The Sunflower Shoppe,
Where Sisterhood Blossoms
NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul with ECSHA Volunteer Sunflower Shoppe Manager Sandy Fiesinger at the Sunflower Shoppe's Grand Re-opening, January 29, 2018.
The Lieutenant Governor not only cut the ribbon for the Grand Re-opening, but gave inspiring and encouraging words to ECSHA members and guests and donated clothing to the Sunflower Shoppe as well. We thank her so much for coming to Johnstown!
We need your volunteer support: We can extend our hours of operation only if we have a sufficient number volunteers. All the work of the Sunflower Shoppe is done by volunteers working in teams of two. Generally a team chooses to work one day during each month, as for example every third Wednesday. We need several teams to be
operational as many of our volunteers travel or are snowbirds.
Elizabeth's and Eileen's Closet is our prom dress rental or purchase service starting in February and continuing through May of each school year. Dresses rent for $30 or can be purchase for $50. Come see the beautifully stylish gowns we have to offer, long and short. We also have formal wear suitable for women for holidays and special events.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association Volunteer Manager Sandy Fiesinger,
Please contact Sandy by calling 518-736- 1255 if you have time, clothing, equipment or other types of donations
Elizabeth's and Eileen's Closet
Say YES to the Dress
The creation of this annual ECSHA community service project, started in 2009, is part of our organization’s goal of serving the needs of women of all ages. It is an inspired idea organized as a lending library closet of prom dresses and accessories for local high school girls in need of a gown for those end-of-the-year special school occasions.
The idea came from Eileen Kremler of Gloversville, NY who donated 50 previously worn prom dresses to start the ECSHA collection, organized by project coordinator Nancy Baird Brown. St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnstown graciously agreed to store the gowns and offered us a room for displaying them on dress selection days. Once the word spread that we had a use for prom dresses, donations poured in from closet-cleaners everywhere.
Each borrower leaves a $30. deposit for her selected items, which is returned when she brings them back after prom season. We offer dress selection dates in January through April. In June the gowns are cleaned and stored for the following year’s special events.
If you would like to donate fashionable dresses/accessories for prom or other formal wear, please call Anna Holland at 518-848-3160 or by mobile at 914-848-3160 Anna can also be reached by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because all clothing is donated, we are able to offer
stylish and high quality clothing at very reasonable prices. And we have a variety of sizes. If you in need for something dressy for a special event, the Sunflower Shoppe can help you with that attire as well.
The Sunshine Shoppe is OPEN TO ALL. Please visit us for clothing from formal to jeans & sweaters.
We thank so many of our city and area residents for their "matronage" and support of our efforts to provide his quality career clothing for women at work.