Clothing store for low-income women opens new location

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JEFFERSON CITY - A company to provide low-income women with professional clothing was set to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new store Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Dreams to Reality planned to host an open house for the public to browse the store from 4 to 6 p.m.

The clothing store is targeted at women in need of formal clothing for interviews and everyday work.

In the past, the store only took clients on a referral basis, but the larger store at 500 Jefferson St. gives the company space for items to sell to the public as well.

Gara Loskill, the store designer, said Dreams to Reality served over 225 women last year. She said the company needed a bigger store, prompting the move.

Loskill said the company has been incorporated as a not for profit since 2000. 

"The founders, the group of women that started this, worked for the state and they realized that people were coming to work without enough clothing," Loskill said. "They were switching clothing out with other people that were working in the office in order to have enough clothing to be able to come to work each day."

Dreams to Reality's regular business hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m.

The company takes donations to supplement their budget.

People who are referraled to the company must make an appointment.

For information about referrals visit the Dreams to Reality website.

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