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“Shop Your Girlfriends’ Closets” at World’s Window Helps Clean Closets, Build Thrifty Wardrobes, and Raise Much-Needed Funds for Rose Brooks

Changing spaces? Changing sizes? Made some buying mistakes? A perpetual bargain hunter? Closets stuffed full? For the sixth year, World’s Window in Brookside is inviting customers to bring in clean, gently used clothing previously purchased at their store or other gently used business casual attire. It’s all part of their 27th Anniversary celebration to renew closets and help renew lives at Rose Brooks. Clothing donations will be accepted at World’s Window from Saturday, April 16 through Monday, May 2.

Customers are also invited to actually shop the donated clothing racks at the “Shop Your Girlfriends’ Closets” party on Thursday, May 5th from 5 - 8 pm. While there is always a need for women’s clothing, Rose Brooks can use money donations more than the clothing. So customers will again get to shop the timeless, excellent-quality donated items at $10 each with all proceeds going to Rose Brooks. World’s Window owner Jan Buerge laughs, “It will be like digging in your girlfriends’ closets!” Held on Cinco de Mayo this year, the party will include the re-appearance of their 13 foot tall Frida Kahlo puppet, drawings for prizes and festive food and drink.

Buerge is delighted to partner again with Rose Brooks as the recipient of the clothing donations because of their mission to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse. “This project is a perfect fit for our store, our 27th Anniversary and our customers. At World’s Window our mission is to celebrate the creativity of the human mind, spirit and experience and our customers love the idea of helping others. It’s an added bonus that they get some credit towards something new and exciting for Spring.”

Tower Dry Cleaners in Brookside has again agreed to donate cleaning for any items needing extra attention. “We want to make sure all items donated are absolutely ready to find a second home with a woman making a new start,” says Buerge. “In the past 5 years our customers have donated over 2000 wonderful clothing items and Tower Dry Cleaners has been just great in cleaning and pressing over 340 items. We are lucky to have a Brookside neighborhood cleaner willing to join us for this project.”

In exchange for the clothing donations, World’s Window customers will receive 20% discounts towards new purchases. There's no limit to the number of items a customer can donate. The more you bring, the more discount stars you receive and the more you save!

Buerge’s challenge to women? “It’s time to clean out those closets! Now's the time to bring in your clothing donations - clean & on hangars. Then join us on Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5th for our “Shop Your Girlfriends’ Closets” Party. We’ll have the clothing ready! Bring your girlfriends to shop. Our sisters at Rose Brooks will benefit!”

Additional details about the clothing exchange are available at World’s Window, 332 W. 63rd Street in Brookside, just east of Wornall Road, or by calling 816-361-2500.