Shopping for a cause is now a regular part of the experience at Amy's Boutique, 1133 S. Charles Street. Each month, owner Amy Mutch selects a different charity to receive a percentage of proceeds from sales of the unique apparel, accessories, and jewelry that adorn the attractive shop. Sisters Academy, a Catholic, community-centered middle school for girls from families of limited economic means, particularly in southwest Baltimore, was the first charity selected. Students do not pay tuition for the 5th through 8th grade school, which is focused on empowering the girls "to become agents of transformation in their families, communities, and society," according to Sister Delia Dowling, SSND, President of the school, pictured above (left) with Amy during a recent reception at the shop.
Amy is taking suggestions from customers for future months."I'm willing to be as creative as the charity allows or encourages" in determining how to make this work," said Amy.