New Bexley boutique sells gifts with a mission

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A new shop in Bexley is offering more than clothing and soaps to the area.

All proceeds from Just Cause Boutique go toward women recovering from abuse, addiction, poverty and human trafficking.

The boutique opened July 28, but it has been Kelli Beightler’s vision for quite some time.

“We stepped out and took the chance,” Beightler said.

Beightler may be the founder of Just Cause but the shop would not have been possible without the donations of items and money from others.

“We’ve had a great response in support from churches, individuals and business owners,” she said.

The women Beightler works with have been through tremendous trauma and usually end up on the streets, she said.

Money made at Just Cause is used to pay for resources like I.D. cards, transportation, court costs and doctor co-pays for the women in need.

“It’s a lifeline for them,” Beightler said.

In fact, many of the items sold at the boutique are made by women in recovery to help benefit others in the future.

Angela Russell volunteers her time at Just Cause.

Russell is six years clean, she said, and believes in helping others now, since she was supported by people when she needed it the most.

“You’d be surprised how a tremendous impact of love can be on women like me in recovery,” she said.

In the future, Beightler plans to offer workshops for women to learn how to make more of the gifts sold at Just Cause.

To learn more about the boutique and Beightler’s mission, click here.