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Unique Fashion Show Spotlights Dress for Success


What is Recycle the Runway?
Recycle the Runway is an exciting new event happening in the Quad Cities, with 100 percent of fashion proceeds to benefit Dress for Success Quad Cities. More specifically, Recycle the Runway is a cocktail hour with a unique fashion show where local designers will be challenged to create a runway ready fashion out of a bag of “unsuitable” garments. We will host 200 guests for a fabulous cocktail hour with beverages and yummy appetizers, a silent auction and raffle, and, a memorable fashion show filled with outstanding works of creative ensembles. Additionally, some of your favorite local vendors will be on-hand displaying their products and offering some specials exclusive to this event.

What is Dress for Success Quad Cities?
Dress for Success Quad Cities began in November 2011. It is an affiliate of a worldwide non-profit, dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women, which provides free professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Thanks to the generosity of the Bechtel Trusts, in 2014, Dress for Success Quad Cities moved to a 10,000 sq. ft. building, where they are only required to pay an annual rent in the amount of $1.00. Through this generosity, and the generosity of so many others, Dress for Success Quad Cities continues to grow and expand. One day, every low-resourced woman in the Quad Cities who needs appropriate work attire for an interview and a new job will be fitted.

In addition to suiting, Dress for Success Quad Cities offers women a number of programs to help them find and retain employment. Clients receiving services range in age from 18-60, with a large percentage of those clients being single mothers raising (on average) two to three children. The service Dress for Success Quad Cities provides is important to this community and support is desperately needed so that these services can continue.

When & Where:
Recycle the Runway will be happening Thursday, April 30, 2015. The fun begins at 4:30pm and will continue until 7:30pm. We are excited that this fun night of fashion is in the Gold Room at Hotel Blackhawk.

Design, sponsorship & vendor opportunities are available. Questions? For more information please contact: Deanna Woodall at 563-275-8749 or dwoodall712@outlook.com. Learn more at facebook.com/dfsqc or purchase tickets at getmeregistered.com/RecycleTheRunway.