a smile through the tears, and put her old shoes in the trash.
Because of Uncommon Threads, Ana says, “I feel better about myself, I can handle day to day life and am stronger for my children. I have hope!”
Uncommon Threads Advisory Board Members
Susan Kanoff, Founder & ED
Lysanne LaPierre, Asst. Dir.
Liz Sweeney, CEO FSMV
Happy Birthday to Uncommon Threads!
Because of your support, we are celebrating our one-year anniversary!
Now we needyour support to help us empowereven more women!
Come inside the boutique to hear from some of our clients.
“They gave me my dignity back. I feel human again.” – Lisa, client
We need your support to grow the program. Our goal is to serve over 400 women in the upcoming year and expand services through our new Women’s Empowerment Center, which provides an array of self-esteem focused groups and workshops designed to boost self-confidence and break the cycle of isolation that many struggling women feel.
“This was very helpful for my self-esteem. I am prepared for the world, interviews and my volunteer job.” – Maribel, client
In honor of our birthday and for the holidays, 65-year old New York watchmaker Armitron, is teaming up with Uncommon Threads to launch a special edition watch to support and help empower women in need. A limited number of watches will be available for purchase exclusively on Armitron.com
Anyone donating $1000 or more will be gifted an Uncommon Threads Armitron Watch!
See one of the watches at the Birthday Party Pop-Up Shop or order one now for friends and family to support women in need.
Magic happens every day at Uncommon Threads, “not your average clothing program”. In just one short year, we’ve empowered over 200 low-income women including domestic violence survivors, female veterans, women in recovery, cancer patients, and disabled women. Thank you for your support!
“It brought out a side of me that had been lost for years. The joy of caring and happiness.” – Debbie, client
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