Host a Threads for Teens Pop-Up Event, Start a Club, or Open an Affiliate
Want to make a difference in your community? Threads for Teens has a variety of options to empower girls in your community by expanding our mission. Once you have chosen how you wish to get involved, please fill out our short applicant form.
Host a Pop-Up Event
Want to get your feet wet with Threads for Teens? Host a pop-up event! This type of event requires the least amount of commitment and promises a great measurable impact. With the Threads for Teens team’s help, you will organize a pop-up boutique in your community, where 30 – 75 at-risk teen girls receive a new outfit. We help by supplying clothing, providing advice, and administering a small seed grant.
Leanna from Hawaii, held an event on her home island of Kauai where about fifty girls received a new outfit. For several months, she planned her event by securing a donated space, soliciting local clothing donations, organizing goal-setting workshops, and scheduling girls to visit.
Start a Club
Do you have a group of people looking to make a longer term impact? Consider starting a club on your high school or college campus! When multiple people are involved, more can be achieved to making a lasting impact in your community. Roughly, a club can hold one event per semester, choosing how best to customize the events. Perhaps there will be a back-to-school event in August and prom dress distribution in February. The club holds great autonomy to determine its structure.
Threads for Teens will provide clothing, advice, and grant support. Maddy of Detroit held a pop-up event in December of 2016. Not content to only hold one event, she turned Threads for Teens Detroit into a club at her high school’s campus. Read more HERE.
Open an Affiliate
After hosting a Threads for Teens pop-up event, you may be so inspired to open an affiliate location in your community. This requires a great time commitment, but most definitely provides for the largest impact. Affiliate stores generally operate on their own, with clothing support and guidance. This opportunity is open only to those who have successfully held at least one pop-event in their communities.
Katie and Grace Myler of Shakopee, Minnesota heard about Threads for Teens and felt called to make a difference in their community. After hosting several pop-up events, they made the decision to open a store. After working extremely hard, they secured a donated space and great community support to make this dream into a reality. Read more HERE.