Zipora’s Closet is a trendy, nonprofit retail store providing fashionable clothing at affordable prices in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Zipora’s Closet celebrated its Grand Opening on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The event included a free fashion show along with featured pieces from SplashedbyDKG. Zipora’s Closet is a non-profit boutique which makes it stand out from a multitude of other stores. Their proceeds go towards working women who are underemployed. The organization also offers entrepreneurship seminars, leadership conferences and resume building workshops. During the event on Saturday, ten percent of the proceeds made were donated towards Haitian relief and those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The owner, Kristy Gadson spoke briefly with Kontrol and explained the importance behind opening a store such as this. Gadson stated that the name of the store Zipora deprived from her daughter’s middle name and was picked because it represented “Beauty”. She added that everything within the store was a reflection of beauty and that their mission is to empower women to know that they are beautiful just the way they are and they do not have to change themselves.
“Just be you and be beautiful just as God made you.”
As a non profit store, Zipora’s Closet shines in the beauty of donating ten percent of their proceeds to various organizations within the community and across the world each month. Every month the store searches for a different organization to support. During the month of November the store will be hosting a food drive and for the month of December they will be hosting a toy drive. The owner, Kristy Gadson stated that they are always in search of a way to give back to the community.
Gadson added that one of the reasons that she started Zipora’s Closet was to help create a way to easily fund some of the service activities within the community that she and her family often took part in.
Nothing makes shopping more exciting than to know that the money you spend will go towards a great cause. A cause that could lead to supporting a family in need or a child. Zipora’s Closet is definitely the place to stop by if you plan on purchasing some beautiful clothing and helping to raise money for an organization in need.