We all have those days when we just want to slip on a comfy pair of jeans and head out the door to work. Wouldn’t it be great to also give to a wonderful cause while doing so? During Summer Denim Days 2012, supporting the Center was that simple! Throughout Denim Days, companies that normally require business attire allow employees to wear jeans to the office in exchange for a donation to a cause of the organization’s choice. Thanks to participating organizations, the Center’s Young Leaders Group Summer Denim Days 2012 initiative was the most successful to date, raising over $5,000!
Young Leaders Co-Chair, Erica Kagan, commented, “We are thrilled with the great success of this year’s Summer Denim Days, and we thank all of the firms that participated in this incredible collective effort to raise much-needed funds for the Center. These crucial funds help enable the Center to continue providing its life-affirming and life-changing services.”
Kristen Kentner, the Center’s Corporate Relations Officer, also commented, “Wearing jeans to work may not seem like a way to give back, but it is. By wearing denim each participant advertises that they support the LGBT population in the workplace. That is the message we want every employee to communicate to their colleagues and denim days are a comfortable way to do that.”
The Center would like to thank participating businesses Alcoa Inc., Cadwalader, Wickersham Taft, Chadbourne Parke, DLA Piper, Holland Knight, Kelley Drye Warren and Nixon Peabody. Fall Denim Days 2012 are currently being organized. For more information, or to reserve a Denim Day slot, please contact Kristen Kentner at email@example.com or 646.358.1721.