Amani's DC store (courtesy of AmaniDC)

Amani's DC store (courtesy of AmaniDC)

AmaniDC, a nonprofit boutique, is having its grand opening today and tomorrow in Mt. Pleasant. Amani is a peace-building organization that helps East African women fleeing from conflict and poverty. Their boutique sells handbags, jewelry, home goods, and children’s items made by the women. The organization is self-sustainable, operating on the profits made by selling the items.

Their DC store is opening at 3166 Mt. Pleasant Street and will celebrate their grand opening today from 2-7 pm and tomorrow from 11 am-4 pm. The events will feature raffles, free gifts with $25 purchase, African chai, and refreshments. I urge you to make it over to the grand opening, what a wonderful way to support a great cause.