This program was developed by Samantha (Sammy) Imrie of Sagamore Hills. Sammy, a life-long Girl Scout decided to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. Sammy and her mom, Linda, volunteered at The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) in Northfield where they organized clothing. Sammy learned of the need from one High School student that could not afford to go to Homecoming because her family was experiencing financial hardship. Thus the concept of Rockin’ Frocks was born. When Sammy approached the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio with her business plan, she received permission to start.
A “boutique” was set up in the Imries' dining room. As word spread, not only high school girls came in search of dresses but also a wedding party and women needing outfits for special events who enjoyed making monetary donations in exchange for a dress. These women loved knowing their money went directly to a teen in need. The amount of dresses and storage quickly outgrew the Imrie’s home and a space was acquired to set up an actual boutique shopping experience complete with dressing room space.
Our boutique also sells gowns to support this program. We are solely supported for and by the community. We receive no government money nor do we receive discounted rent, utilities, etc..
We are super sale shoppers and have great, new with tags, gowns from department stores such as Macy's, Dillards, JCPenney and Nordstroms. We are devoted to carrying all sizes especially junior plus.