My Fashion Project: Reach Out to Boutiques!

Did you know that small boutiques and independently run stores often order too much inventory? Many of them already have plans in place to eliminate excess stock that doesn’t sell, but some may be willing to donate a piece or two to help your cause!

If you’re a regular shopper at a local boutique, you know how easy it is to get on a friendly basis with the staff members. Next time you drop by, consider asking a store manager what they do with extra stock that doesn’t sell. A lot of stores have these “backup plans” already, but as a smaller or independently run store, they typically have more flexibility. Explain to them what My Fashion Project is, and be sure to emphasize the charity you’ve chosen to benefit and why it’s such an important cause to you.

Reiterate that their clothing would be treated delicately and photographed beautifully by a team of expert professionals. Since the items would be new-with-tags, they would generate a higher selling price on your Fashion Project–so be sure to mention that a donation from their boutique would make an even larger impact!

As always, donating through Fashion Project generates a tax deduction, so remind your friends at the boutique that they’ll receive a tax receipt for the following year within 30 days of donating. It’s a three-way win: you get beautiful, new-with-tags items for sale in your Fashion Project. The boutique receives a tax write-off for their generosity. And your charity gets an even bigger check!

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Charity Spotlight: PackH2O

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It’s so easy to take our access to clean water for granted. Between brushing our teeth, taking long showers, rinsing off produce, washing our hands, doing the laundry, cleaning the dishes, it’s conservatively estimated that each family in the United States uses 300 gallons of water per day.

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My Fashion Project: Throw a Purse Party!

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Ready to get social? One of the easiest (and most fun) ways to grow your Fashion Project and gather some donations is to do it the good ol’ fashioned way: throw a party! Have your friends and neighbors over for an evening of fashion and philanthropy.

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Best of Boston: Spring 2015

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Welcome to Best of Boston, where our resident cool-girl Kate takes you on a virtual tour of her favorite Boston spots. This spring, she’s bringing us a solid selection of outdoor spaces for dining and drinking–don’t forget the SPF!

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My Fashion Project

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This month, we’re launching something that we’ve envisioned since, quite literally, day one. We’re giving you the opportunity to have a voice with Fashion Project–to create your own fundraising campaign and donate directly to the causes near and dear to your heart.

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