A core part of our mission has always been to use Frankie’s on the Park as a vehicle to give back to our communities in ways that benefit kids and involve our Frankie’s girls and their families. It is so important to us that every Frankie’s girl has the opportunity to learn the joy of giving back and to see that giving back can be as simple as participating in a charity Fashion Show, or helping gift a girl less fortunate than them a special party dress.
A sampling of the types of giving events Frankie’s has been involved with over the years is as follows:
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital Kids Fashion Show
For over 10 years, Frankie’s has produced the University of Chicago Kids Fashion Show, currently held at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel. Every year, this Fashion Show features 150+ girls and boys (patients and non-patients), walking the runway to the delight of 400+ audience members. This is such a special experience for all the kids as they together share the special feeling that comes from helping others while being a fashion star for the day! This event has raised close to $1 million since its inception, with funds raised supporting important patient care support programs that otherwise would not have been funded at Comer Children’s Hospital.
Annual Dress Events at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Every year, the Frankie’s team and a group of volunteer tween stylists take racks of party dresses to La Rabida and Mattel Children’s Hospitals and host in-hospital Dress Events. At these events, patients are invited to come pick out a special dress, get their nails and makeup done, receive goody bags and just get treated to a special afternoon of shopping with new friends that help them pick out the perfect dress! The patients and the volunteers absolutely LOVE these events, demonstrating the pure glee that comes from giving and receiving something as simple as a pretty new dress!
Comer Children’s Hospital Kids With Cancer Party
At the Comer Children’s Hospital’s Annual Kids With Cancer Party, Frankie’s on the Park sets up a pop-up shop where past and current cancer patients can come “shop” (on us of course!) for a new outfit or other favorite gifts and accessories! Frankie’s loves being part of this amazing afternoon celebrating these young warriors and their families!
In-Store or Off-Site Shopping Parties
Through it’s history, Frankie’s has always welcomed in-store and off-site shopping parties supporting charitable organizations that are near and dear to our customer’s hearts. Organizations we have supported for many years include:
All About Dance/FEJ Orphanage/Haiti
Children’s Research Foundation/Lurie Children’s Hospital
Jewish Child and Family Services
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
In addition to these types of events, Frankie’s on then Park broadly supports our communities through participation in school auctions and holiday boutiques, fund drives, Bar/Bat Mitzvah service projects and holiday festivals. We are ALWAYS open to supporting charitable activities that are near and dear to our customers hearts and cultivate the spirit of giving in all our Frankie’s girls!
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