We here at AZfoothills.com have been working with Shante Saulsberry and her partner, Sheri, to raise awareness for Janice’s Women’s Center for Homeless Women and Domestic Violence. These two extraordinary women have put their heart and soul into this project, but now they are celebrating their newest triumph. The two have opened their new boutique in Phoenix, with proceeds going towards the purchasing of land, licenses, and construction of their center.
Now meet Shante, and her partner Sheri, and support their new boutique location!
Please introduce yourself Shante and provide us a little bit of background:
My name is Shante Saulsberry, and I’m the founder of Janice’s Women’s Center. A non-profit organization located in Phoenix, AZ, that supports women suffering from domestic violence and homelessness. My wife, Sheri Saulsberry, is the Co-Founder of the organization. We also own a for-profit business called “Janice Vaincre Boutique,” which we opened to help our non-profit with its financial goals.
People call us the “Dynamic Duo,” but I have a mission to help as many women suffering from domestic violence within our Phoenix communities as possible. To me, that’s “dynamic.” There’s a greater need to fill as it pertains to resources and domestic violence, and I’m hoping to fulfill that need and meet my goals in the process.
Congratulations on the new storefront. Tell me why you opened a new boutique?
To support the non-profit Janice’s Women’s Center to accomplish the $8 million goals to purchase the land and build our center.
Where did the name “Janice Vaincre Boutique” come from?
Janice is the lady who we initially tried to help. She lived at a bus stop in Ahwatukee by a Circle K; the word “Vaincre” means to overcome. So Shante always wanted Janice to overcome.
What kinds of clothes are you offering at your boutique? Are they all local designers?
All of the items in the boutique are donated items that are slightly used and or new. We always love the thought of mom and daughter shopping together as an experience the support a good cause.
Do you offer clothes for women of all ages and sizes?
Yes, we do. It is so important nowadays to represent ALL women and not just a select demographic.
Where do the proceeds of the sales from the boutique go?
The proceeds will go back to supporting our non-profit, the Janice’s Women’s Center.
Where can someone donate funds to the Janice’s Women’s Center for Homeless Women and Domestic Violence?
Any monetary donations are welcomed, and individuals can donate on our website.
The Janice Vaincre Boutique is located at 4302 E. Ray R. Suite 107, Phoenix AZ 85044.