Many times, when women in crisis arrive at the Ann Elmore Transition House, they have little more than the clothes on their backs.
One of the obvious needs the ladies have is undergarments such as bras, new panties, sleepwear and robes.
Stevie Turley, owner of La Tee Da Lingerie Boutique is once again stepping up to help. The local business owner is appealing to the women of Campbell River and area to have a look in their dressers and closets to find any gently used undergarments and sleepwear which can be donated.
This year, Turley and her staff will be stepping up even more to help by holding a bra fit clinic for residents of both Ann Elmore and Rose Harbour Houses.
“When I had a discussion with staff at the Transition House this time last year, I was saddened to hear that they pretty much had no clothing, particularly undergarments, on the shelf to help their clients,” said Turley. “At La Tee Da Lingerie Boutique, we have always maintained that supporting women is our business, so it seemed natural to team up with the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society to do something to help the women who access their services.
“When we put the appeal out to the community last year, the response was overwhelming. We collected enough undergarments to fill 16 very large shopping bags. That response was heartwarming. And we are hoping to exceed that achievement this year. We also felt that simply collecting undergarments for women in need was not enough. We have been helping our customers find their perfect fitting bra for almost 10 years. Now it is time to help women in crisis with the same service. We are very excited to be offering the bra fit clinic for the first time this year.”
La Tee Da has been supporting the Ann Elmore Transition House for years with their gift wrapping by donation program.
If you have any suitable undergarments (something in a condition that you would give to a sister or a friend) that you no longer wear for whatever reason, drop them off to La Tee Da, 1042 Shoppers Row in downtown Campbell River. As a thank you for your donations, La Tee Da will give you a 15 per cent off coupon good on your next purchase before the end of September.