Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation.
The Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (CIAF) is a non-profit organization that connects people with information and resources they need to make an educated decision about cochlear implant surgery, and offers guidance and support to recipients. Michelle knew that to help more people hear, she needed a consistent means to support the efforts of the Foundation—enter District 23 Boutique. Michelle opened the District 23 flagship store in 2013 in Springfield, Illinois. This visually appealing boutique sells on-trend women’s clothing, accessories, home décor, gifts and more. District 23 was so successful, that a second store was opened in the fall of 2016.