"It's all worthless and meaningless if you don't give back when you can," says Re:defined Boutique owner Jenna Boykin, who has recently brightened dark times for two families.
On Saturday, February 20, Re:defined Boutique donated a portion of the day's sales to one of Boykin's childhood friends, Lindsey Reed, who is facing a battle with cancer. Reed was recently informed that her cancer, that was previously in remission, has returned. "While this is heartbreaking news, I know Lindsey will remain strong and trusting in whatever the Lord has planned for her story," Boykin said. "However, the burden of medical bills can be overwhelming, and what she needs right now is comfort and community. Special things happen when women support women. When a sister is struggling, you do what you can to lift them up," Boykin said. A total of $600 was raised for Reed, and deposited to her GoFundMe account to help relieve some of the financial burden the family is facing.
Re:defined owner, Jenna Boykin
The tragic and untimely passing of Taylor Macrafic on February 21, prompted Boykin to do what she could to honor her memory. As a loyal customer of Re:defined herself, Taylor often wore her initial dog tag necklace that was purchased at the boutique.
Re:defined is now offering the "T" necklace to customers through pre-order, and is donating one-hundred percent of the proceeds to a cosmetology scholarship established in Taylor's name. View the necklace options and details here: https://redefinedboutique.com/products/heart-of-gold-14k-bracha-t-initial-necklace. To date, Boykin says that the shop has sold over 150 necklaces. Immediately after launching the necklace campaign, Boykin and her team got to work designing a graphic tee, a staple in Taylor's closet. The shirt will showcase Taylor’s signature “XO.” To stay up-to-date on the status of the shirts which are currently being designed, check out the shop's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/redefinedboutique. Proceeds of the shirt sales will be also be deposited into the scholarship fund that is designed to assist a Cheatham County resident that aspires to follow in Taylor's footsteps in the industry. The funds will help with application fees, tuition, and supplies needed to attend the cosmetology school of their choice.
To donate to this fund directly, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tmac-cosmetology-scholarship?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR3U6fFrsZsgeLeVnMHPVx1my2bhJZJtcHpuWF-j9fh94p0Ne1pFDvHe_lg
"It is my desire to not only help this beautiful girl's memory live on, but we have set the goal to raise $10,000 for Taylor's scholarship fund," adds Boykin.