Kevin Jonas, Diggy Simmons + More to Take Part in Brooks Brothers + St. Jude Event Today
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:27:45
To celebrate the St. Judes Thanks and Giving initiative, Brooks Brothers is hosting a holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Madison Avenue flagship (346 Madison Avenue at 44th Street).
For the sixth year in a row, Brooks Brothers is inviting families to join them and enjoy an array of festive family activities, photos with Santa, holiday projects such as cookie and ornament decorating led by Kevin Jonas, Diggy Simmons and Paulina Porizkova, and special performances by Wynton Marsalis and the members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the cast of "Sister Act," and The Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble directed by Tyneshia Hill. Brooks Brothers' customers are invited to join in all the holiday merriment, which will also include balloonist Todd Neufield and other surprises throughout the store. To help guests get into the holiday spirit, eggnog, hot cider, and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Brooks Brothers' customers will be able to enjoy 20% off their entire purchase when using either The Brooks Brothers Platinum MasterCard or The Brooks Card. Brooks Brothers' customers can also enjoy 15% off when using other forms of payment. During this event, 10% of the evening's net sales will be donated to St. Jude.
Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & CEO of Brooks Brothers, said when describing the partnership with St. Jude, "We are very proud to continue our support of St. Jude and their tireless efforts to cure childhood cancer. Our annual holiday event has become a highly anticipated Brooks Brothers tradition and we look forward to welcoming everyone to help us celebrate this wonderful cause."
Since partnering with St. Jude in 2006, Brooks Brothers has donated almost $5 million to the hospital.
The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign was created by award-winning actress and St. Jude National Outreach Director, Marlo Thomas, and her siblings, Terre and Tony Thomas, the children of hospital founder Danny Thomas. The campaign asks customers to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not." Brooks Brothers has created several unique products for the campaign including, Brooksie and Brooke stuffed bears, the children's book Tales from Brooks Brothers, Introducing Henry's Unsuitable Adventure, a set of four Christopher Radko ornaments, a silk tie, cookies in a collectible Paul Brown tin and panattone in a collectible Paul Brown tin. The company will donate five dollars from the sale of each of these items to St. Jude.
6:00PM Performance by cast members from the hit Broadway musical "Sister Act"
6:45PM Performance by The Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble directed by Tyneshia Hill
7:30PM Performance by Wynton Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Balloon Art with Todd Neufield, Holiday Photos & Golfing with Santa, and cookie and ornament decorating to take place throughout the duration of the event.
WHERE: Brooks Brothers, 346 Madison Avenue, @ 44th Street, New York City
For more info, visit www.brooksbrothers.com.
What charitable causes are you supporting this holiday season?