who we are
Boutique Unique is a secondhand and vintage boutique created to help raise long term sustainable funding for Centre Flavie. 100% of Boutique Unique funds directly support Centre Flavie with operational costs and ensuring the longevity of Centre Flavie’s essential services. Together, Boutique Unique and Centre Flavie strive to be effective allies in the battle against poverty so that the most vulnerable may live in a dignified manner.
What is Centre Flavie?
Centre Flavie is a Non-Profit Charitable Organization based in Saint Boniface that serves vulnerable and impoverished members of the community by providing them with essential goods at no cost. Centre Flavie is a volunteer and donation based organization that collects thousands of donations annually and helps upwards of a hundred families a day.
In 2019 alone, Centre Flavie received and collected nearly 18,500 donations and distributed over 54,000 household articles and bags of clothing. With our new centre opening fall 2022, Centre Flavie expects to serve thousands more each year.
Boutique Unique helps raise funds so that the Centre Flavie may continue to provide comfort and support to the impoverished and the vulnerable.
Boutique Unique and Centre Flavie strive to be effective allies in the battle against poverty so that the most vulnerable may live in a dignified manner.
Sustainability | Inclusivity & Diversity | Compassion & Respect
What we Do
Why was the boutique created?
For many years Centre Flavie has managed to meet demand by covering operational costs with government funding and monetary donations. However, with poverty on the rise in Manitoba, the need for Centre Flavie’s essential services is at an all time high. In order to ensure not only the longevity of Centre Flavie but the ability of serving thousands more each year, discussion of a long term sustainable source of funding such as a secondhand boutique began. A volunteer and donation based boutique containing a curation of unique secondhand and vintage goods was thus created.
What type of items are in the boutique?
Boutique Unique sells gently used items that are donated to Centre Flavie. Essential items are prioritized for the clients of Centre Flavie while collectibles, vintage, and items in excess may be selected for the boutique.
Boutique Unique will feature a curated selection of secondhand and vintage homewares, décor, furniture, clothing, books, entertainment, and more. Visit us in store to view our most recent inventory, check out our website for extra special items, and keep up with us on Instagram and Facebook for updates and behind the scenes!