CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Tuesday, February 22nd through Monday, February 28th Patchington, a women's boutique, will be holding their 13th Semi Annual Trade-In Event supporting women who have been victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence does not discriminate, it happens to all types of women regardless of income, age, race, education or belief. It is estimated that a woman is beaten every 15 seconds in the United States; anywhere from 1-3 million women are battered each year by their intimate partner and 4 women die each day as a result of domestic abuse.
How does the "Trade-In Event" work? During this event, customers "trading-in" their gently used clothing will receive an allowance on comparable articles of clothing. For every top "traded-in" the customer will receive $10 off the purchase of a new top; for every bottom $15 off the purchase of a new bottom; and for every jacket or dress $20 off the purchase of a new jacket or dress.
All "traded-in" items are then donated to local community organizations that distribute them to their thrift shops. The proceeds from the thrift shops fund programs which provide refuge, crises intervention, advocacy, professional training and community outreach to break the silence that isolates victims and prevents them from a life of hope, independence and peace. Since the Trade In Event was first introduced, more than 68,000 articles of clothing have been donated.
Participate in Patchington's Semi Annual Trade-In Event, trade in your gently used clothing and "make a difference in a woman's life."
Patchington is a fun and exciting boutique offering the latest fashionable looks. Fashions range from classic to contemporary styling in a flattering missy fit and our service is guaranteed to make you look and feel great and wanting to come back for more. Our fashions are available at any of our 27 retail locations in Florida and on line at www.patchington.com.