Last month, the good folks at Hope’s New Door Beginning Center held quite the stylish fundraiser at the California Boho boutique, Johnny Was in order to help raise money for their charity which specializes in comprehensive intervention and prevention services for those who are affected by domestic violence.
Hope’s Door opened in 1986 to address a growing need for services for victims of domestic violence in our community. It is still today the only organization in Collin County specializing in prevention and intervention services for domestic violence victims, children, and perpetrators. Hope’s Door is located in Plano but serves individuals from all over North Texas.
History of Hope’s Door
Initially, Hope’s door provided a 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency housing. Since there was no permanent shelter for the first 4 years, clients stayed in area hotels, until a 21-bed permanent shelter opened in 1989. Since that time, Hope’s Door has increased its services to include individual counseling (for both adults and children), support group therapy, emergency shelter, rapid rehousing (formally transitional housing), legal advocacy, community education, and battering prevention programs.In 1997, Hope’s Door opened the Resale Store, a retail store that is open to the public. All proceeds from the sale of the items at the store go directly to support the programs and services offered at Hope’s Door.
In 2015, Hope’s Door helped victims of domestic violence and their children by:
- Answering 3241 hotline calls.
- Housing 379 adults and children in our emergency shelter.
- Providing transitional housing to 487 families.
- Providing individual and group counseling to 726 women and 440 children.
- Assisting 247 survivors through the legal process.
Coming Together at Legacy West
Running a charity of this magnitude requires fundraising and Johnny Was at the Shops at Legacy West got together in a combined effort to help raise funds so that Hope’s Door’s kick-off event was a great success. Supporters came together to shop at Johnny Was’ new fall line and the Califonia Boho store generously donated a portion of the proceeds to Hope’s Door.
While they were shopping, supporters enjoyed delicious food from Earls Kitchen + Bar including Avocado Super Toast and Dynamite Sushi rolls. The food was paired with sparkling rose and chardonnay – creating a fantastic atmosphere to support a wonderful cause.
Hope’s Door has a unique way of helping those affected by domestic violence through their ‘resale’ stores.
Through the Crissa’s Closet Voucher program, clients are able to use vouchers to get what they need at the Resale Stores. Remaining items are sold to the public. All proceeds from the stores benefit the programs and services at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (HDNBC).
2129 W Parker Road, Ste. 300 (NW Corner of Parker & Custer) in Plano
120 W Kingsley Road in Garland
Hope’s Door Resale Stores’ hours:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Donations of gently used items help fund preventive and intervention services in the Plano community. But not only that, through HDNBC’s client voucher program, items may directly benefit clients as they shop in thestores.
You can bring your donated goods to either of our Resale Stores:
2129 W Parker Road, Suite 300, Plano, Texas 75023
120 W Kingsley Road, Garland, Texas 75041
Schedule a pick-up in Plano: 972.769.0610
Schedule a pick-up in Garland: 972.278.9840
Mon-Sat 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
No Donations Accepted on Sundays.