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Blue Jacket Expands With 2nd Clothing Store

Fort Wayne-based nonprofit Blue Jacket Inc. has expanded its operations with a second thrift-style business professional clothing store. A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m.

You are invited because you personally supported our organization at some point along the way, and we truly value and appreciate that. We specifically invited people who have an understanding of what we do at Blue Jacket or were instrumental in helping us to serve out our mission (to provide training and opportunity to any person with a barrier striving to earn gainful employment.)

Located at 5511B Coldwater Road on the same side of the Coldwater Crossing Plaza as Hobby Lobby, the ribbon-cutting kicks off a week of activities. The activities will be promoting Blue Jacket’s Fantasy of Lights, Career Academy and 2nd Chance Art Exhibit with raffles, sponsorships and fun events like a block party with refreshments and light snacks.

All items in the store are the product of donations and serves two purposes. Proceeds from the sale of the clothing go to Blue Jacket and we also provide clothing to all of our clients who come through our program. Over the last 4 years, clients have received 4,661 pieces of clothing from the store. In 2018 alone, clients received 2,813 pieces of clothing.