‘Britches and Bows’ sale to help hospital auxiliary

Published 2:49 pm Saturday, May 28, 2016

A traveling boutique will visit the Queen City next week to offer up fresh styles while benefiting the hospital’s auxiliary.

Britches and Bows will be holding a “Love These Clothes” event on June 1 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and June 2 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

“We’re coming in and creating a boutique inside of a hospital,” said business owner Jennifer Clark. “The clothes cover a variety age ranges [and] sizes. Really, there’s something for everybody.”

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The traveling boutique has been in operation since 2007 and has set up shop in hospitals all over the state. However, this will be its first time in Selma.

“I’m excited. We do really well in small communities because sometimes there’s a limited amount of shopping to do in those communities,” Clark said. “It’s an opportunity for us to bring in something that’s unique and different.”

The boutique will have an abundance of stock of sizes and styles for women, boys and girls. Handbags, jewelry and baby gifts are also available.

Twenty percent of each sale will go toward the hospital’s auxiliary.

Kay Davidson, Vaughan Regional senior administration assistant and volunteer services director, said the money from the sale will be used toward funding the auxiliary’s annual scholarships. Each year, the auxiliary awards multiple scholarships to students who are pursing a degree in the healthcare field.

“It’s a wonderful way for us to partner together because it’s a win-win for everybody,” Clark said.

The boutique will have the benefit of reaching out to a new customer base and the hospital will benefit from an easy, no hassle fundraiser.

“They don’t have to put the money to invest to buy things to turn around and sell. We just bring those items and give them a percentage of the items that are sold,” Clark said.

Davidson said it is important for the auxiliary to partner with other organizations for fundraisers on occasion to help fund projects for the hospital.

For last year’s project, the auxiliary created a mom’s lounge for employees who are also new mothers. The space was created so the mothers could pump milk in a private and comfortable area.

This year the auxiliary is working on matting and framing photographs to display in the radiology department.

“Come check it out,” Clark said. “I would love for folks to see what we have.”