Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Children's Hospital of Kings Daughters (CHKD) Thrift Store Thrift and Boast Meet-up

On Saturday, August 9th, the Thrift and Boast group ventured to Children's Hospital of Kings Daughters Thrift Store. For some this was their first time in or even hearing of the store. Although there is a Children's Hospital of Richmond; these are two different organizations. (I didn't know this). I'm so happy to learn new things. This organization started in Norfolk with a small group of women who were setting out to make a difference in the lives of young people. Check out their unique story here!

To say the least, we were excited to host our Thrift and Boast meet-up at this location. When we arrived, we had our donations in hand and ready to learn about their cause. We were greeted by the wonderful, Joy Litton and her staff, at the CHKD at 91 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA. They eagerly awaited our arrival and took us on a tour of the store to see how they bring clothes back to resale life. They get donations from all over and are very thankful for the donations as they help fund the Children's Hospital of King's Daughters' mission.

After the tour, we had a timed style challenge which participants were partnered up and had to create a look for a specific season. This was a great time as everyone scurried around looking for specific pieces to complete their looks.

Carla and Destinee sharing their masterpiece with the group

Ann-Michelle and Serena putting their outfit together.

Sherry and Elaine matching things up

When the time was up all participants brought their outfits to the front and the CHKD staff judged the outfits. Although, everyone did a great job putting things together, there could be only one winner.
Winner: Ann-Michelle and Serena "Summer Summer Summer Time"

Each winner received a $10 cash prize to go towards their purchases. Our meet-ups allow us to understand what goes on behind the scenes, educate ourselves in worthy causes and have some styling fun in the process. Join us for our next event on Saturday, September 13th at 9am. Click Here to sign up.

We hope to see you there!


  1. What an awesome time! Nice writeup!

    1. Thanks Ann-Michelle! It is a great time. I can't wait for the next one.

  2. So much fun! I love group thrifting. :)

    1. It really is. Everybody loves showing what they found and are buying.