Our Philanthropy directors (Emily DeDonker, Natalie Rock, and Clarissa Hoffman) have been working to secure and plan our three philanthropy events for The Fashion Show 2021. We are happy to continue our past relationships with Hughats and excited to start a new relationship with The SHOP.
This year The Fashion Show is excited to be partnering with Hughats again! Hughats is a non-profit organization recently created by Kris Abel-Helwig, a breast cancer survivor, who had the dream of making hats to comfort those going through chemotherapy treatments. Kris not only wants to help chemotherapy patients, but she also wants to spread joy to Alzheimer’s & dementia patients, in loving memory of her late mother. Volunteers for Hughats create hats, or 'hugs,' for children and adults in need of some warming up. Our team is hoping to send over 100 hats to children cancer patients, nursing home patients, and those in hospice care. Sign up to help us on February 27th 10-3pm in the South Ballroom at Iowa State’s Memorial Union to make some Hughats!
Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uu57ErWkya6wcUJXcQ-ODV7m0uhkkItSJHf0Pm0c55Q/edit#gid=0
We are proud to be partnering with Dress for Success Des Moines for the fourth year. Dress for Success is a non-profit organization that provides programs to help local women acquire jobs, retain their positions, and succeed in the mainstream workplace. Their mission is “to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” This year we will be creating a thrifting event in order to support dress for success while staying within the organization’s COVID-19 guidelines. We will be collecting donations from students, faculty, staff and the Ames community to help make this event a success. The event will be held Friday, March 26th from 10AM-3PM in the Pioneer Room in the Memorial Union.
Along with Dress for Success, they are beginning a new partnership with The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers). This is the local food pantry found on Iowa State’s campus that helps ensure food security with all ISU students and staff. Our Philanthropy team will be in partnership with our Fashion Week team to make this food drive possible.
The Philanthropy committee will be collaborating with several other Fashion Show events to collect clothes and accessories throughout the spring semester. If you have any items you would like to donate or have questions about the program, please contact email@example.com.