For old-time Parkies, the storefront at the southeast corner of HP Village was the site of Skillerns drugstore with its soda fountain where many tried their first chocolate soda and French fries. Well, now decades forward the spot where the Skillern’s cosmetics used to be sold is now Stephanie Anne, the jewelry boutique.
To debut her new line and the store’s “refreshed look,” Stephanie Anne owners Stephanie Anne and Anthony Burroughs came up with a clever way to draw the nonprofit supporters into the shop — 10-10-10.
No, that’s not the secret combination to the SA jewelry vault. The SA team selected 10 nonprofits that would receive 10% of every purchase made in the nonprofit’s name for two days for “10 times the fun.”
According to Anthony, “The organizations chosen were based on recommendations we received. There obviously are a lot of very worth causes but we tried to balance this as much as possible so we had organizations representing a range of issues – from the arts to children’s causes to healthcare to community programs, etc.”
Wednesday’s luncheon kicked off the project with all 10 profits being repped by a powerhouse group nonprofits show horses including Dallas Film Society/Dallas International Film Festival (Tanya Foster), Dallas Museum of Art (Julie Hawes), Dallas Summer Musicals (Mary Gill), Turtle Creek Manor (Nancy Gopez), Jewel Charity/Cooks Children’s Hospital (Olivia Kearney), Kids Come First Diamond Gala for Communities in Schools Dallas Region (Amy Turner), TACA (Ashley and Elizabeth Tripplehorn), The Trinity Trust (Lynn McBee), Wipe Out Kids Cancer (Gina Betts) and Wish Auction/The Dallas Contemporary (Capera Ryan).
Later Wednesday evening Mary Gill was still upping the Dallas Summer Musical’s chances by having her troops including former DSM chairman Stan Gardner and his wife Sara Lee in to see the newly-revamped jewel box of a store and up the potential income for DSM. She evidently read the fine print that said an extra 5% would be given to the group that had the most purchases.
In another part of the shop Melanie Mills and Ellen
Harbison were checking out the trinkets, while Paige Lane and Jennifer Metzger were deep in conversation.
Too bad the SA program isn’t a 10-10-10-10. What would have been the last 10? For the fundraiser to last 10 days, of course.
10-10-10 ends tonight, so shop-shop-shop.