I hate to wish away even a second of summer because we sooo earned it after last winter. But I must say, fall is my most favorite season. Especially when it comes to fashion. So even though today we hit 90, I am already starting to think about sweaters and boots.
I find the change of seasons is the perfect time to reassess your closet. I always do a thorough walk through and pull out the things that don’t fit, are out of style, or simply just aren’t being worn anymore. It takes time, but it is one of my favorite projects.
Then the difficult part starts. What to do with all the stuff I pulled out of my closet. Last year I piled them up and saved them for a garage sale. But I am so tired of garage sales. There are some great consignment shops here but I can just never seem to get my stuff there during the right periods of time. So often times they end up in a bin in my basement in limbo.
I have recently found out about a great program that helps me clean out my closet and benefits some of the most deserving women in the process. Look Good, Feel Better is a program that helps women living with cancer to feel better about themselves and the appearance issues they face while battling this awful disease. They provide free workshops and other educational resources that teach beauty and styling techniques to women who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and in that time, more than 900,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 15,800 group workshops nationwide in 2,400 locations. Amazing.
Recently they have partnered with women’s fashion retailer C. Wonder and Fashion Project, the leading online clothing donation and resale destination. Through September 18th, you can donate gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories in a donation bin at participating C. Wonder locations or online at Fashion Project. When you donate in store, you will get 20% off a C. Wonder purchase of $100 or more. The items you donate will be sold online by Fashion Project and 55% of the proceeds from each online sale will be donated to Look Good Feel Better. You can also shop for clothes at Fashion Project. I had never heard of this site before, but it is FABULOUS. Full of designer items at a fraction of the price.
There are 11 C. Wonder stores participating in the clothing drive. In addition to providing drop off bins, there will also be in store events on Wed. Aug. 27th from 6-8pm to celebrate the Look Good Feel Better initiative. There will be light bites, sips and styling tips. Ten percent of the sales during the events will be donated to Look Good Feel Better and any guest attending will receive 20% off their purchase during the event and a free tote with purchase. Participating stores include:
The Summit, Birmingham, AL
Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH
SoHo, New York, NY
The Shops at Columbus Circle, New York, NY
Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA
King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA
The Gate at Manhasset, Manhasset, NY
Roosevelt Field, Garden City, NY
Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington Station, NY
The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Indianapolis, IN
Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
Don’t forget if you aren’t near these locations you can still donate online.
Please join me for a Twitter party tomorrow, August 26th at 1pm EST to learn more about this great program and win some fun prizes. You can follow the hashtag #LGFBFashion4Good or RSVP on Twtvite. I can’t wait to chat with you more about this awesome initiative.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Motherhood and Look Good, Feel Better. As a daughter of a cancer survivor I was thrilled to share this program with you. All opinions are always my own.