As part of its mission to deliver “High Style with Heart,” women’s boutique franchise fab’rik launched a one-month program on August 1 challenging customers nationwide to clean out their closets so women in need can fill theirs.
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, fab’rik aims to collect 16,000 clothing donations to dress 1,600 women escaping sex trafficking. Throughout the month, fab’rik also strives to raise $16,000 to fund 200 free shopping sprees for women in need through its non-profit arm, free fab’rik.
Free fab’rik exists to empower women who have survived human trafficking, domestic violence, addiction or other hardships by providing them with high-quality, on-trend styles. While clothing is the catalyst, the purpose is to provide confidence, dignity and hope to women who have lost theirs. Each “free spree” costs fab’rik $10 per woman in attendance, so the $16,000 fundraising goal will help to provide a boutique shopping experience to 1,600 women in need.
“Free fab’rik was built on the belief that clothing has the ability to change lives,” said Dana Spinola, CEO and founder of fab’rik. “Every woman is priceless and deserves to feel beautiful, inside and out. Over the years, I have realized the impact clothing has on so many lives. At free fab’rik, we meet women where they are, shop with them, share stories and try to help restore their confidence and hope for what’s next in their future. Our customers never cease to wow us with their generosity, and we can’t wait to see our collective impact over the next month.”
The Closet Cleanout Challenge spans the month of August, though customers can donate to free fab’rik year round at any fab’rik store. There are two located in Williamson County, 1556 W McEwen Dr #120, Franklin or 211 Franklin Rd #105, Brentwood.
Customers can also make a monetary contribution in-store or online at freefabrik.org/donate
“We’re challenging our customers nationwide to clean out their closets to help dress women who have bravely left the streets with nothing but the clothes on their backs,” Spinola said. “At fab’rik, we believe that every woman deserves to feel beautiful, valued and celebrated, and we’re excited to see the fab’rik community rally around this opportunity to support women transitioning into a new season of life.”
Free fab’rik was founded in 2009 to provide women and girls in need with quality clothing through free shopping sprees. To date, free fab’rik has hosted more than 200 sprees for more than 3,000 women in shelters, foster homes, safe houses and more.