Debbie McDaniel

The Thank You Project



Dear Debbie,

Some communities flounder without leaders. For years, you have ensured Five Points isn’t one of them. I decided yesterday that if anyone epitomized the heart and soul of Five Points it’s you.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Revente and have enjoyed shopping there for years. It’s great to have such a wonderful store with so much variety and gently used affordability. In fact, your store helped shape my new clothes shopping philosophy: there are already enough awesome clothes in the world.

Thinking back, I should’ve written this letter months ago when I saw the story about the Invest in a Vest fundraiser. It was you who saw the need, rallied the troops and made something happen. And, it was all in the name of community responsibility.

But earlier this week in the dreary rain, I was once again impressed by your generosity.

On Millwood Avenue with an hour spare, I finally popped into Revente’s Last Call for my first visit. Not only did I find two new-favorite designer tops, it was gratifying to know I was shopping at a store that benefits those in need. Your support of The Women’s Shelter gives me great reason to choose your store — one that few other stores can offer.

Part of my desire to shop there and at Revente, though, is you. Just as you support others, I want you to know how much I support you.

Thank you for your generosity and community spirit. We are a better city for both.



Julie Turner


The Thank You Project is a yearlong Wordsmith letter writing and blog project. I’m recognizing and thanking people who enrich my life and make my community an even better place to live.

4 Replies to “Debbie McDaniel”

  1. It’s always good to give back to the community! People are finally realizing all the good things they can do with very little time or money. People do notice.

  2. Thank you!
    I think many have the desire to help but just don’t know how. I am lucky to have shops with great customers like you that make it possible for us to help others.

  3. I’ve known Deb through our resale industry for many years, and she is unfailingly the most consistent, caring, compassionate person I know. It’s hard to be all that without being a Goody Two-Shoes, which, of course, Miss McD is most definitely NOT! Here’s to a woman I truly feel honored to know.

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