Dress for Success Amsterdam will permanently place a unique clothing collection container in the heart of the Zuidas on Friday 13 September: the Dress for Success Container.
The Dress for Success Container is a global first. The clothing container is only intended for the collection of neat, representative professional clothing. The clothing that is collected directly benefits the customers of Dress for Success, people who are on their way to work and do not have sufficient financial resources to purchase a suitable clothing outfit.
What is Dress for Success?
Dress for Success Amsterdam is part of the worldwide non-profit and volunteer organization Dress for Success, founded in 1996 in New York. Dress for Success helps social minimums to find their way to economic independence by providing a suitable outfit, presentation skills and introduction to a suitable network for free. Dress for Success has now helped more than 1 million people worldwide. Dress for Success is now located in thirty countries, including the Netherlands. The Netherlands has nine branches, including & eacute; & eacute; n in Amsterdam.
The Dress for Success Container is a global first.
How is it? Dress for Success clothing container idea born?
The idea came about after a successful collaboration between Dress for Success Amsterdam (Corina Koekenbier and Ron van Kralingen) and law firm Simmons & amp; Simmons LLP (Paul Tjiam and Lotte Cuijpers). Tjiam: & rdquo; We were looking for ways to bring Dress for Success to the Zuidas. After all, here is the highest percentage of suits and suits in the Netherlands. Everyone has a suit or a pair of shoes that he or she no longer wears, but it is so cool that it can use a second life. & Rdquo;
Van Kralingen continues: & rdquo; so at a clothing container that would be placed on the Zuidas. But that had to be a very special container. The aspect of sustainability, or giving clothing a second chance, should also be a starting point. & Rdquo;
The clothing container will have a place on Claude Debussylaan, the busiest street in the Zuidas.
< p> Who participates?
Tjiam is a lawyer in daily life and has approached all major Zuidas law firms to sponsor the Dress for Success Container. A total of 11 law firms are participating: Simmons & amp; Simmons, Allen & amp; Overy, Baker & amp; McKenzie, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Dentons, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan & amp; Lovells, Houthoff, Linklaters, Nauta Dutilh and Stibbe. Van Kralingen has asked his former employer ABN Amro. They were also willing to sponsor.
Everyone has a suit or a pair of shoes that he or she no longer wears.
The plan is that in more containers will be placed in the future (in the Netherlands and abroad). Naturally, there is always a need for more sponsorship. All companies & ndash; Zuidas or not & ndash; are welcome. The names of the sponsoring companies appear on the container.
Official placement + & lsquo; open air & rsquo; fashion show: Friday, September 13
The placement of the Dress for Success Container is on Friday, September 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the place where the clothing container will be located: Claude Debussylaan on the corner of Aaron Coplandstraat. The clothing container is opened via a & lsquo; open air & rsquo; fashion show. Various well-known Dutch people are present, including Dress for Success ambassador Patty Zomer, singer Edsilia Rombley and folk singer Quincy.
More information or sign up to be present? Send an e-mail to event and organization agency BRNDRZ, which the organization voluntarily undertakes, via firstname.lastname@example.org.