Charitable Shopping Event at ARCO Raises More than $1,300 for Connections to Success
High fashion with a purpose! With the jobs recovery still sluggish, ARCO Construction Company, Inc. recently hosted a mobile boutique of high fashion at its headquarters with the proceeds benefiting disadvantaged women seeking employment and a better life for their families. The event raised $1,306 for Connections to Success, which sold secondhand designer clothing and accessories in its 53-foot-long mobile “Mystique Boutique” to ARCO employees, family and friends.
Connections to Success stocks and sells upscale clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories for women, donated by local boutiques, retailers and St. Louis citizens. Its mobile shop, which ARCO has also helped fund, features three dressing rooms and a side wall that folds down to become a stage for a fashion show.
Connections to Success is a nonprofit organization that empowers determined individuals with a plan and resources to achieve economic self-reliance. It offers classes, training, programming, mentoring and more, as well as free-of-charge clothing for women entering the workforce.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., ARCO Construction Co., Inc. is a general contracting firm dedicated to providing clients with the complete design/build package. ARCO specializes in the design and construction of office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, cold storage facilities, data centers, bio-science laboratories and research facilities, retail centers, multi-family buildings and healthcare facilities, on a local and national basis. The firm aims to make the construction process both enjoyable and beneficial for its clients and to exceed expectations through successful planning, design and construction.