The Give-n-Receive Inc.

FREE

Pop-up ​Community ​Boutique

THRIFT

Our Mission

We aim to bridge the gap in clothing insecurity and ​contribute to restoring faith in humanity.


At The Give-n-Receive Inc., we operate a Community ​Pop-up Boutique where gently used clothing and ​accessories are provided and accepted for people of ​all genders, ages, and sizes. You can bring your ​donations to any pop-up boutique or clothing drive, ​where they will be sorted and included in current and ​upcoming boutique events. All items are offered to ​the community at no cost, and there is no obligation ​to donate in order to receive items for free.

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Our Work in the Community

Our goal is to assist underserved communities by serving as a resource. We are arranging private ​and public pop-up boutiques in Chicago [and surrounding areas] in which we accept and provid​e free, gently used clothing and accessories for all genders, ages, and sizes. Moreover, we​ aim to highlight local businesses that emphasize community service and inclu​sivity.

Community

Upcoming Events

Pop-ups & Informationals

13

Neighborhood Resource Fair

[Informational Table]

6121 W Diversey

No boutique • no clothing accepted at this event

June

1PM-5PM

15

Juneteenth Jubilee Resource Fair

[Informational Table]

1145 W Wilson Ave.

No boutique • no clothing accepted at this event

June

11:30AM-2:30PM

22

FREE Pop-Up [Thrift] Boutique

Tatas Kitchen and Social

5700 W Irving Park Rd

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Business

Highlight

June

12PM-3PM

6

Tatas Tianguis [Market]

Full FREE Boutique, Vendors, Music, and more!!!

5700 W Irving Park Rd

JUly

12PM-4PM

10​

Juvenile Expungement Workshop & Resource Event

Informational Table

1900 W Jackson Blvd

No boutique • no clothing accepted at this event

July

1​2PM-3PM

20

JUly

12PM-3PM

Mommy & Me FREE Boutique + Viva La Mami Podcast

Blooming Bellies Chicago

5851 W Irving Park Rd

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Business

Highlight

Maternity, women's, children's, infants

25

july

4PM-7PM

FREE Belmont Cragin Youth Jam & Resource Fair

Informational Table

Riis Park 6100 W Fullerton Ave

No boutique • no clothing accepted at this event

3

1st Ward Back-to-School Fair

Jose de Diego School

1313 N Claremont Ave

Aug.

10AM-2PM

14

FREE Women & Children's Pop-up Thrift Boutique

Indelible Bliss

4342 ½ N Central Ave

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Business

Highlight

Sept.

12PM-3PM

28

North Branch Farmers Market

FREE Pop-Up Thrift Boutique and Farmers Market

6525 N Hiawatha Ave

Sept.

9AM-1PM

5

Tickets required • Free ENTRY • Note: This is not a boutique event

A Be•YOU•Tiful Gathering [FREE Expert Event]

Anne's Haven

7455 W Cornelia Ave

Oct.

12PM-3PM

19-23

FREE Pop-up BOO•tique [Costumes and more!]

Alderman Villegas Offices [Bricktown]

5629 W Irving Park Road

Oct.

12PM-3PM

2

Nov.

12PM-3PM

FREE Community Pop-up Thrift Boutique

Dunning Branch Public Library

7455 W Cornelia Ave

16

Thankful Thrift

Alderwoman Ruth Cruz' Office

5714 W Belmont Ave

Nov.

11AM-2PM

7

Dec.​

12PM-3PM​

To Be Announced...

Stay tuned for more!

Events Are FREE Entry And Do NOT Require Tickets Unless Otherwise Noted

The History

One Woman's Vision

Established in 2024 by Marisa Ikpoh, The Give-n-Receive was a mission originally put ​on her heart in 2018. However, lacking in confidence and connections, Marisa decided ​the notion would remain in her heart. Then in late 2023, the notion resurfaced again ​with even MORE direction and inspiration. Yet again, she allowed her fear to override ​her faith. She told herself all of the reasons she could never bring such a project to ​fruition and once again did nothing.


In January of 2024, Marisa heard a clear directive from GOD telling her it was time to ​move forward with the mission. In strict obedience, she began pulling things together ​and booked FIVE events within 2 weeks! She was excited but terrified, as she had NO ​CLOTHES to offer and her first pop-up was scheduled for 2 weeks!


She followed the additional directive to, "tell everyone", and began speaking life into ​the mission with people in her dance classes [Zumba and belly dance]. Within a week ​she found herself surrounded by clothing donations for all sizes, ages and genders! ​Her faith was overriding her fear for the first time!


Marisa now finds herself entering worlds she never imagined with confidence and ​cheer. The Give-n-Receive books out for an entire year within 2 months, with ​Networking and growth opportunities being limitless. She carries the flag of The Give-​n-Receive in her heart and is determined to continue forward to reach as many people ​as possible. When it comes to limits, the sky is just the beginning.


Help the Mission

Your contribution truly makes a difference. ​Whether it be to purchase more racks, hangers or ​add into the future expansion project, you ARE ​making an impact.

Outreach

Outreach Partnerships

Our mission and vision revolve around making a profound impact within the community by supporting those who are frequently neglected. To uphold this commitment, we plan to allocate 50% of our pop-ups and boutique locations to private events that cater to the most vulnerable groups. This encompasses, but is not restricted to:


  • Abuse Survivors
  • Refugees
  • Homeless Communities
  • Senior Centers
  • Those affected by emergencies

Community Events

Community Pop-ups

We recognize that the challenging economy has placed many in difficult situations, leading to sacrifices. Clothing is often one of the first things to go as it's deemed non-essential. This is one of the driving forces behind the creation of The Give-n-Receive initiative.


Join us to shop for FREE and alleviate some of the stress and pressure you may be facing.


Do you have clothing or accessories to donate? Fantastic!

Don't have anything to contribute? That's absolutely fine too!


Everyone is welcome to shop for FREE.

Open to the public

Local Business Highlights

Highlighting Your Business

We are truly passionate about collaborating with businesses deeply rooted in the community. We admire those that not only contribute back but also operate ethically, all while enhancing the value and security of society. As a result, we have set aside time and space to showcase your establishment with our boutique, directing more traffic your way and offering complimentary clothing to your customers and guests.


If our values and enthusiasm resonate with your business, get in touch! We are eager to explore potential partnerships and discuss how we can work together. Simply reach out to us, and we can take it from there.

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Sharing ​is Caring

While we would love to take our boutique everywhere, ​we have to restrict pop-up events to twice a month. ​However, we remain eager to consistently promote who ​we are and what we do.


If you are organizing, or are aware of a community ​event where we can showcase our offerings, please get ​in touch! Click the button below to provide us with the ​event specifics: date, time, location, and purpose. Let's ​spread the word and connect with as many people as ​possible!


T​ogether we can make a difference!

Frequently Asked ​Questions

Listed in no particular order.

Where do I donate clothes?

Bring gently used clothing and accessories to any pop-up or clothing drive event. details here

Do you wash the clothes?

No. Please be aware that donation sources cannot be guaranteed as smoke, pet free or otherwise.

How does this all work?

Bring your donations to any pop-up boutique or clothing drive. Items are sorted and added to racks on site [or retained for future boutiques]. Shop for FREE!

NOTE: You do NOT have to give [donate] in order to receive [shop].

Do you accept shoes, toys, or housewares?

No. We do not have the capacity. Clothing and accessories only.

Is this for women only?

No. We offer and accept clothing and accessories for ALL genders, ages, and sizes.

Are there any fees for events?

All pop-up boutiques are completely FREE to the Public.

Do I need a ticket to attend?

Most events do NOT require tickets, unless otherwise noted.

Do I HAVE to donate in order to shop?

Not at all. You don't have to contribute a thing. Come shop for FREE!

I would like you to bring the boutique to my space, how do I arrange it?

Email: thegivenreceive@gmail.com

Subject: Event Request

How did you come up with the concept of The Give-n-Receive?

What other non-profits or organizations are you partnered with?

See contributors here.

If you'd like to partner, please contact me.

I ​have items ready, when can you pick them up?

We do not currently offer donation pickup. Please bring your gently used donations to any pop-​up boutique or clothing drive event. Items will be sorted and added on site or held for future ​events.​

Do you accept/ offer undergarments?

No. Sure to space restrictions, we are unable to offer or accept undergarments ​UNLESS they are brand new WITH tags.

How can I volunteer?

We'd love to add you to the crew! Fill out this form and we'll give you details.

Meet the Board

Marisa Ikpoh

President & Founder

Maintaining and expanding the vision to reach and assist as many people as possible.

Christopher Ikpoh

Vice-President

Managing business and banking to stay updated on our current position and future direction.

Marcelle Medford

Board Member

Ensuring we stay informed and up-to-date on successful philanthropic strategies.

When you Give

You always Receive

Serving North Chicago

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773.340.0734

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NOTE TO SHOPPERS: ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT THE GIVE-N-RECEIVE INC., EVEN IF IN NEW CONDITION W/ TAGS, ARE PRE-OWNED. ALL ITEMS COME ​FROM VARIOUS SOURCES THAT CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AS PET-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, OR OTHERWISE. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE LEGITIMACY OF ​BRANDS OR LABELS. ALL ITEMS OBTAINED ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE GIVE-N-RECEIVE INC, MARISA MOMENTS, THE CREATIVE EXTREME AND ALL ​OTHER SPONSORS, CONTRIBUTORS, LOCATIONS, AND THE LIKE CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT DAMAGES THAT ​MAY ARISE AS A RESULT OF SHOPPING THE GIVE-N-RECEIVE INC. BOUTIQUE.

Contributors - Supporters - Collaborators

past + present + future

[within current fiscal year]