When we were asked to created cards for these dresses being delivered to Boone our hearts exploded and we wanted to get behind the endeavor a 100%. So we signed up to be the local representative of Real Imprints and head up the efforts to collect dresses for the hospital right here in COMO. My job will be to collect the dresses, ship them, and organize an assembly and delivery party to Boone Hospital or MU Hospital.
We are creating bereavement cards to included with each dress and to also be sold at Plume. The line of cards is named after our friend’s sweet daughter, Eleanor Rose. The cards will be sold at Plume and will help cover the costs of shipping and assembling the dresses in boxes with cards. We are so excited to be a part of something that truly gives back to those who are hurting.
We are trying to find local seamstresses to make the wait time faster, but at this point, Real Imprints (The Angel Gowns Project) is expecting the wait time to be at least 1 year. If you know of anyone wanting to be a seamstress, please have them reach out to us.
The Angel Project requests a minimum donation of $25 for them to clean, prepare, cut, sew, and embellish the gowns. Dresses do not need be to be dry cleaned prior to bringing them to us. The Angel Project takes care of all of that. Bring us your dress with the $25 check made out to Real Imprints (The Angel Project) and we will take care of the shipping costs. The drop-off location for the dresses will be at Plume. They are located at 165 East Hoe Down Drive Unit B, Columbia, MO 65203. They are open from Thursday-Saturday from 10AM-6PM. They are accepting the dresses starting this week.
Once the dresses are returned, we will notify everyone so that they can see their dress, assemble them into gift boxes with stationery included by The Ink Cafe and set a date to drop them off at Boone Hospital.
Let us here your story! How have you FLOURISHED in a season of loss? Would you like to help? We want to hear your thoughts!
XoXo- Christy, Jon Marc and Miss Pearl