Dec 10, 2015 - Things to Do

The Changing Room: A pop-up shop for good

Our city is constantly swept up in new trends — in food, clothing and business. One recent phenomenon is the pop-up shop, allowing businesses without brick-and-mortars to bring their products to the masses or for established stores to test out different markets and areas. This movement has covered Charlotte, especially now that we’re nearing the holidays. It was only a matter of time for these pop-ups to take a turn and evolve into something that’s doing some good in our area.

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Photo via Amy Pickard

The Changing Room is exactly that, a new type of pop-up shop meant to help those in need — the “shop” will provide free clothing, blankets and food.

This is the second Changing Room event, and sponsors for this holiday shop include Revolve Upscale Men’s Consignment, GBQ & the Boykin Family, Capriccio Bakery/Catering, The Mayobird and Dr. Robert Rogers Dental.

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Photo via The Changing Room Holiday Event Facebook page

They’re still in need of your help.

The event is based on donations from the community, which can be dropped off at The Urban League, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (12/10 and 12/11) and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday (12/12). The pop-up will open from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. You can donate clothing for men, women and children, blankets and even baked goods and side dishes.

The food component is a new addition to this second annual event, with donations coming from local restaurants and Charlotte residents. Drinks will be provided by The Mayobird, and baked goods are being donated from Capriccio Bakery/Catering among others.

If The Urban League is out of your way or the hours don’t work, I’ll be hosting a drop-off from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Friday (12/11) at Julia’s Coffee on Wendover Road. Come have a cup of coffee, drop off your donations and meet a few writers! We’ll be taking the total donation to The Urban League that afternoon.

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Photo via Amy Pickard
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Photo via Amy Pickard
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Photo via Amy Pickard

Cover image via The Changing Room Holiday Event Facebook page

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