Brittani Clancey's store, FashionPact donating more than $100,000 to local Anchorage Charities
Updated: Oct. 14, 2022 at 3:55 PM AKDT
Brittani Clancey had a dream to open her own thrift store and be an active part of her Anchorage community, the town where she was born and raised. So after getting married at age 18, having four wonderful children, attending college and getting her bachelor's degree in Business Management and getting her last child into kindergarten, she made her move. Her thrift store, FashionPact was finally realized in July 2021 with the goal to give back forty percent of every sale to a charity of your choice. That means exactly what it says: when a customer pays for an item they can instantly pick which charity they want their money to go to. Fast forward 14 months and Brittani and her little store have raised a whopping $100,000 for local charities all in the Anchorage area. Brittani has yet to pay herself or turn a profit, but what motivates her is the community and the prospect of a brighter future. It just goes to show how one person can make a difference by just being persistent, having a plan, a dream and a supportive family.
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