NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 2nd Time Around, contemporary and designer consignment boutique, and the Joyful Heart Foundation announced their charity partnership at a celebration and shopping event on Wednesday, December 2nd at 2nd Time Around's 53 East Houston Street location.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and treats while shopping 2nd Time Around's inventory of clothing, shoes and accessories, featuring a specially curated rack of pieces donated by Joyful Heart supporters and board members, including Founder and President Mariska Hargitay. Up to 50% of the evening's sales were donated to support Joyful Heart's healing, education, and advocacy programs.
"The Joyful Heart Foundation empowers survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse to reclaim the joy in their lives," said Kristin Kohler Burrows, CEO & President of 2nd Time Around. "2nd Time Around is about empowering women—we want every woman to leave our store feeling beautiful and smart. It is important for us to partner with an organization that shares our value of empowering women. We are thrilled to support Joyful Heart."
"I am honored 2nd Time Around chose Joyful Heart as their national charity partner and am grateful for their commitment to support us," said Maile Zambuto, CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation. "It's inspiring when a company turns its attention towards sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse and lends their voice to our efforts to turn up the volume on these issues. 2nd Time Around is dedicated to empowering women and we are excited for this collaboration."
Kristin Kohler Burrows, presented Joyful Heart with $25,000 donation. The contribution represents the company's commitment to a quarterly gift to Joyful Heart. To support the partnership, consignors can bring items to 2nd Time Around's 53 East Houston Street location and request the proceeds from their consignment go to the Joyful Heart Foundation.
About 2nd Time Around:
2TA, 2nd Time Around, was founded in 1973. The company is a contemporary-to-designer fashion boutique for pre-owned designer clothing, footwear and accessories. 2TA's mission is to connect shoppers with curated, sought-after product at unbelievable prices and allow consignors to monetize their closets by giving coveted pieces from their wardrobe new life. 2nd Time Around has over 40 boutiques in 12 different states, with additional locations scheduled to open in 2016. For further information, visit 2ndtimearound.com.
About The Joyful Heart Foundation:
Inspired by her role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Mariska Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004 to help survivors heal and reclaim their lives. Over the last 11 years, Joyful Heart has evolved into a national organization that is paving the way for innovative approaches to treating trauma, igniting shifts in the way the public views and responds to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and reforming and advancing policies and legislation to ensure justice for survivors. To learn more, visit joyfulheartfoundation.org.
SOURCE 2nd Time Around