CARMEL, Ind. — From the outside, Clothes with a Cause looks similar to the other storefronts at Clay
It sells everything from jewelry to home decor to women’s and kids’ clothing. But there’s a catch.
“This is as my friends call it is the ‘pay it forward’ boutique,” said owner Kelli McLaughlin.
Clothes with a Cause doesn’t keep any of the proceeds. Instead, 100% of it is donated to charity!
It began in 2017 when McLaughlin started selling clothing out of her living room to family and friends.
Fast forward to today, Clothes with a Cause is a 4,000 square foot store in Carmel’s Clay Terrace.
Each month, the boutique picks one nonprofit or organization to give their proceeds to. But this month is a little different.
Instead of giving to charity, Clothes with a Cause will give money directly to Hoosiers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s all anonymous. They come to me tell me what the need is, talk to our board, put together a package and make sure we can help them in some way,” McLaughlin explained.
McLaughlin says those interested in getting COVID-19 assistance will need to provide the proper documentation.
As for the rest of the year, McClauglin says her calendar is full.
Clothes with a Cause is booked out until 2022.