Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) will open the doors of its new Catwalk Boutique in Lenox for a two-day clothing drive on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. From 11am to 3pm, the public is invited to drop off donations and take a sneak peek of the new space located at 26 Church Street in Lenox. Light refreshments will be provided and adoptable animals will make an appearance.
This clothing drive is part of an ongoing effort to collect like-new and very gently-used women’s clothing to sell at Catwalk Boutique, Berkshire Humane Society’s successful resale shop.
All proceeds generated at Catwalk Boutique help the shelter care for more than 1,200 homeless animals each year. This critical revenue also helps fund numerous programs and services that benefit both people and animals. Examples include The SafePet Program, which offers temporary, free pet care to pet owners in crisis, the Pet Food Bank for people experiencing financial hardship, and low-cost spay/neuter programs for cats.
Catwalk Boutique specializes in affordable women’s clothing with an emphasis on designer and upscale labels, current styles, and contemporary fashion. In addition to clothing, shoppers can purchase handbags, jewelry, shoes, and accessories such as scarves, hats, and gloves. The original store is located at 325 Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington.
Catwalk Boutique is entirely stocked by community donations. All women’s clothing and outerwear, jewelry, shoes, handbags, wallets, scarves, hats, and gloves will be accepted. Please no lingerie, undergarments, or bathing suits. Men’s clothing that is in excellent condition will also be accepted.
The Lenox clothing drive will be from 11am to 3pm on November 11 and 12. Ongoing donations may be dropped off at Berkshire Humane Society (214 Barker Road, Pittsfield) and Purradise (301 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington). Drop-offs and pick-ups in Lenox may be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY
Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is a private, nonprofit, open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission: to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation; and to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach. As a private non-profit, BHS is not affiliated with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) or any other animal welfare group, and receives no public funds from local, state, or federal sources. The welfare of companion animals and the future of BHS depend entirely on the compassion and generosity of the community.
Since its beginning, BHS has sheltered more than 50,000 homeless animals who are cared for and made available for adoption. In 2017, BHS took in about 1,264 homeless animals, which represents a continuing decrease in numbers from past years. BHS believes that its expanding low-cost spay/neuter programs, community pet food pantry, and other lifesaving programs, have gone a long way to help keep pets in their homes and reduce pet overpopulation. BHS is also proud to place 100% of all adoptable dogs, cats, birds, and small mammals into new, responsible homes.
Although BHS is primarily known as a place to surrender pets and adopt a new family member, these are only a few of the services provided to the community. BHS has developed into a valuable resource that provides a variety of programs for people as well as animals. Learn more at BerkshireHumane.org.
ABOUT CATWALK BOUTIQUE
Catwalk Boutique is an upscale women’s resale boutique founded to benefit Berkshire Humane Society. The shop’s mission is to provide a steady and predictable revenue stream to help financially support Berkshire Humane Society. The clothing is hip, fashionable, and affordable with all proceeds going to help homeless animals in Berkshire County. Shopping at Catwalk Boutique is the ultimate “guilt-free” shopping experience. Learn more at facebook.com/CatwalkResaleBoutique or catwalkboutique.org.