👗👔 Pay-What-You-Can Formal Wear for Teens at the Be Happy Boutique

February 18, 2024

The Be Happy Boutique is an opportunity for teens to find the perfect outfit for prom, homecoming, or any formal occasion. With a "pay what you can" model, the goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy of special occasions by removing the obstacle of cost. 

Be Happy Boutique
First Two Weekends in March

The Streets at Southglenn
6851 S. Gaylord St., Suite 236, Centennial

Come in for an experience that will change your outlook on yourself and what is possible in your life.

Can a formal dress or suit really do that?  

We think so. By removing some of the obstacles associated with the cost of homecoming, we hope young people will understand that the impossible is possible.

All are welcome, whether you can offer $0, $5, $20, or more.

Our heart is that everyone has access to formal wear for homecoming, prom, or any other formal occasion.

Get a PEEK inside the 2022 Be Happy Boutique:

Location, Dates, and Hours

The Be Happy Boutique is "open for business" Friday through Sunday in Suite 236 at The Streets of Southglenn, 6851 S. Gaylord St., Centennial.


  • March 1-3
  • March 8-10


  • Friday from 3:00 PM–6:00 PM
  • Saturday from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sunday from 12:00 PM–3:00 PM

No appointment is necessary; just stop by!

Donations Needed!

If you have gently used formal dresses, suits, shirts, ties, purses, shoes, jewelry, and accessories, please consider donating them to the Be Happy Boutique! Visit to find a donation location near you.

You can also sign up to "adopt" a donation box. You will gather donations weekly, organize and sort them, and deliver them to the boutique before we open.  We will provide all supplies necessary.  

This is a great opportunity for volunteers of all ages.

The Be Happy Boutique is presented by Rylie's ARK.

Rylie's ARK was created in honor of Rylie Guentensberger, who died at 12½ after a freak accident and 28 days in the hospital. Those who knew Rylie will tell you that she sought to bring joy and happiness to those around her in every way. Rylie's ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) was created in this spirit.

Rylie's ARK is committed to organically spreading kindness through random acts — both big and small. Inspired by Rylie to live life putting others first and spreading happiness, the foundation aims to help individuals and families in times of need, sponsor scholarships for summer camps, pay sports fees, and much more.

Rylie's ARK is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Learn more at