A local breast cancer resource center is welcoming people into its new specialty boutique at the upcoming “Holiday Extravaganza.”
The open house is set to take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Monday Dec. 3 at Michelle’s Place in Temecula.
Guests attending the open house will be treated to appetizers, wine and hot cider while perusing the quaint shop.
Michelle’s Place recently flung open the doors to the new mini-store filled with a wide range of items for anyone coping with or recovering from breast cancer.
‘We are thrilled to invite the public to our new cozy boutique,” Michelle’s place volunteer Jan Geller said. “We have stationary, jewelry, locally hand-made soaps and lotions among other wonderful items.”
In addition to pink ribbons and other breast cancer-related merchandise, Michelle’s Beauty Boutique offers prosthetics, specialty bras and accessories for women going through the different stages of breast cancer.
“As a store volunteer, I can tell you that women come in and are relieved to have a warm and loving place to find what they need during their journey,” Geller said.
Geller added last week a woman came in who needed something to help her stay warm after a double mastectomy.
“She had painful spots on her body from incisions and it hurt her to wear bras,” Geller said. “We carry special camisoles that are compatible with prosthetics and she was able to find what she needed.”
The store is also a perfect place to purchase gifts for friends and family while helping Michelle’s Place to continue giving back to the community. All proceeds from sales are funneled back into the non-profit organization.
Geller says the response to the new boutique has been great and that sales are gaining steam.
“Like any new business it takes time to get the word out to let people know we are here,” Gellar chirped. “We are starting to get busier and we all love being here.”
Michelle’s Place was founded in 2001 and is community resource center aimed at assisting and educating people struggling and coping with breast cancer.
For more information visit, http://www.michellesplace.org/
Michelle’s Place is located at 27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117 in Temecula.
Stephanie D. Schulte is a writer/photographer with SWRNN. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.