Mrs. Mary Warner unlocked the door to her long-imagined dream of a special place for Pace girls to shop and ‘find their voice.’
With the help of Mary’s crew of volunteers and Pace girls, she cut the ribbon and officially opened Mrs. Mary’s Boutique on Wednesday May 29th, 2019.
Over 17 years ago, a parent of a PACE girl, asked Mary Warner to start a clothes closet for young girls at PACE Jacksonville. With two garbage bags and a couple of volunteers, Mrs. Mary started to collect clothes and bring them to the center.
Over the years, the clothes closet moved from room to room, overtaking the space provided. This was a temporary fix that allowed the girls to shop multiple times throughout the year, but Mrs. Mary wanted something more for the girls.
She dreamed of a clothes closet that never closed; that was always available for the girls when they needed it.
Posted on Fri, July 19, 2019
by Catrine Fredrikson