Julie Woodley, owner of DressCode and DressCode Basement, stands among her merchandise at DressCode Basement. A percentage of the proceeds from the business’ sales go to local charitable causes.
Julie Woodley is working to help local charities through her new business.
Woodley has been setting aside a percentage of proceeds from her sales at DressCode BaseMent — which opened in May — and giving them to various causes like the food shelf program operated by the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties.
Woodley said she decided to first focus on the food shelf, hoping to help the program through the winter months.
“The food shelf has had funding cut and they need help to stay stocked,” said Woodley.
Feeding the community is a basic need that Woodley, who herself is a mother, feels needs to be met.
“Children should never in our country, state, county or city ever, ever go hungry,” she said. “Our children need to be fed.”
Though Woodley’s other business, DressCode, has been operating successfully on the corner of Bridge Street and City Hall Place, Woodley wanted to do even more for those wanting to spend less and help charitable causes at the same time.
“Our intent when we opened was to provide clothing as a very low cost, and donate a proceeds of the profits to local charities,” said Woodley. “We intended to be open every day, but with the success of the bag sales, we have decided to only have bag sales.”
The bag sales to which Woodley referred consist of selling bags of clothing at discounted prices the second and fourth weekend of every month.
As for the business itself, Woodley said things have been going well and, “with a few adjustments, I think it is going to get even better.”
DressCode Basement, located at 39 ½ Bridge St., is open the second and fourth week of each month from 12 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call Woodley at 825-2633.