NCJW Designer Days 2013
Designer Days Kicks-Off November 7th with “We’ve Come a Long Way Ladies” Patron Event Celebrating 120 Years of Service
Hosted by Fashion Designer Kiya Tomlin & Fashion Stylist Bear Brandegee
Pittsburgh, PA (October 10, 2012) — On Thursday, November 7, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. at the Monroeville Convention Center, National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) will kick off the43rd annual NCJW Designer Days sale with their annual Patron Event. This year’s theme, “We’ve Come a Long Way Ladies,” celebrates 120 years of NCJW’s service to the Pittsburgh community.
“Fashions change, but community service never goes out of style,” stated Andrea Kline Glickman, NCJW Pittsburgh Section Executive Director. “Over the last 120 years, NCJW has created programs and services to improve the quality of life for women, children and families. Our programs continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of our community.”
Proceeds from the Patron Event and the entire weekend will support NCJW’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of women, children and family through advocacy and many nonsectarian community service projects.
NCJW recently launched the Center for Women to ensure that women in the community are able to achieve and maintain economic independence and self-sufficiency. Center for Women programs and initiatives increase financial literacy, build career-related skills, connect women with mentorship and internship opportunities and provide referrals to additional support services.
Honorary Chair for the Patron Event is fashion designer Kiya Tomlin; Bear Brandegee, Patron Event Chair; and Henry Krakovsky serves as the Chair for the entire Designer Days.
New this year for the Patron Event only - Mini boutiques from four of Pittsburgh’s finest designers:
• Kiya Tomlin: http://www.kiyatomlin.com/index.html
• Kelly Lane: http://www.kellylanedesign.com
• Emy Mack: http://www.emymack.com
• Sandra Cadavid: http://www.sandracadavid.com/home.html
In addition, we are pleased to welcome back the furs of Carl Herrmann to the event. All year long NCJW collects designer labels as well as name brands and sells them at this once-a-year shopping extravaganza, including: Armani, Michael Kors, Tahari, Escada, Lafayette 148, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Donna Degnan, Cole Haan and Stuart Weitzman. Some of the fashion world’s best names are offered at a fraction of the original cost at Designer Days. Shoppers can find new and gently-worn clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry for men, women and children.
Along with shopping prior to the public sale, Patron Event guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and birthday cake in a festive setting, and enter to win fabulous raffle prizes donated by local boutiques, salons and other businesses.
Sponsors include: Giant Eagle; Jamini Vincent Davies; UPMC; Wealth Management Strategies; WesBanco; CrawfordEllenbogen LLC; HDH Group; Huntington Insurance; Jewish Association on Aging; Kenny Ross Automotive; Kline, Keppel & Koryak, PC; Merrill Lynch; Robert Levin
Tickets for the “We’ve Come a Long Way Ladies” Patron Event are $40 per person and can be purchased on NCJW’s website (www.ncjwpgh.org), by calling (412) 421-6118 or at the door. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines and obtain first access to the best merchandise.
Designer Days continues on Friday the 8th with a preview sale ($20 admission, open to the public) and then a two-day free admission public sale on November 9 and 10, with all merchandise 50% off on Sunday.
Each year, more than 5,000 people —many of whom come year after year, and from out-of-state—visit the sale for great finds and great buys.
For more information about the Designer Days kick-off event or sale, please visit the event’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DesignerDays), the NCJW website (www.ncjwpgh.org) or contact NCJW at 412.421.6118.
2013 Designer Days Schedule
We’ve Come a Long
Patron Event Thursday, November 7;
6-9 pm Tickets: $40pp
To purchase tickets: 412.421.6118
or online atwww.ncjwpgh.org
Preview Sale Friday,
11 am – 4 pm $20 admission at the door
Public Sale Saturday,
10 am – 6 pm Free admission
Half-Price Sale Sunday,
10 am – 4 pm Free admission Merchandise 50% off
About NCJW Pittsburgh Section
NCJW PITTSBURGH SECTION MILESTONES: 1894: FIRST FREE KINDERGARTEN 1904: IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY 1911: PENNY LUNCH PROGRAM 1925: STUDENT AID PROJECT 1927: THRIFTIQUE 1929: LEAGUE FOR HANDICAPPED 1942: USO RECREATION ROOM 1957: ANATHAN HOUSE 1963: HEADSTART 1964: WOMEN’S JOB CORE 1968: JEWISH ORAL HISTORY PROJECT 1970: DESIGNER DAYS 1975: FRIENDS INDEED 1980: CHILDREN’S ROOMS IN THE COURTS 1983: COUNCIL CARE SENIOR ADULT DAY CENTER 1987: HOME INSTRUCTION FOR PRESCHOOL YOUNGSTERS 1989: SOVIET RESETTLEMENT MENTOR FAMILY PROGRAM 1993: KOMEN PITTSBURGH RACE FOR THE CURE 1995: SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY 1997: SILENT WITNESS 1998: SUIT YOURSELF 1999: PIC-A-BAG 2000: CHILDREN’S LITERACY PROJECT 2002: HERITAGE SOCIETY 2007: DESIGNER DAYS BOUTIQUE 2011: NCJW HOME CONSIGNMENTS 2012: PERSONAL CARE CLOSET 2013: CENTER FOR WOMEN
The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Since our founding in 1894, NCJW Pittsburgh Section has provided a safety net for women, children and families in need, establishing pioneering programs to meet unmet needs: the first free kindergartens and penny lunch program, resettlement support for newly arriving refugees, the program that would eventually become Headstart and so much more. We have rallied – and continue to rally -- for reproductive choice the protection of women and children from all forms of abuse and for laws, policies and practices that improve the economic independence of women. Today, NCJW’s nonsectarian community service projects include programs like the Center for Women that supports economic independence of women in transition; Suit Yourself Voucher Program which provides free business clothes to low-income individuals re-entering the workforce, Children’s Rooms in the Courts which are a safe, fun environment for young children while their parents/caregivers tend to family court matters and Silent Witness Initiative that raises awareness of domestic violence.
For more information on NCJW Pittsburgh Section, please visit www.ncjwpgh.org or call 412-421-6118.