On August 29, 2015, Rosey Bear Boutique LLC co-hosted a dress drive to benefit Angel Gowns of WNY at our store in the village of Victor, NY. The event was organized by Little Helpers of Rochester.
It attracted the attention of the Democrat & Chronicle’s Missy Rosenberry, who wrote a wonderful article about the Rosey Bear Boutique story and shopping experience!
Read the article here: Rosey Bear Boutique Focuses on Fancy in Victor, NY
Missy spent the morning chatting with us about Rosey Bear Boutique and the community organizations involved in this event. Much of the time was spent watching all the generous friends and neighbors dropping off donations as well as the very entertaining fashion show put on by the children of Little Helpers of Rochester.
While gowns were being donated, members of Little Helpers, ages 2-12, dressed up in Rosey Bear Boutique outfits and danced, paraded and twirled around The Place, complete with tiaras and fancy fairy wands. The fashion parade was a hit, with the little ones completely stealing the show!
Friends and Family of Little Helpers stopped by throughout the morning to drop off their donations. Word spread locally through area businesses and churches, bringing in some locals who wanted to show their support.
Almost 30 gowns were collected for Angel Gowns of WNY to be re-made into baby gowns for those who don’t make it home from the hospital. The gowns are donated to various organizations to be given to parents for final photos, burial, etc. The gown transformations are done by many generous volunteers who give their time and talents to this organization.
Getting kids involved in their community at such an early age is a fantastic teaching tool. They learn to help and give selflessly in a world that is increasingly “Me” focused, especially for young people. There are Little Helpers chapters all over the country, so if you are interested in getting your kids involved, contact Little Helpers to see if they have a group near you. If not, you might consider starting one in your area!