WALKERTON – Located at 24 Jackson St. S., right in the downtown core, Momma B’s is a consignment store with a difference.
The store opened quietly, but now everything’s ready to go.
Operated by Bobbi-Jo Moran and a team of volunteers, the store features an appealing selection of quality women’s fashions and accessories – just what you’d expect at a consignment store that’s more like a fashionable boutique. There are one-of-a-kind earrings, sunglasses and unique clothing items. An elegant change room offers customers the opportunity to try on items.
Where Momma B’s is different is on the business side. This shop helps raise funds for GROW rooted in love Maternity Home. It also provides valuable job experience and mentoring for women who may need a helping hand with employment.
“It’s women supporting women through affordable fashions,” said Moran, “and it’s providing a service to our community.”
Right now, she’s paying market-level rent for the Jackson Street shop, and would love to see some sponsorship to help with that, so more of the proceeds could go to the women she’s striving to help.
She’d also welcome volunteers, to help make the consignment store a success.
Moran comments on the tremendous need in the community, not only for pregnant women with few resources, but for the growing number of people who are having trouble finding affordable accommodations. Putting food on the table, when fuel costs are making everything more expensive, is harder than ever. As always, she’s doing whatever she can to make this community into a caring place, where people who need help can get it.
Stop in at Momma B’s for a chat, and an update on what’s happening with GROW. Browse through the racks of clothing to give a welcome mid-summer boost to your wardrobe for a modest cost. Don’t be afraid to share ideas. Visit Momma B’s Facebook page to see what’s new.
Momma B’s is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times