February 2017 Business in the Spotlight
DOVE’s Unique Boutique
189 S Oregon St, Ontario, OR 97914
Project DOVE was founded 36 years ago and has provided Ontario and the surrounding areas a safe place for those who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. DOVE’s Unique Boutique opened its doors November 18, 2000 as the result of a fundraising idea that was implemented by Ila and Ernie Staub.
DOVE’s Unique Boutique relies on donations for its success! Without donations we would not be able to keep our doors open and the dollars generated by these donations are used to support the programs of Project DOVE. You can find gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, books and some new items in our store every Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. In 2011, DOVE’s Unique Boutique moved its operation to 189 S Oregon Street as there was a need to expand our space to accommodate the generosity of our community.
The Unique Boutique is operated by a small staff and volunteers. There are always opportunities for people to come and volunteer their time, be it 1 hour, 1 week or every day. Because we resell gently used items there is a need to inspect, clean, determine pricing and display these items so our consumers can see exactly what they are receiving for their dollars.
The dollars generated by the Unique Boutique go directly to service clients of Project DOVE. Some of the services provided are safe shelter, individual advocacy, group advocacy for adults, teens and children, referrals to community partners and support for those victims to become survivors!