MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Standing alone on the corner of Cullom Boulevard & Highway 431 stands She's All That boutique.
The name stands for "She's all that God wants her to become," and owner Tara Furlough wants young women to reach that goal.
In less than two weeks the store will open for business, and each sale will help provide a future for the young women of new hope.
"The area of New Hope is really under-resourced area and have a lot of struggles with funding for school," said Furlough. "But there are a lot of talented children who I know can succeed. And that's what this is all about."
The boutique won't be like any other clothing store, in that each year they will employ at least six New Hope High School girls to not only work in the store, but take part in a mentorship program.
The girls help choose the merchandise sold in the boutique, work as salespeople, and receive a mentor in their desired field of study. Local female professionals will meet with the girls to offer guidance and inspiration.
Any profit She's All That makes beyond overhead costs, will go toward the Wings of Faith Foundation, that proves funding for the girls' college educations.
Furlough and Wings of Faith will host a fundraising event on May 30th. Money raised will go toward three Senior's college funds. It will also give the public the opportunity to learn more about the store, the foundation, and sponsorship opportunities.
The grand opening is May 31st. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 12pm to 6 pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm.