The Junior League of Boca Raton 

Pop-Up Boutique

collects clothing and essential items for a new ‘Pop-Up Shop’ for families in need

Boca Raton, FL (April 25, 2024) – The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) has launched a new initiative, “the Essentials Closet,” addressing an urgent need in the community. Through meticulous planning and sourcing of items specifically curated, JLBR debuted its innovative pop-up shop at Place of Hopein Boca Raton on Thursday, April 4th. 

More than 1,000 essentials were sourced through the fundraising efforts of JLBR, transforming Place of Hope into a trendy, custom boutique. The pop-up was stocked with women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing as well as undergarments, skincare, and home decor. Tailoring its offerings to Place of Hope residents, the initiative provided surveys ensuring personalized attention to clothing sizes and special requests to create the unique experience for those it served. 

Forty-five families were able to “shop” the Essentials Closet at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus in Boca Raton, picking out a plethora of items to meet their specific needs. Additionally, Place of Hope transported several families from their Palm Beach Gardens campus, Joann’s Cottage, a family-style maternity home for at-risk women.

The Essentials Closet will expand over the next year as additional shopping opportunities are created. The Junior League of Boca Raton will partner with other nonprofits to provide the same unique shopping experience to other at-risk youth.