By Katie McMillan
Where can you get a $325 Trina Turk dress for $30? Kahului’s newest boutique, ReVive. And by shopping there, not only will you give your closet a boost; you will also help boost the lives of women on Maui.
ReVive Boutique, which is now open for business, is full of new or lightly worn items is run by a team of volunteers from Women Helping Women. Sales of all merchandise go directly to support programs and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.
In addition, ReVive Boutique will be a Vocational Training Program for women. According to Women Helping Women Executive Director Stacey Muniz, “Many women need to re-enter the work field after finding themselves left to their own devises due to failed violent relationships. The boutique will offer opportunity to train women in retail sales, customer service, stock and inventory, merchandising and marketing.”
Clothing items that are donated to Women Helping Women first go to women that are leaving the shelter. Anything that is left over will go to ReVive Boutique, where a team of fashion experts including Malia Vandervoort of Biasa Rose in Paia and Rose Potter of Indigo and Maui Hands, will hand select items that show quality and potential for resale.
The launch of ReVive Boutique was truly a team effort. Numerous community members and business donated their services and products to make Revive a reality including Maui Air Conditioning, the Maui Carpenter’s Unions, Sears, Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Habitat for Humanity, ASAP, and Danoosha Design.
If you are interested in supporting this community program, Women Helping Women is accepting donations for items such as clean, fashionable clothing, special items such as wedding dresses or designer items that might bring in extra revenue, household items and small appliances in new condition, decorative lamps, artwork, area rugs, furniture in new condition, and jewelry and fashion accessories. Donations such as baby carriers, cribs, or car seats cannot be accepted due to various recalls.
Donations need to be dropped of at ReVive Boutique between 10am-6pm, Monday through Saturday. ReVive Boutique is located in the Old Kahului Shopping Center, 65 W. You can reach the store directly at 808-242-6600.
The Social Scene covers island buzz—from people and parties to the chitter chatter of what people are talking about on Facebook and Twitter. Send your Social Scene tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.