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Tara’s Closet Will Pop Up in Bishops Corner

From left: Karen Fillian, Regional Property Manager, EDENS; Barbara Roth, Tara’s Closet Founder; Pia Rosenberg Toro, President, Jewish Family Services;  Anne Danaher, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Family Services in the pop-up space in Bishops Corner. Submitted photo

A new pop-up location for Tara’s Closet has been established in West Hartford’s Bishops Corner, where donations will be collected and people in need can select clothing to receive free of charge.


Jewish Family Services (JFS) and Tara’s Closet has announced the opening of a pop-up shop which will serve as a drop-off location for Tara’s Closet spring/summer collection, as well as boutique shopping for people in need.

The pop-up shop will be located at EDENS’ Bishops Corner in West Hartford at 345 North Main St., Suite L-030. Tara’s Closet serves all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

“I am so thankful for our partnership with EDENS’ Bishops Corner,” said Pia Rosenberg Toro, Jewish Family Services president. “Their generosity is a testament to their commitment to our community. Having EDENS as a partner will help us continue to work tirelessly to serve the growing needs of our clients.”

Tara’s Closet, a program of Jewish Family Services, was founded in 2016 through the generosity of Barbara Roth in memory of her daughter, Tara Savin. Tara was a bright young woman who suffered from bipolar disorder. She loved fashion and was all about helping others. In 2010, she lost her battle with mental illness.

“Our dream of having a dedicated space for Tara’s Closet in the heart of our community has become a reality,” said Roth. “It is with great pride that we will be serving our clients in need from this pop-up location. I want to thank EDENS for donating the space and for contributing to our cause. This location will help us better serve our clients with a premier store and lots of additional space to house our spring/summer collection.”

“Whether it is from being unemployed, dealing with health care costs or ongoing financial challenges many families find themselves in transition and could use help to meet their most immediate needs,” said Anne Danaher, CEO of Jewish Family Services. This clothing drive will help us improve the quality of life and restore dignity for families as they work toward short or long-term financial stability.”

Tara’s Closet provides clothing to individuals and families living in West Hartford, Bloomfield and the entire Greater Hartford area during temporary or long-term times of need.  Clothing for men, women and children will provided at no cost.

Spring/summer collection and drop off hours will take place on Wednesday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Tara’s Closet’s boutique hours are:

Sunday, June 2

11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Monday, June 3

11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4

11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged by calling 860-236-1927, extension 7129.

For more information on Tara’s Closet and Jewish Family Services, please visit www.jfshartford.org.

About Jewish Family Services

In partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and Jewish Foundation of Greater Hartford, the JFS mission is to enhance and strengthen quality of life through the Jewish tradition of caring and compassion. JFS Counseling, Education and Community Support programs serve the Jewish community and the community at large. To learn more about Jewish Family Services, visit jfshartford.org.

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