Hello Everyone! We wanted to hop on here and give an update as we recently hit our one year anniversary!!
In 2021 Olive & Grace hosted 4 prom shops, (2 at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA and 2 open to all area high schools on Main Street, Bethlehem) as well as 5 pop up shops (South Mountain Middle School, Creative Tile Allentown, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Raub Middle School, and Lynfield Community Center).
In the fall we had a space donated by Relevant Allentown to store our items when we are not out at pop ups and have a dedicated space to sort and organize inventory.
In January of this year we launched mens and now provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene products for both girls and guys throughout the Lehigh Valley. We've partnered with Moravian University, DeSales University, and Kutztown University to collect donations, as well as various businesses throughout the valley. We've expanded our focus from just middle and high school and now provide items from baby all the way through adulthood!
We have so many pop ups scheduled for this year but we still need your help! We recently applied for our 501c3 tax-exemption which will allow us to write grants and accept larger donations and sponsorships but in the meantime we still have so many administrative costs that our team is covering out of their own pockets!
Thank you in advance for helping in whatever amount you can, every dollar helps us create a better future for those around us one outfit at a time.
-The Olive & Grace Team
Olive & Grace is a grassroots project in the Lehigh Valley that seeks to serve the needs of girls in 6th-12th grade by providing them with a boutique shopping experience to “shop” for clothing and hygiene needs. The shop provides all products for free to the girls through donations of new hygiene products and new and gently used clothing and shoe donations.
We currently need to build our base inventory so we can begin to serve the community through pop up events. We hope to eventually fundraise enough monetarily to establish a permanent space.