Michele Coulton was all smiles on the weekend as she dubbed the launch of SoHo's Christmas Closet a success, leaving her eagerly anticipating the proceedings that should follow throughout the course of the month.
Coulton is the managing director of SoHo boutique, which staged its Christmas Closet at its new store location on Upper Waterloo Road, preparing customers for the season of giving.
SoHo is encouraging its clients and other members of the public to bring in their used clothing to be passed on, through the NCB Foundation, to those in need.
"We had a successful day today, and I am expecting the donations to keep coming in throughout the month of December because a lot of persons weren't able to make it," Coulton told The Gleaner.
"There were women who came in as new clients, inquired about what we were trying to accomplish and were so intrigued that they could not stop asking how they could help," she added.
Coulton noted that the boutique, which is expanding its effort after experiencing success last year, was attempting to give back to society in its own small way.
"I think everybody has that ability in whatever industry they operate to remember the less fortunate at this time when we are all being so highly blessed, and so, this is our way of starting the season in a giving way," she said.
The event will continue throughout December as customers are encouraged to carry in their donations on any given day. The store's opening hours have been extended to 10 p.m. to accommodate all persons who wish to help.
"It's really important because there are so many people out there who are less fortunate than we are. Whatever industry you are in, it is our duty to see what is happening around us and give back; it can be in a big or small way, but we have to give. That's the only way we are going to help others to go through the years ahead," Coulton said.