Blossom Boutique provides FREE clothing to foster, adopted, and less fortunate children and youth. We rely on clothing donations from generous people who care about the needs of less fortunate children. If we are lacking in a specific area of clothing, we sometimes have to go and buy what we need. We accept gently used or new clothing and shoes at 902 B North Veterans Blvd in Glennville, Georgia.
If you wish to shop for your child at Blossom Boutique, please call 912-654-3318 and make an appointment. Please have children's sizes available.
On December 1, 2016, Mark and Linda Durrence lost their daughter Kristin as a result of a car accident. While Linda was not Kristin's biological mother, Kristin had been in her life since she was 5 years old. It was a devastating blow to them and their two daughters Sara and Mattie. They were living in Brunswick, Ga. at the time. They decided to move back to Tattnall County, GA to be closer to family and began attending a local church. Thats when they met Chelsie, Princessa and Juanita. They also met Zamora who was Princessa's daughter. The girls were in foster care. When Chelsie turned 18, she signed herself out of foster care and Princessa and Juanita were placed in their second foster home. Within six months, the girls had to be moved again but this time, they were going to be separated. The Durrence Family was made aware the girls were about to be separated and agreed to take them in temporarily until they could transition to their grandmothers in Florida. Princessa, Juanita and Zamora arrived with one black trash bag that was about 1/4 of the way full of clothes that didn't fit them and 3 toothbrushes and one hairbrush. The Durrence's took them shopping to insure they had everything they needed and more. The girls begged them to stay with them. After much prayer and with their grandmother's blessing, the Durrence Family adopted the girls in May of 2019. After some time passed, Chelsie later agreed to let Mark and Linda Durrence be her mom and Dad too. It wasn't long after that God showed them that they all needed each other. So much healing took place with the merging of their family. Through unconditional love and the planting of the Word of God, the girls blossomed. As a matter of fact, the whole family blossomed. Mark and Linda Durrence now have 5 daughters between their biological and adopted daughters and they are truly one big happy family. In spite of their unconditional love and joy of living in the blessing of God, Linda couldn't get that black trash bag out of her mind. What did other families do when foster children came to a new home with practically nothing? Foster parents don't get funding from DFACS right way if at all. In January 2022, The Durrence's and extended family began working on Blossom Boutique to provide free clothing to foster, adopted and less fortunate children. Blossom was officially opened and began officially serving families in February of 2022
Blossom Boutique for Girls relies on the donations brought directly to our physical location or mailed to us. We provide 7 suits of clothing for each child. Not only do we provide clothing, but we also provide toiletries and bathroom essentials. During prom season, we rent out our prom dresses for $25. It is our mission to help these girls feel their most beautiful and confident self by providing these items for them.
Blossom for Boys also relies on donations. The Boy's store is harder to maintain because boys tend to be rough on their clothing and are often not donatable. We tend to lack in every size in this store. We often reqest boy specific donations, and the generous people from our county and surrounding counties all over the U.S. are so gracious to do their best to meet our requests.
Donated items may be dropped by Blossom during business hours or shipped directly to Blossom at 902-B North Veterans Blvd, Glennville, Georgia 30427. Monetary Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 474, Glennville, Georgia 30427. You may also use the Donations button below our logo. (See above)
Blossom's mission is to be the hands and feet of Jesus by providing free clothing and hygiene items to fostered, adopted and less fortunate children through Blossom's Free Boutique. More than anything, Blossom's mission is to share the love and grace of Jesus to the world.
Blossom Originals is now open and located next door to Blossom Boutique at 902-C North Veterans Blvd. We sell homemade throw pillows, handbags, candles, kids pillows, bath bombs, jewelry and custom t-shirts. All proceeds go towards the Blossom's Free Boutique.
During the 11 days our daughter Kristin lay up in the hospital before the Lord took her home, I had an encounter with a young woman named Trish. Trish was very respectful to me. She was one of Kristin's friends and while she never professed her faith in Jesus, God used her to teach me about how we Christians miss the mark when sharing the gospel. I am a very direct person. I ask her "why do you not want anything to do with Jesus?" Her response was "I don't understand how someone that doesn't know me, hasn't even tried to know me, looks me in the face and one of the first things they tell me is that I am going to hell." I can't begin to tell you how much this resonated with me. While scripture does say those who are not saved do go to hell in the end and this is certainly truth, I tried to put myself in her shoes. She knew we were Christians and assured me that our family had never treated this way but that had been her experience Christians in general. The scripture about......"without love, we are a loud clanging symbol" immediately popped in my head. I wonder how many opportunities we have wasted due to being a loud, clanging symbol. The unsaved will not take the time to listen to us share the Gospel of Jesus Christ if they don't believe we love them without conditions. We must show them unconditional love. If we consistently love, perhaps over time they will learn to trust us and be open to the Gospel. Kristin passed away December 1, 2016, this conversation with Trish totally changed my perspective. From that day on, our family decided we would LOVE with everything we had. We wanted to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus. I think the verse "We love because HE FIRST loved us" says it all. I'm still blown away by the fact that God sent his only son to die for me and the world while we were yet sinners! Why? Because He Loved Us.....Perhaps we Christians could learn more about Walking in Love instead of being judge and jury.
Blossom is always needing volunteers. The most time- consuming tasks are sorting through donations and distributing them to the appropriate section. We also could use strong young men to help with unloading boxes, taking boxes to storage and moving items that are just heavy. If you as an individual, a group, etc. are interested in volunteering at Blossom, please call Blossom at (912) 654-3318.
Blossom would love to open an Education Center to help children and youth who are behind or even want to get ahead. The Education Center is on our wish list and we hope to open in the future.