My Sister's Closet

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” - President Boyd K. Packer
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Here is an adorable twist on the Soup & Share idea. Kim's young women leaders put this together for their young women, love it!
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Here are all the cute details (plus a few extras):
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PURPOSE
To give the each of the young women an opportunity to serve and share with others. Also, possibly serving the temporal needs of one or more of your young women - secretly.  :)
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IN PREPARATION
The young women and leaders gathered items from their own closets that they no longer used, but thought they might be something someone else would use themselves: 
  • dresses
  • skirts
  • shirts
  • sweaters
  • jackets
  • pants
  • shorts
  • pajamas
  • shoes
  • jewelry
  • hats
  • scarfs
  • books
  • movies
  • room decor
All items were dropped off at Kim's (YW President) home beforehand.  She made sure everything was clean and in good condition.
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Then all clothing items were tagged, including jewelry. Earrings were placed on cute card stock for display.  :)
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SET-UP
They gathered clothes racks, mannequins, mirrors - anything that would make the room feel like a boutique. And added lots of hot pink sparkly tulle. :)
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SERVICE OPPORTUNITY {UPON ARRIVAL}
Since this was held the week before Thanksgiving, there were cards placed on a table for the young women to write a note of gratitude to some one in the ward that has made a difference in their life. The card served as their ticket into the boutique.
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TIME TO SHOP {KIND OF}
The young women were each given a shopping bag - with their name tied to it.  Everyone got to choose four items to begin with.  Then, after everyone had something in their bag, they got to "shop" for any additional items they would like.  The girls filled their shopping bags!
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Just one of the outfits put together for display.
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MEAL TIME
As mentioned in the beginning of the post, this was also a Soup and Share. The YW Leaders provided homemade soup and bread sticks for the girls.
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PERSONAL PROGRESS POSSIBILITY
The young women could contribute to the meal by having their mother or another adult teach them how to make soup from scratch. Then they could make up a batch and bring it to the activity, along with a recipe card to share with the other girls - which could be added to their hope chests. :)
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The young women loved it so much - they want to do it again!
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KEEP ON SHARING!
If the Faith in God/Activity Days girls are meeting the same night as your activity, I am sure they would love a chance to go through all the left over items. They may find a treasure themselves.  :)
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Whatever items are left over can be donated to your local Deseret Industries, GoodWill, Salvation Army, or other organization.

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