In Calendar Girls, a group of women raise money for a good cause by posing nude for a calendar. In the process, they end up giving each other invaluable personal support as well.
It is only fitting then that during the run of Calendar Girls, Park Square Theatre has welcomed audience members to donate gently used professional attire or handbags to Dress for Success Twin Cities, an organization devoted to, as their website describes, “empower(ing) women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Dress for Success is part of a global movement to help women break out of cycles of poverty. For a fuller description of this amazing organization, go to www.twincities.dressforsuccess.org.
If you wish to donate any items, Park Square Theatre will collect them through Sunday, July 24.
Many of Dress for Success’ clients go directly to job interviews after “suiting up,” so please be sure that all donations are ready to wear, no more than five years old, and something that you would be proud to put on for an interview. Handbags are particularly useful to complete the professional look.
The response from Park Square theatre-goers has been terrific, and we extend a BIG thank you to all for your generosity!