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Philanthropy

She’s International Boutique has donated over $19,000 to local charities over the past 19 years. Some of the proceeds include supporting the building of Melrose Park in the Northwest quadrant of the city, annual donations of hygienic items for the homeless population, monthly support for community incentives, and much more.

Our Stars and Ryse program assists homeless families in Roanoke City. Roanoke, VA is known as the Star City, and to commemorate our star, when a customer purchases a piece of star jewelry, a portion of the funds are donated to the United Way of Roanoke Valley. We hope with every donation, we can aid families to become more self-sufficient.

Multiple times a year, Diane hosts inner-city youth to expose them to the arts, culture, and theater. While hosting the youth, she educates them on careers in the aviation industry and open scholarships. A few of the excursions included theater productions In the Heights and High School Musical; A trip to the Taubman Museum of Art to visit the Afrofuturism Exhibit by Ruth E. Carter, along with a visit to the Historic Pinball Museum. Annually, She’s International Boutique works with the West End Center to host a youth fashion show as a fundraiser to continue its mission of educating children after school in a safe and nurturing environment.

Show your support of our community with our Star City jewelry! With each purchase from the line, a portion of sales are donated to the Roanoke Valley United Way RYSE program.
RYSE stands for “Rehousing Youth for Success in Education.” Each day, more than 600 students in the Roanoke Valley leave school unsure of where they’ll lay their head that night. RYSE targets to the 80% of homeless children who are not eligible for government-funded homelessness intervention programs. The program provides resources necessary to help them succeed in the classroom, developmentally, and medically.

I really like my store, but I love helping my community! My business gives me the platform to be able to engage in community charity. I don’t have Oprah money. I am able to bring people together who are able and willing to donate and I know who to call to volunteer. Everyday I leverage international relationships and speak with community stakeholders to make things happen. Simply, I want the homeless to know they are supported, I want the youth to know about career possibilities, and I want to expose more people to black culture in the arts, and facilitate the means to bring it all together. All being fashionable darling! I still want to do more! Kendra Scott is my inspiration.

Style With a Cause

Show your support of our community

Show your support of our community with our Star City jewelry! With each purchase from the line, a portion of sales are donated to the Roanoke Valley United Way RYSE program.

RYSE stands for “Rehousing Youth for Success in Education.” Each day, more than 600 students in the Roanoke Valley leave school unsure of where they’ll lay their head that night. RYSE targets to the 80% of homeless children who are not eligible for government-funded homelessness intervention programs. The program provides resources necessary to help them succeed in the classroom, developmentally, and medically.

80%

of Roanoke homeless children are not eligible for government support

10,700

Roanoke Valley children are living in poverty, affecting their ability to learn and thrive

55%

of homeless children in our area are under the age of 12

29,000

people in our valley live without adequate insurance coverage to access a primary care physician