Jennifer Richard – Director of External Communications
15 September 2009
The Junior League of Boston invites girls and their families, friends and favorite dolls to enjoy a fun-filled day at their newest fundraiser, The American Girl Fashion Show, at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common on Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 15.
“In addition to benefiting a good cause, this is an opportunity for young girls to see how past American girls, such as their mothers and grandmothers, used clothing to express themselves,” said Kara Hoagland, Junior League of Boston member and Chair of the American Girl Fashion Show®.
At the event, local girls and their dolls will model historical and contemporary fashions with the help of lively commentary, music and audience participation. Girls in the audience will delight in seeing the outfits of Felicity, Josephina, Addy, Kit, Molly, Julie, and Rebecca, as well as the contemporary “Just Like You” outfits for older girls and Bitty Baby fashions for the little ones.
The event will include refreshments, party favors, and door prizes, along with a raffle featuring an American Girl experience in New York City and items from the American Girl® Doll collection. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Boston’s community service programs promoting the positive development of young girls.
The shows being held Saturday, November 14 will feature a delicious brunch at 10 a.m., a cupcake tea at 2.p.m., and an elegant dinner at 6 p.m. The performances on Sunday, November 15 will be a 10 a.m. brunch, and cupcake teas at 1p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets range between $34-45 for children and $45-55 for adults and can be purchased by visiting www.jlboston.org.
About American Girl®
American Girl is one of the nation’s top direct marketers, children’s publishers, and experiential retailers. American Girl Programs is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations to present Fashion Show events to raise funds for children’s charities. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to “celebrate girls,” American Girl Programs’ events have generated millions of dollars for worthwhile causes nationwide.
About Junior League of Boston
The Junior League of Boston is an all women’s non-profit organization, which focuses on the health and education of women and children. Its members serve the greater Boston community through direct community service projects such one-on-one mentoring, educational programs for young girls related to health and the arts, and serving on the Foster Care Review panels. Members are trained to act effectively as community volunteers through an established volunteer leadership curriculum.