Do you have a closet (or chest of drawers) in need of a summer purge? Well, I've found a great way to clean out that closet and help others at the same time.
One of my favorite local boutiques, Dara Denim, is partnering with midtown's swank Mosaic Salon to collect clothing, shoes, accessories and gift cards to donate to WIND Youth Services in Sacramento.
WIND is a nonprofit agency that assists our area's homeless, runaways and street youth and their families.
Here's how it works: Dara Denim is collecting the goods at both its stores - 2404 K St. in midtown and 5530 Douglas Blvd. in Granite Bay. Among the items needed: men's and women's clothing (all sizes, from youth to plus). You can also donate gift cards, i.e. for Target, Wal-Mart, movie theaters, Jamba Juice, etc.
Donations will be accepted through July 18.
Then on July 23, Mosaic Salon and Dara Denim will have a "boutique day" at the youth center, 710 Dixieanne Ave. The teens will receive clothing and have their hair and makeup done, while a DJ spins waaaay hip tunes and refreshments are served.
For more information: (916) 444-1188.
Start filling those Hefty bags now!