Support charity by shopping
A $40 Prada bag? A $30 St. John ensemble? This is the domain of Promises, a consignment boutique in San Francisco run by Rosalind Baitel that resells top clothing brands at its location a few blocks from Parque Omar.
“We sell shoes, bags, accessories and clothes with brands like Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Coach, Chanel and Kenneth Cole,” explained Rosalind. “Buying here is a great way for people to recycle and donate to their favorite charity without taking money directly out of their pockets.”
The reason why is that 100% of Promises’ profit is donated to charity after overhead costs are met. The clothing comes entirely from the generous donations of those who support the store’s mission. Rosalind’s success in pioneering this business model in Panama is the result of tremendous networking with executive directors and boards of leading charity groups in the country.
The story behind the store’s name harkens to Rosalind’s time as a teacher at Cristobal High School when one of her best friends passed away of Parkinson’s disease. According to Rosalind, “When I was thinking about opening my store, I recalled the promise I made to my friend, Janet, that any money I raised I would donate to a foundation to fight Parkinson’s.”
The colors of Promises’ logo are the colors of Cristobal High School and the symbol of the “P” in the name represents Parkinson’s disease. Promises works with over 40 charitable groups in Panama including Ciudad del Niño and La Casita de Mausi.
San Francisco, Calle 74
Centro Comercial Golf Plaza
Mon – Fri
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Facebook: Promises Panama