Nice to meet you! January 05 2015 3 Comments
Hey there, world changers! This is Sunny, the gal behind WH Clothier, and I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. So, here we go...
Originally from the sunshine state, I graduated from the University of Florida in 2001 with a degree in business administration and economics. A month after graduation, I moved to Houston, Texas for my first job as an assistant buyer at Garden Ridge [now At Home]. I spent 2 years at Garden Ridge and left for Dallas with a fiancé [found him at Garden Ridge in the finance department] in 2004! After a quick stent at Rug Doctor and then JC Penney, I landed at Blockbuster buying Coke products and ice cream and was promoted to buyer over licensed product in 2008.
After 2 years with Blockbuster, I couldn't take the corporate "stuff" anymore. I had a nagging feeling that my purpose was somewhere else I had to go find it.
Enter, CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates - www.casaforchildren.org]. This ain't your run-of-the-mill volunteer gig, friends. As a CASA, you GET to advocate for children who are stuck in the foster care system. You get to show up when no one else does. You get to be a friend and confidant. A listening ear. The only consistent person in their life. For a year, you do everything you can to make sure the system does right by these kids and their families. It's exhausting [as I'm writing this, one of my kids, a 16 year-old girl, has been missing since Friday morning and I've been worrying about her and trying to track her down for almost 48 hours now] but SO rewarding. If you're looking to volunteer and leave a huge impact, check out your local CASA office. You won't regret it.
Ok, fast forward a couple of years to 2014. I'm still doing the CASA thing and looking for ways that I can do more good in my community and around the world. "You must be the change you want to see in the world" is probably my favorite quote [thank you, Gandhi] and helped drive me towards combining my buying career with my love of fashion thus creating WH Clothier.
My dream for this company is to celebrate fashion and individual style while supporting our neighbors both locally and around the world. How do we do that? Well, here at WHC, 10% of EVERY PURCHASE is set aside for a family, person, charity, or organization that is in need. To date, our world changers have raised almost $1500 which has gone to help a teen mom purchase a car and to CASA of Collin County.
WHC is so much more than clothes and accessories. This boutique is a place to buy beautiful things and make beautiful change. Won't you join us?