Goods donated to raise funds for family
As the township of Philipstown grieves the recent loss of beloved area resident and mother of two Stanzi Allan-Pouthier, several in the tight-knit community have pulled together to create a dedicated pop-up shop to raise funds for the family she left behind.
The Stanzi Store located in the Village of Nelsonville, features items donated by area residents, including an abundance of gently used clothing and shoes for adults and children, toys and childcare items for babies, housewares, jewelry, artwork, and other great stuff. Opening Day is Oct. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Proceeds – 100 percent – are being donated to Stanzi’s immediate family, including her husband, Paul Pouthier, and two sons, ages 8 and 4. In keeping with the kindness that Stanzi showed in Philipstown through her work as a board certified Holistic Health Counselor and dedicated parent and friend, there will only be suggestions for minimum prices at The Stanzi Store, as all items are being sold according to means and generosity of individual purchasers.
“The outpouring of generosity we’ve seen so far has been fantastic,” said Candace Cole, a local artist who has donated her studio space in Nelsonville to house The Stanzi Store. “Everyone is looking for ways to help Stanzi’s family, which incurred sizable medical bills throughout her struggle and has many more expenses on the way.” Those expenses include childcare as Paul continues to work and be a loving father.
The Stanzi Store, which artist Cole describes as “a yard sale in an art studio – with some very tasteful merchandise,” is located at 10 Peekskill Road, with its entrance on Pine Street in Nelsonville. For updates on hours of operation, see the Facebook page for The Stanzi Store.
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