Merci Accomplished: Charity Pop-Up Store Donates Nearly $3000 to Local Charities
The collaborative venture between Revival and Catherine's generated funds for four local charities.
Merci, a high-end thrift pop-up clothing store formed by the owners of Revival and Catherine's clothing stores, have announced that $2903.75 of the proceeds from the joint venture will be donated to the following charities:
(Arts) Public Space One $424.13
(Youth) United Action for Youth $710.51
(Shelter)Shelter- Shelter House $836.22
(Crisis) DVIP $932.89
The charities, and categories they represent listed in parentheses, were determined ahead of time by the store owners Catherine Champion, of Catherine's, and Sheila Davisson, of Revival, and were intended to represent the different areas important to the Iowa City community.
The items sold in the store were provided by local consignors, who then had the option of which of the four charities got 10 percent of each sale (donating to all four charities was also an option). The the remaining proceeds were split by Merci and the consignor. Some consignors, though, decided to give their portion of the profit to charity as well.
Champion, who has success with a series of downtown pop-up stores, including Merci and the Valentine's Day themed Valentine, said Thursday that she isn't sure what pop-up store she's doing next, yet, although she is toying with the idea of featuring art in the next one.