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TMI Partners with ACT II Boutique to Raise Funds for Our CONNECT Program

Updated: May 14, 2019

Toward Maximum Independence Shop for a Cause

Shop any ACT II store April 25 - May 9, 2018 and 15% of the proceeds from your purchase will go to Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) and our CONNECT program which assists our clients with developmental disabilities to SOCIALIZE, EDUCATE & ADVOCATE.

Please download this FLYER and bring it with you to ACT II when you shop!

Toward Maximum Independence CONNECT Night at Balboa Park

(CONNECT at Balboa Park)

Since 1981, TMI has been dedicated to assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, as well as the deaf and hard of hearing, to live, work and participate in their community.

ACT II is a family owned and operated ladies resale boutique, which has been in business for more than 35 years. Thirty-five years ago someone in La Mesa was selling a six week old consignment store. Dolores Buller was a stay at home mom for seventeen years when she found herself divorced and in need of a job. Even though she knew nothing about owning a store, let alone knowing the meaning of consignment, she took a huge risk and bought the store. This risk quickly proved itself to be the perfect fit for her family.

ACT II was first located on Lake Murray Blvd in La Mesa, CA. Over the years they have had numerous locations all over San Diego area. But for the last 20 years there have been two locations in the quaint, friendly and charming Village of La Mesa. Locations: 8321 & 8243 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942.

ACT II is run by Dolores, her daughter Deanne, and, now that her granddaughter, Jessica, is old enough she is starting to learn the business.

ACT II Owners Dolores and Deanne Buller

(ACT II Owners Dolores and Deanne Buller)

ACT II believes in giving back, throughout the years they have been very involved with the community. Both Dolores and Deanne have served on the board of directors with the East County Chamber of Commerce. Deanne has served as President of the merchants association. They have also donated time and money to the Salvation Army, as well as clothes to the less fortunate locally (i.e. The Closet on 54th) and in Mexico. They are big supporters of the Rescue Task Force, Shriners Hospital, and the San Diego Human Society.

When ACT II started and for many years after, resale was unheard of, now “resale” is main stream. They feel fortunate to have been successful for over three decades and we hope to continue another three decades if not more.

We hope you will take this opportunity to do your Mother's Day shopping at this wonderful family owned boutique while giving back to a great cause. We thank you in advance!

Toward Maximum Independence CONNECT Craft Night

(CONNECT Craft Night)


An estimated 1 in 6 people are born with a developmental disability. Just like you they are born with hopes, dreams and the drive to contribute to society. Since 1981 Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has transformed thousands of lives by providing assistance to children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them the ability to realize their hopes and dreams.

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