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THE LOFT 181 STORY...

Loft 181 is a beautiful clothing store, where teenage girls in foster care shop for new and gently used clothing that is abolutely FREE! The Loft 181 experience is designed to make each girl feel valued and loved. Girls who have been abused and neglected, come in the store and discover that people care - that this beautiful store and all the clothes that fill it are there just for them. The girls feeling hopeless find love, acceptance and a new reason for hope.

THE NAME...

181 was the number of teenage girls in foster care, in Hillsborough County, at the time Loft 181 was created. The store has recently been relocated to a house, in Lutz, Florida. The original store was housed in “The Loft” at Idlewild church and thus the name LOFT181 was given. The name was chosen to raise community awareness and in hopes that the girls visiting the store would realize that they are not alone; there are at least 180 other teenage girls in their community, living in similar situations.