March 21st, 2018- Versique announced today the launch of its seventh annual professional clothing drive in support of local non-profit, Dress for Success Twin Cities and Simon Says Give. The clothing drive will run April 16th-May 3rd and will conclude with a celebratory happy hour to be held at The Metropolitan Ballroom on Thursday, May 3rd from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The evening is open to the public and includes hors d’oeuvres, networking, live music, and a variety of activities including a silent auction, raffle items, entertainment by Kat Perkins, and more!
- Hosted at The Metropolitan Ballroom
- Live music by Kat Perkins
- Silent auction and raffle prizes include: Salon and spa gift baskets, rounds of golf, theater tickets, professional sports tickets and merchandise, food and brewery gift cards from some of the best in the Twin Cities, and much more!
Women’s professional clothing donations for the drive will be accepted at Versique’s offices from April 16th through May 3rd. The office is located at 6465 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 800, Minneapolis MN 55426, and is open from 8am – 5pm every weekday. Clothing is also typically brought to the celebratory happy hour at The Metropolitan on May 3rd.
Dress for Success accepts donations of professional women’s attire from the current season including: blazers, blouses, skirts, slacks, dresses, sweaters, shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry, coats, new/unused undergarments, and new/unused cosmetics. Regrettably, the following donations cannot be accepted: non-interview appropriate attire, sportswear or causal clothes, evening wear, used undergarments, cosmetics, dress socks, and pantyhose.
Financial donations are welcomed either online at our event fundraiser page (Donate Here) or by check. Checks can be made out to “Dress for Success Twin Cities” and can be sent to Versique’s office or delivered the evening of the Dress for Success Happy Hour.
Last year’s drive resulted in guests generously donating more than 200 bags of clothing and had nearly 200 guests in attendance. In addition to clothing donations, the event raised just over $14,000 in financial donations from the silent action, raffle, and other events held at the happy hour.
“We are honored to partner with Dress for Success for the seventh year,” says Chris Ohlendorf, Owner of Versique. “The organization makes such an impact on the community, and we are thankful to be able to help any way we can.”
Dress for Success Twin Cities 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. Versique’s company culture and core values prioritize supporting the community and finding meaningful ways to give back to local non-profit organizations.
ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Dress for Success is an international non-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 130 cities in 16 countries. Dress for Success Twin Cities was established in January 2010 and since then has helped more than 2,500 women. Visit the Dress for Success Twin Cities website to learn more.