While you may already be thinking about back-to-school shopping for your children, it is also a good time to start thinking about the students who cannot afford to buy new clothing for school.
This is what Sissy Harris and Kathy Savage thought about, the mother-daughter team behind Peter Kate, the designer women’s clothing, shoes and accessories boutique in Greenville.
Harris and Savage decided to throw a back-to-school clothing drive to support the Serviam Girls Academy, a school located in New Castle that takes young women out of threatening environments and encourages them to become catalysts of positive change in their communities.
Shoppers are encouraged to bring gently used articles of clothing for these students, as well as their mothers and guardians, and will receive 20 percent off one full-priced item at Peter Kate.
The boutique is no stranger to helping out those less fortunate. In 2008, they partnered with Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes and distributes them to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria.
Owner Harris said she is looking forward to the closet event for the Serviam students, which will let each girl pick out a brand new outfit for the new school year.
“We will set up all the new clothing like a store, and each girl will go shopping with their mother or guardian and pick out an outfit for high school,” Harris said.