THE 900 SHOPS PRESENTS ‘SHARE & SHOP’
From August 19 – August 22, donate gently worn items to local charities and receive a 15% discount at participating shops
CHICAGO (July 23, 2010) — Join The 900 Shops at 900 North Michigan from Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22, 2010 for a shopping event to benefit Dress for Success Chicago, Share Your Soles and The Glass Slipper Project. For four days, customers are invited to bring in gently worn items to The 900 Shops to be donated to these amazing organizations. As a thank you, The 900 Shops will gift shoppers with a 15% Share & Shop Savings Pass for every donated item; each pass is redeemable for one item at any participating retailer and is valid from Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22.
So clean out your closet and get a jump start on fall shopping – the more donations, the more savings on your purchases! In addition to a 15% Share & Shop Savings Pass, the first 100 customers to donate will walk away with a fabulous 900 swag bag. Participating shoppers will also be entered to win a $500 shopping spree to The 900 Shops and will enjoy the latest fall trends on display throughout the center. A special $10 ‘Share & Shop’ parking rate for five hours will be offered with a minimum purchase of $50. For more information, visit www.shop900.com/share&shop
Share & Shop will raise suit donations (in great need of plus-size clothing and professional jewelry) for Dress for Success Chicago, a non-profit organization providing new and gently worn (dry cleaned and ready-to-wear) career attire to underprivileged women; shoe donations for Share Your Soles, a non-profit providing gently worn or new shoes to those in greatest need around the world; and prom attire donations for The Glass Slipper Project, a non-profit that collects donations of formal dresses, evening bags, jewelry and unused make-up for those who would otherwise not have a chance to go to prom appropriately attired.
Participating retailers include: United Colors of Benetton, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Charles David, Mark Shale, Original Penguin, DNA 2050, Intimacy • Bra Fit Stylists, Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa, L'Occitane, Fogal, Bernardaud, Christofle, Sermoneta Gloves, Space 519, Scandia Down, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, Glasses, Ltd., Enchanté Lingerie, Preggers, Genevieve Lethu, Wolfhome, Caché, Alternatives Shoes, Yolanda Lorente, Isis, Lotton Gallery, Glove Me Tender and Northern Possessions.
ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 85 cities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK. To date, Dress for Success has helped more that 500,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.
ABOUT SHARE YOUR SOLES
Share Your Soles is a non-profit organization providing gently worn shoes to those in greatest need locally, throughout the US and to over 43 locations worldwide, touching the hearts of hundreds of thousands. Share Your Soles accepts all types, styles and sizes, including dress shoes and soccer and baseball cleats. With volunteers in 38 states to collect, clean and distribute shoes, efforts reach schools, orphanages and villages in places like Africa, Sri Lanka, Haiti and Mexico. Also active locally, Share Your Soles collaborates with community leaders like Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, on its efforts. For more information, visit www.shareyoursoles.org.
ABOUT THE GLASS SLIPPER PROJECT
The Glass Slipper Project is an organization giving junior and senior girls, who don’t have the good fortune to buy prom attire, the opportunity to find their perfect prom dress, free of charge, and attend the dance feeling confident, stylish and included. TGSP accepts gently worn formal dresses and accessories, as well as unused make-up. Celebrating its 11th birthday this year, The Glass Slipper Project has made prom dreams come true for over 16,000 young ladies, totaling roughly 1,600-2,000 per year. For more information, please visit www.glassslipperproject.org or The Glass Slipper Project Hotline at 312-409-4139.
ABOUT THE 900 SHOPS...
Anchored by Bloomingdale's, The 900 Shops features 70 luxury retailers on seven levels, including Gucci, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Coach, Club Monaco, J.Crew, Lululemon Athletica, Williams-Sonoma and many more. Over its two-decade residence, The 900 Shops has provided the Magnificent Mile with a diverse collection of luxury lifestyle brands, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining Michigan Avenue as an internationally recognized shopping mecca.
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