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December 2nd, 2019

Why choose Uncommon Threads for your end of year donation?

Just ask our clients how they feel after a session at Uncommon Threads…

 “I feel like I belong in society.”

 “I feel strong and powerful.”

“I feel human again.”

What would you give to help a woman feel strong and powerful?

Please take a minute to learn about Karla, a courageous and hard-working woman who has been an Uncommon Threads client and is now a volunteer and advocate. Her story is a difficult one, but Karla’s strength and determination will inspire you.



It’s that time of the year when you are bombarded with donation requests and it is hard to decide where your money will make an impact. Uncommon Threads’ goal is to strengthen women. For when a woman feels strong and confident, she can move forward. Whether it’s pursuing employment or education, taking care of a family, or moving through struggles and challenges, self-esteem is key for making positive and lasting changes.

Please help us empower more women like Karla this year.

Uncommon Threads has recently doubled in size to accommodate more women and decrease the wait for an appointment. In 2020, we expect to serve over 1,200 low-income women with dignity and respect. But we cannot do this without your help! Your contribution also pays for important programs to give low-income women a “step up.”



Whether you can donate $10 or $1,000, every dollar counts!

Make a one-time donation or become a Style Angel and contribute monthly.

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”
― Mark Anthony, The Beautiful Truth

We hope you will take a minute to learn more about Uncommon Threads and how you can get involved. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see photos of our beautiful clients.

Thank you for your support. Join us on Thursday, December 5th, 12 pm – 7 pm to celebrate our shared success in strengthening women at our Grand Re-Opening Celebration. Click here for more details details and to RSVP.

Uncommon Threads is an important resource for social agencies in the area. We currently have over 250 social service partners making referrals to the program and we are honored to serve their clients.


Partner Agencies

Some of the agencies we serve:

Children’s Friends and Family Services
Family Services of the Merrimack Valley
Lazarus House
The YWCA Lawrence
Greater Lawrence Health Center
Psychological Center
Lawrence Community Works
Jeanne Geiger Center
St. Augustine’s Parish Andover
Veteran’s Services
Lowell Career Center
Elder Services
Commonwealth Land Trust
Bread and Roses
Northern Essex Community College

Advisory Board

Liz Sweeney – Executive Director, FSMV
Sabita Chopra
Eileen Dionisio
Gerry-Lynn Darcy
Amy Ferraro
Amy Finegold
Susan Howell
Ann Kazer
Janet Kraus
Jackie Lalime
Lysanne LaPierre
Jen Marin
Evelyn Martinez
Kim Monahan
Elizabeth Mullard
Nandi Munson


Uncommon Threads Staff

Susan Kanoff – Executive Director
Lysanne LaPierre – Assistant Director
Kathryn Ayala – Program Manager
Leslie Levenson – Inventory & Volunteer Manager
Kelly Tortolano – Uncommon Closet Store Manager
Meg Schultz – Office Manager

Thank you to Logan Seale Photography for their video services.