Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Women’s Philanthropy Holds Clothing Drive for Camp Pendleton Families

The Boutique

On May 20, 2012, the Jewish Federation of San Diego County Women’s Philanthropy held a clothing drive called “Share Your Style Boutique” for families of Camp Pendleton. The boutique had nearly three thousand articles of clothing donated to more than 150 military families.
“We have been thrilled at the outpouring of support for this wonderful project,” said Olivia Okovita, co-chair of the boutique. “We have collected clothing for the last six months, and the generous response of people throughout our community has been tremendous.”

“We are honored to be able to support our local service men and women, and their families, as they have sacrificed so much for us,” added Amy Morris, Okovita’s co-chair. “Donating clothing or time for this project is a joy for all of us.”

The Volunteers and Organizers 
One of the visitors to the boutique remarked, “I can’t believe how wonderful these people are.  My husband has been in Afghanistan for months, and money is very tight for us.  Thanks to their boutique, I was able to get clothing for my children which they needed very badly.”

Twenty-five volunteers – including children and husbands of Women’s Philanthropy board members as well as interested members of the San Diego Jewish community set up the “boutique” in the Camp’s Abby Reinke Community Center, which was visited by more than 150 families. The project was held in partnership with the Jewish Family Service’s Hand Up Food Pantry. Boyer Moving and Storage generously donated a moving van and dedicated labor for the entire day.


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