Business owner uses Neosho city wide to give back

Flowerbox Clothing Co raises funds for Care Net
Business owner uses Neosho city wide to give back
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The biggest garage sale in Missouri brought people by the droves to Neosho.

People poured into town this weekend for more than 400 yard sales.

Sellers says business is steady, and it’s a good opportunity to make some extra cash for summer activities, as well as a time to reconnect with people who return to town for the sales.

But one small l business owner used the big crowd to give back.

Pineville resident Krista Cagle buys jewelry on the cheap from the Flowerbox Clothing Company in Neosho for her daughter’s first prom.

Cagle:”I was able to get a dress and now the jewelry, and now we’re good to go. Sara’s a blessing, she really is cause we didn’t know what we were gonna do.”

Cagle is one of many taking advantage of steep discounts — up to 75 percent off — inside and outside the store during the Neosho city wide garage sale.

Sara Burr, Owner, Flowerbox Clothing Company:”They’re not out of style. They’re nice clean good clothes, so it really is a steal.”

But the sale is about more than just great prices. It also serves as a fundraiser for the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center in Neosho.

Cindy Smith:”It’s wonderful. You know, it’s good that we can come along side people within the community and support one another in whatever they do with their small businesses like this, but when we can go together and go for a good cause, that’s the most outstanding part about the people and the places where we live.”

Care Net offers free services for expectant mothers, which include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD testing, parenting classes.. and even supplies like diapers.

Support that wouldn’t be possible without donations and support from people like Burr.

Burr:”My son and his girlfriend found out they were pregnant and they were both pretty young. They attended classes over there, and that helped them learn how to take care of a pregnancy and learned how to be good parents. So, it’s a wonderful feeling to give back to them. It’s very fulfilling too.. so it’s just great.”

Giving a small business the potential to make a big impact.

The city wide sale ends today (april 6th).. but Burr says Flowerbox Clothing Company is extending their fundraiser into Sunday (april 7th).