Friday, June 28th
We arrived to our hotel in Indianapolis early on Thursday and were greeted by the kind and welcoming hotel staff of the luxurious Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. We had a great stay at this hotel and it was a prime location for the appointments in the trailer. Thank you so much to the Conrad Hotel for welcoming us!
Allyson with the manager of the Conrad hotel.
This morning many excited girls arrived to the trailer all at once, eager and ready to get their new clothes! It was a bit crowded in the trailer with many people in it, but we were all able to manage. Usually it gets extremely hot in the trailer when there are so many people, but today the weather was perfect; not too hot and not too cold, with a gentle breeze blowing through the trailer. This breeze caused the fitting rooms to fly open often, but that problem was soon fixed when the hotel sent someone down with binder clips. These clips solved the problem of the dressing rooms flying open in the midst of someone trying on clothes, so the girls greatly appreciated this small favor from the hotel. With the help of us and their social workers, the girl all found their perfect items and had a great time shopping.
We had a beautiful view of Indianapolis from our hotel.
While we had girls finding clothes, we also had many visitors from the street who came in to see what Threads for Teens is. Among these visitors was a philanthropy group from a local college sorority, a social worker from a local organization, and the manager of the hotel. Later in the day, a Spanish-only speaking family came in to ask what the trailer was for. Thankfully, Kelsey had taken four years of Spanish in high school, so she was prepared to speak to them about Threads for Teens! Overall, the day was a nice mix of good weather, great girls, and numerous visitors! We packed up the trailer happy with the days events, but sad to leave the great city of Indianapolis.
We are now excited for another great day in Detroit, Michigan!