Uncommon Threads’ mission is to use clothes and image as the tools for boosting women’s self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth. Clients are referred by social service and health professionals who work with domestic violence survivors, disabled women, women in recovery, female veterans and low income women. Clients will receive a private styling session with one of our “volunteer stylists”, where they will learn their best styles and colors and get advice on how to dress to project a positive image. They will get up to four complete outfits suitable for their lifestyle. Our goal is for them to leave the boutique feeling empowered, nurtured, beautiful and confident. We have major plans for the future including self-esteem workshops and mentoring!
The organization is being launched in partnership with Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, an organization that nurtures and supports families.
Clothes are inside out and outside in. What we wear can have a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves and how others view us. My goal is to give struggling women a new look that will inspire self-confidence and boost self-esteem.
Founder, Susan Kanoff has dedicated over 20 years to helping low-income families move out of poverty. She has received numerous awards for her work, including The YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, NAHRO awards for program innovation and a Massachusetts state citation for her dedication to supporting families.
Uncommon Threads Advisory Board
Susan Kanoff, Executive Director|Founder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lysanne LaPierre, Assistant Director, email@example.com
Liz Sweeney, Executive Director Family Services of the Merrimack valley, LSweeney@fsmv.org
Sabita Chopra, Operations Director
Eileen Dionisio, Operations
Pamela Jacques, Fundraising
Ann Kazer, Fundraising
Laurie Liffman, Donation Coordinator
Terri Mauthe, Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth Mullard, Marketing
Susan Howell, Marketing
Sarah Starkweather, Events
Christina Berthelsen, Events
We are grateful to our partner, Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, for their support and for being our fiscal agent.