Our History

 

Grand Opening

April 17, 2010: With the workforce reeling from the economic recession of 2008, Ali Kindle and Mallarie Zimmer opened Rung. Rung began as a retail store to help women and their careers through affordable consignment business clothing.

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Lydia’s House

2011: First private shopping event for current clients of a nonprofit organization. More than $3000 worth of clothes were given to participants.

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Sprung Opens

2013: Rung opened a complimentary shop next door, providing children’s clothing (newborn to size 14), plus maternity wear, toys, and costumes.

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Impact Through Initiative

2014: Rung had many community initiatives, including free Saturday yoga classes, growth opportunities for preschoolers, selling local art, and more.

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Retail Store Closes

September 30, 2017: Rung Boutique, the resale store in Rock Hill, closed — as the nonprofit organization behind it entered a new chapter.

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A New Beginning

September 2017: With the closure of the retail store, Rung is now working with new partners to provide women of the St. Louis area with the resources they need to succeed in their careers.

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