True to their clever tagline “Fashion on a Mission,” the Give Back Boutique in Mooresville supports local residents in need, while offering fabulous finds to consignment shopping enthusiasts!
Serving and empowering the community for the last 11 years with loving leadership from Director Keena Darland, the Give Back Boutique is a volunteer-driven, high-fashion consignment shop that supports the work of the Mooresville Christian Mission. As the mission works tirelessly to be advocates for those in need in the Lake Norman area, Keena and her amazing volunteers share their time, love, and energy with other women in the community through that universally favorite hobby – shopping!
“This is my passion,” explains Keena. After visiting one of the mission’s Lunch & Learn events with a friend several years back, Keena felt the strong pull to make this her personal mission as well.
“Everything evolved into God telling me how we could have a business that actually helped people,” she says. “Things happen at the right time! I started emailing friends to bring in their clothes, and the business really took off.”
Another mutual connection knew the landlord of their current building, so they acquired the perfect shop space. Now, by consigning, donating, volunteering, or shopping at the aptly named Give Back Boutique, you are also supporting the works of the Mooresville Christian Mission. Striving to break the cycle of generational poverty in our area, the mission provides resources, skills, education, and other needed services to both individuals and families.
The boutique has found incredible support within the community and boasts a long list of repeat customers. The 30 or so regular volunteers have also found their work a blessing, making new friends with every consignment client and through every purchase. Women’s clothing is accepted by season, including accessories, jewelry, shoes, and boots. As we shift seasons and head towards the holidays, it’s a perfect time to shop for fun new outfits and to spread love and giving around the community. Extra volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks, and you might find yourself managing clothing intake, pricing, tagging, stocking, doing data entry, or creating social media posts!
The Give Back Boutique also offers personal shopper services, and on the second Thursday of each month, the shop holds a Girl’s Night Out with refreshments, fellowship, and a local style coach – Christine Nelson of Simply Sassy Coach in Lake Norman – who often joins in for fashion tips and style advice for shoppers.
Make sure a visit to the Give Back Boutique is near the top of your to-do list soon, and you’ll enjoy some much-needed personal time to perk up your wardrobe, while sharing with those in our community who may be facing financial hardship and food insecurities. The Give Back Boutique is located at 478-D Williamson Road (note: The shop is BEHIND THE BUILDING!) in Mooresville, NC, 704-663-3677. Shop hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and consignments are accepted by appointment on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Donations (with tax receipts provided) are accepted at any time. For more information visit ourchristianmission.org/the-give-back-boutique.