The recently closed downtown Downers Grove gift shop Consider It Done will host one final sale Friday to raise money for a scholarship named for its late owner, Betty Jane "B.J." Boyd.
The sale will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 23 at Consider It Done, 5133 Main St., which closed Aug. 10.
Remaining merchandise will be sold at discounted prices, with 100 percent of proceeds going toward the Betty Jane Boyd Scholarship Fund for entrepreneurial women in El Salvador.
"The Betty Jane Boyd Scholarship Fund will provide educational training and business leadership programs for women in the Community Savings and Lending Program so that they too may have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their families and community," according to the scholarship's web page.
The scholarship is offered through Programa Velasco, a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and empower families and children who are enrolled in Centro Hogar, a pre-school in El Salvador.
"Just as so many people supported and believed in B.J., Programa Velasco desires to offer other young women students and entrepreneurs, in the greatest need, an opportunity study, live their vocational call and provide a fruitful life for their families. B.J.'s death does not end her influence or her mentorship, rather her death brings to life new opportunities and a new hope for others," the Programa Velasco website states.
Consider It Done opened in October 2000 using the slogan, "Come with Laughs, Leave with Treasures." The store carried gift baskets, whimsical clocks, humorous and inspirational wooden signs, picture frames, outdoor decor, baby gifts and more.
Prior to opening the store, Boyd made custom gift baskets for seven years out of the basement of Dream Interiors.
Boyd died in September after an eight-month battle with cancer. She was 60. What's up for you today in Downers Grove? Post an event on our calendar or share an announcement on the boards.