The team would agree that our favorite part of the Top Button's Project is being able to Give Back. In addition to providing cute and modest clothing styles online for young ladies to get ideas from, we take young women on shopping sprees who would not otherwise be able to do so for themselves! As our organization continues to grow, we look to offer the Top Buttons Wardrobe Makeover opportunity for young women across the country- and more often. At the bottom of this post are details on how to collaborate with us on this project if interested.
This month we partnered with The Core; a youth group from Epic church in Lakeland, FL. Anastasia Malone, the host who nominated the teen chosen to be on this shopping spree, began as a leader for The Core a little over a year ago. She shared a bit about why she volunteers to mentor youth by saying, “I do it because I have a passion for young ladies between the ages of 12-16 to see, understand and grab hold of what God has called and purposed them to do! I just love that age in general, so why not take time out of my week to just love on them!”
As we have done with shopping sprees before, we took Deni into a shop and filled 2 carts full of clothing! Choosing clothes for Deni to try on was a fun-filled, group effort. As the shopping progressed, the “no’s” turned into “maybe’s” and the “maybe’s” turned into “YES!” We did have to convince her to step out of her box a bit to try on a couple items, but once she put them on, the smile of satisfaction on her face told us how pleased she was. We enjoyed sharing ideas on how to wear different pieces in a way that would express her personal style, work with her body type, and keep her essentials covered. After a morning of power shopping, Deni went home with several items to create a new wardrobe with! This sweet young lady came out of the store radiating with positive energy.
And off to Peterson Park we go for Deni's photo shoot in one of her new outfits...
When asked what her favorite part of the day was, Deni said, “picking out the clothes!” She shared how she felt honored to have been nominated, and we felt honored to have been able to provide her with this experience.
Anastasia Malone is seen below on the left, then Kenady (our TB teen team member), Deni (shopping spree winner), and Anastasia Jones (our TB Give Back Director).
All shopping sprees are funded through donations given to our non-profit organization. If you are interested in donating funds or services to provide deserving teens with a Top Buttons Wardrobe Makeover, please contact Anastasia Jones-Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by: Anastasia Jones
Photo Credit: Shelby Danielle