Hello to my Ferguson Neighbors, I want to say thank you in advance for your support. I am a North St. Louis County resident, Nikki Wilson, and the owner of Blessings Closet Thrift Boutique that has been open since October 2015, in the heart of downtown Ferguson. I am located at 307 S. Florissant to be exact.
With high unemployment rates and poverty continuing to be a part of the ongoing narrative in Ferguson and surrounding areas – Blessings Closet provides fashionable, low-cost apparel options for the everyday individual. Blessings Closet Thrift Boutique is a 501(c) 3 organization that has a nonprofit program called “DRESS LIKE YOU’RE BLESSED,” Nikki wanted to provide a place where people can go to get the confidence they need while trying to get into the workforce; without the need to worry of not having an outfit to wear for their interview and ultimately their first days on the job.” With the Dress like you’re Blessed program, once a person has obtained the job they are able to come back and receive four to six pieces to mix and match to wear to work throughout the following week until they receive their first paycheck.
Nikki says, “a person can look great for the interview.” But, what do you wear after you are hired? As an avid thrift store shopper, Nikki also says, “Some people don’t realize how awesome you can look for around $10.00. I believe that everyone should be able to obtain simple things such as clothing and still be stylish. I have always been a thriftier since I was a little girl. I inherited this gift from my grandmother Bernice, and my mother Barbara, who is a great help for me at the store. With Blessings Closet, my hope is that people will open their closet and think of how they can be a blessing to others with what they already have that they no longer wear or can’t fit. Blessings Closet will not turn away anyone in dire need. Please “Like” our Facebook page Blessings Closet. We will also pick up donations and if you need a tax write off for your donations we will be more than happy to give you one.”
Nikki is a mother of twin teenage girls, a graduate of Normandy High School and continuing to future her education to be a Licensed Clinical Therapist. A longtime member of the Church of God In Christ, Inc, she believes that through God’s love, the testimony of her life’s experiences and the sincerity in her heart that this endeavor is going to be a blessing to the residents of Ferguson, North County and ultimately the City of St. Louis. Her sole desire for Blessings Closet is to change lives by helping people dress like they are blessed!
For more information, please Email Blesssingscloset@msn.com or call 314-877-9888 and we will return your call with 24hrs.