Teen Boutique

Teen Boutique 

The Sharing Shelf of FSW, Westchester’s clothing bank for children, hosts its Teen Boutique twice a year.  The event is a free, one-day shopping boutique for girls ages 13-19, from families in financial need.  Teen girls are invited to Teen Boutique by social service agencies, schools, food pantries and community groups. Each girl is invited to choose and take home a week’s worth of clothing from thousands of donated clothing items, as well as shoes and accessories.  Everything we offer is screened before the event for quality and we offer only items that are new or gently worn and age appropriate. Since our first event in November 2012, we’ve hosted 11 events serving over 1,500 teen girls from throughout Westchester and distributing nearly 40,000 items.

The Sharing Shelf organizes Teen Boutique twice a year – November and April – in conjunction with volunteers and community groups. The next Teen Boutique will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in partnership with the Junior League of Central Westchester

If you would like to get involved please email Program Director, Deborah Blatt, at thesharingshelf@fsw.org

How You Can Help

Donate Gently Used and New Teen Clothes

Donate new or gently used items.  Accepted sizes are Teen/Adult S to XL and pants 0-20. There is an acute need for Adult L/XL tops and pants in women/teen size 10 (30) and larger.. Drop-off locations listed here

Organize a Clothing Drive 

Collect new and gently used spring and summer clothing for teen girls*.

    • Hold a drive in your school, neighborhood, workplace and/or congregation. If you organize a drive, please let us know. We can provide you with informational flyers and answer any questions you may have about collecting and delivering clothing.
    • Visit your favorite store and ask them to collect their own clothes and offer to pickup their donations and bring to The Sharing Shelf
    • Organize a “sock hop” and ask your friends to donate new socks for teen girls.
    • We have an acute need for clothing in teen styles/adult sizes L and XL and in shorts and pants 12-20.

*We need new and gently used spring and summer clothing for teen girls, from size adult XS through adult XXL, including shorts, dresses, t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, sandals, handbags, costume jewelry and lightweight jackets. We need teen styles only and not clothing formerly worn by adults that “might fit a teen.”

Volunteer in our warehouse to help prepare, now through April 19th.

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Various Tuesday or Thursday afternoons 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Various Saturdays or Sunday mornings (times vary)
  • Special evening can be arranged for groups.
  • To volunteer: email thesharingshelf@fsw.org

Volunteer for Moving Day – Thursday, April 19th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to load clothing at the warehouse in Port Chester (3:30 to 4:15 p.m.), drive the clothing to Westchester County Center then unload (4:00 to 5:00 p.m.).

  • Open to volunteers 14 and older (with waiver forms)
  • We appreciate drivers with SUVs and minivans
  • Not all volunteers need to drive from the warehouse to the event site.
  • Great opportunity for sports teams and clubs.

Volunteer for Set Up – Friday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

  • Volunteers are needed to set-up the event by hanging and displaying clothing, shoes and accessories.
  • All volunteers must be at least 14 years old (no unsupervised groups of teens)
  • All volunteering will be at the Westchester County Center

Volunteer for Teen Boutique – Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

  • All volunteering will be at the Westchester County Center
  • 9:oo to 10:45 a.m.: finalize setup
    • Open to volunteers 14 and older (with waiver forms)
  • 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.: finish set-up and run the event.
    • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and no longer in high school.
    • Spanish speakers are very helpful.