In our effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and support “flattening the curve” of the pandemic through social distancing, we have decided to close our physical store, Girl AGain boutique, for the month of March, perhaps longer. We are saddened to not be able to see you, but we are doing this for the safety of you,our customers, as well as our staff and trainees.
While our refurbished American Girl merchandise is not essential to anyone’s health, the revenue generated from our sales is crucial to funding Yes She Can’s job skills development program for young women with autism and learning disabilities.
We know our customers both local and distant, enjoy our dolls and accessories, as well as support our mission. And now that many of us are stuck at home, customers might find it especially uplifting to get a doll or outfit they’ve wanted. So, we do have other ways for you to order fabulous dolls, outfits, accessories and books.
Ways to shop with Girl AGain
Adding products to our web-based store can be done remotely so we are adding more one-of-a-kind merchandise to our website as fast as we can. Check frequently. Girl AGain Shop online
NEW! Care Packages:
Is there someone to whom you want to send a pick-me-up? We have several options at two price points (includes shipping)
- Bitty Baby package $19.95
- Girls at Sports package $19.95
- Doll hair care and PJs $24.95
- Girls in History package $24.95
We will ship orders twice a week.
The impact on our job skills program
At the same time, we are modifying our Yes She Can job skills training program so that our trainees can work from home while being coached remotely through the use of Zoom. Lesli Cattan, our Director of Training Programs, is working with Chandra Russell, our boutique manager, and work skills coaches Jennifer, Laura and Pam, on the processes to implement this.
Our trainees not only benefit from the skills development, but also need to maintain a routine, as well as engage in social interactions. Many of our program participants do not have a rich social network to connect with over the phone or through various social networks. We are concerned about their potential isolation and intend to maintain contact with them during this difficult time.
We hope to see you soon! Wishing you good health.
Marjorie Madfis, Founder and President, Yes She Can Inc.