Palais Royal partners with us to open a non-transactional store for those we serve
On Thursday June 28, Santa Maria Hostel in partnership with Palais Royal hosted the Grand Opening of a brand new, on-site, non-transactional store that will be accessible to all women undergoing treatment at Santa Maria Hostel. This store is donated by Palais Royal, so the women of Santa Maria can come “shop” and fulfill their basic needs and the needs of their children.
Before the ribbon cutting, Nadine Samp, CEO of Santa Maria mentioned, “Santa Maria is about restoring lives and restoring hope. So, this store really represents the first opportunity for them (our clients) and allows them to see that they are in a safe place and where people are going to love them no matter where they’ve been because we know their past does not determine their future”.
In his remarks, Bill Gentner, EVP and CMO of Stage Stores said, “We know that it is so important to not just be in our communities but to be a part of them and give back. So for that reason, we have our Community Counts deal. For that it is such an important deal for us to make people lives better and I can’t imagine doing it at a better place than here, with you”.
If you’d like to help us keep this store fully equipped, we welcome gentle used or new women and children clothing. Please contact Cynthia Turner firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate donations.