Rebuild Juanita's Ferguson Boutique

$23,153 of $20k goal

Raised by 699 people in 21 months
Juanita Morris   FLORISSANT, MO


Click here to see our CNN interview with Anderson Cooper.

Hello everyone, I’m Juanita Morris, owner and operator of Fashions R Boutique, located at 9844 W. Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Missouri.

Fashions R was the largest women’s boutique in the St. Louis area. We offered the latest fashions in handbags, accessories, dresses, shoes, hats, and so much more.

After 28 years in business, my shop was burned down on the night of Monday, November 24th during the Ferguson unrest. The fire resulted in a total loss of the building and all of its contents.

However, I am not discouraged by these events. My spirits remain very high. No lives were lost and no one was injured in the fire, which was a great blessing.

Fashion has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I have worked very hard over the years to make my boutique successful. Right now I am working hard contacting customers, handling paperwork, and trying to rebuild my business.

The process of rebuilding will be long and difficult, but we will continue to serve Ferguson, Dellwood, and the surrounding community.

May God bless everyone for their kind words, prayers, and donations!

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JuanitasFashionsRBoutique?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JuanitaFashions

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Update 5
21 months ago
With sincere appreciation, I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. It's nice to know that there are people out there like you. All of your support and well wishes has truly made a difference in my life.

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Update 4
21 months ago
Once again, I cannot express how much everyone's support means to me and my family. I now know how much I have underestimated how many good hearts and souls are out there!

UPDATE: We're still working hard catching up with customers, taking calls, and preparing to rebuild!

In the meantime, we are working on refilling our inventories to open an online store... Hopefully we will have it running by the end of the week!

Follow us on Twitter for more updates: @JuanitaFashions

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
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Update 3
21 months ago
THANK YOU ALL for your generosity and support! I am so humbled and moved that so many people are kind and loving enough to give to a complete stranger like me.

THERE IS STILL LOVE IN THE WORLD!
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Update 2
21 months ago
A HUGE thank you to Natalie from Natalie's Cakes And More http://www.gofundme.com/nataliescakesnmore!

I am overwhelmed by the love and support!!!
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Jeniece Andrews
21 months ago

Hello Junita. My name is Jeniece. I am a business owner of Hidden Treasures in Ferguson, Mo. I am so sorry to her that your place was totally destroyed. Your place was a landmark and a sense of pride for our community. I shopped in your store and have met you before I was a business owner. I just want to say admired and celebrate you as woman business owner. Your strength is encouraging. Be strong. I pray God bless you with double and better. Go get your blessing!

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Lisa Reed
21 months ago

May God continue to bless you ms. Juanita. There's this homless ex radio announcer that has a go fund that could use some help. My email lisareed900@gmail.com thanks

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Elizabeth Jenkins
21 months ago

I just had to come in and say "yippee" and "wahoo" - I am so thrilled for your business and that you met your goal!

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Karen Rocher
21 months ago

Sending you my best wishes for a wonderful future.

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Patricia Wang
21 months ago

My heart goes out to you-- I also own a small fashion business and when I heard what happened, I immediately thought that it could happen to anyone. I know you will come out of this stronger. Best wishes for more success than you have ever known before.

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Timothy Allerton
21 months ago

I have fundraiser on her for a mother of 7 in nerd of help for christmas but teally she is about ro be put into the stteets with no where to go she is disabled she really needs help could someone please tell me how to help her raise money she please and thank youposted

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Denise Michaels
21 months ago

Lovely Juanita is less than $100 from reaching her goal - would you like to be the donor who helps put her over the top?

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Tara Calhoun
21 months ago

People have given where their hearts were touched. So grateful for the joyous givers of all of the Ferguson need funds. May God be with you all.

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Jennifer Harper
21 months ago

Amen. Why is it human nature to seek, associate and over give to the most popular causes and not the ones with the most need?

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Denise Greene
21 months ago

Hopefully natalie the cake lady will repair her broken window and then share her sudden wealth with the rest of the business owners who suffered the greatest loses.

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Candy Mausser
21 months ago

Hugs Juanita!

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Edie Magoun
21 months ago

You and Bertha both looked so lovely when you were on CNN. I loved what both of you were wearing. You are needed. I for one am looking forward to your online store.

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Kletter Lynn
21 months ago

Angela Flanders, I have never heard that before. It is beautiful! And perfectly fitting.

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Angela Flanders
21 months ago

Out of these ashes, beauty WILL rise!! And we will dance among the ruins, we will see Him with our own eyes. I can almost feel the hand of God reaching for my face - To wipe the tears away, and say, "It's time to make everything new." "Make it all new!!" This is our hope. This is the promise.

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Natalie Lcdubose
21 months ago

Thank you love. XOXO N.

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Steve Coombs
21 months ago

Natalies cakes recommended you...also kathys bbq, stl cordless

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Luxuryiam Jo
21 months ago

Keep pushing !!

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Therese Brady
21 months ago

Pulling for you Juanita! As Robbie said ~ It's not much but it is sent with love! God Bless!

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Diesha Elliott
21 months ago

Good Luck. I hope you achieve all your goals.

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Edie Magoun
21 months ago

I'm so excited Natalie linked to you. I knew it would help if she did! God Bless both of you!

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$23,153 of $20k goal

Raised by 699 people in 21 months
Created November 25, 2014
MH
$25
Monica Hardy
16 months ago
$25
Anonymous
17 months ago
$100
Anonymous
17 months ago
LF
$100
Linda Fisher
17 months ago
$100
EcoTech Environmental Services
19 months ago

Dear Juanita, I wish you the best of luck to getting your business up and going again. Small businesses such yours are the economic engines of our communities and the lifeblood of our society. I challenge others to match my donation! Don Francis, EcoTech

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JW
$25
Joyce Webb
19 months ago

So sorry for your Loss ans the loss to the community. .Hurry back

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GP
$100
Glenda Preston
19 months ago

Juanita, I'm so sorry about the loss of your business. I pray that you are able to rebuild and that it can be better than ever before! Take care, Glenda

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WG
$25
William Gilbert
19 months ago
GH
$10
Georgene Hall
19 months ago
DR
$100
David Ready
19 months ago
Jeniece Andrews
21 months ago

Hello Junita. My name is Jeniece. I am a business owner of Hidden Treasures in Ferguson, Mo. I am so sorry to her that your place was totally destroyed. Your place was a landmark and a sense of pride for our community. I shopped in your store and have met you before I was a business owner. I just want to say admired and celebrate you as woman business owner. Your strength is encouraging. Be strong. I pray God bless you with double and better. Go get your blessing!

+ Read More
Lisa Reed
21 months ago

May God continue to bless you ms. Juanita. There's this homless ex radio announcer that has a go fund that could use some help. My email lisareed900@gmail.com thanks

+ Read More
Elizabeth Jenkins
21 months ago

I just had to come in and say "yippee" and "wahoo" - I am so thrilled for your business and that you met your goal!

+ Read More
Karen Rocher
21 months ago

Sending you my best wishes for a wonderful future.

+ Read More
Patricia Wang
21 months ago

My heart goes out to you-- I also own a small fashion business and when I heard what happened, I immediately thought that it could happen to anyone. I know you will come out of this stronger. Best wishes for more success than you have ever known before.

+ Read More
Timothy Allerton
21 months ago

I have fundraiser on her for a mother of 7 in nerd of help for christmas but teally she is about ro be put into the stteets with no where to go she is disabled she really needs help could someone please tell me how to help her raise money she please and thank youposted

+ Read More
Denise Michaels
21 months ago

Lovely Juanita is less than $100 from reaching her goal - would you like to be the donor who helps put her over the top?

+ Read More
Tara Calhoun
21 months ago

People have given where their hearts were touched. So grateful for the joyous givers of all of the Ferguson need funds. May God be with you all.

+ Read More
Jennifer Harper
21 months ago

Amen. Why is it human nature to seek, associate and over give to the most popular causes and not the ones with the most need?

+ Read More
Denise Greene
21 months ago

Hopefully natalie the cake lady will repair her broken window and then share her sudden wealth with the rest of the business owners who suffered the greatest loses.

+ Read More
Candy Mausser
21 months ago

Hugs Juanita!

+ Read More
Edie Magoun
21 months ago

You and Bertha both looked so lovely when you were on CNN. I loved what both of you were wearing. You are needed. I for one am looking forward to your online store.

+ Read More
Kletter Lynn
21 months ago

Angela Flanders, I have never heard that before. It is beautiful! And perfectly fitting.

+ Read More
Angela Flanders
21 months ago

Out of these ashes, beauty WILL rise!! And we will dance among the ruins, we will see Him with our own eyes. I can almost feel the hand of God reaching for my face - To wipe the tears away, and say, "It's time to make everything new." "Make it all new!!" This is our hope. This is the promise.

+ Read More
Natalie Lcdubose
21 months ago

Thank you love. XOXO N.

+ Read More
Steve Coombs
21 months ago

Natalies cakes recommended you...also kathys bbq, stl cordless

+ Read More
Luxuryiam Jo
21 months ago

Keep pushing !!

+ Read More
Therese Brady
21 months ago

Pulling for you Juanita! As Robbie said ~ It's not much but it is sent with love! God Bless!

+ Read More
Diesha Elliott
21 months ago

Good Luck. I hope you achieve all your goals.

+ Read More
Edie Magoun
21 months ago

I'm so excited Natalie linked to you. I knew it would help if she did! God Bless both of you!

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