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For Jamie's Sake opening store for teens in foster care

Nov. 27, 2008 @ 08:05 PM

ASHLAND -- For Jamie's Sake, a faith-based foster and adoption resource center in Ashland, announces its newest addition, Inspire U clothing store.

Inspire U is mirrored after Taylor's closet, a similar store in Florida for teenage girls in foster care.

Eligible shoppers at Inspire U are male or female children in the foster care system in grades sixth through 12th.

Inspire U has been a collaborative effort by many individuals and businesses, including Tim Quade, Interior Motives; Ashley Quinn, photographer; KYOVA mall; King's Daughters Medical Center; and countless volunteers.

The items for the store will be new and gently used "trendy" items.

The goal of the store is to give foster children a place to feel special and uplifted. All items "purchased" at the store are free of charge. The children are able to "purchase" six clothing items a month and three life essentials a month (shoes, belt, jewelry, purse, etc.) Upon checking out of the store, they will each receive a Bible.

Volunteers to staff the store, clothing, shoes, purses and monetary donations are all needed.

The grand opening will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, with the Rev. Warren Vanover of Sandy Hook Methodist Church opening the ceremony with a prayer. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is asked to bring a new or gently used "trendy" item.

Regular hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call For Jamie's Sake at 606-327-5511.

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