Together with the Broadway touring production of ANASTASIA, Broadway in Cincinnati is announcing an opportunity to help make dreams come true for financially disadvantaged girls in the tri-state area. Patrons are encouraged to bring new or gently-used costume rhinestone jewelry when they come to see ANASTASIA at the Aronoff Center, January 3-15, and those donations go directly to the local non-profit organization Kenzie’s Closet.
Most needed items:
- Rhinstone and faux gem earrings
- Rhinestone and faux gem necklaces
- Dressy clutches or small purses
Over 350 low-income high school students are invited to shop for prom dresses and accessories each year at Kenzie’s Closet, at no cost to these junior and senior high school students. Broadway in Cincinnati audiences can be part of creating the magic and the prom memories for these young ladies as Kenzie’s Closet is in need of costume rhinestone earrings, necklaces, bracelets and tiaras. Donations are also accepted in advance of the show at the Aronoff Center Box Office, and at all Appearance Plus locations. Tax donation forms are available at the drop-off locations.
Kenzie’s Closet is the unique nonprofit boutique in Cincinnati, Ohio that provides complete prom outfits for financially-disadvantaged girls in the Greater Cincinnati tri-state region. Junior and senior high school women who have been referred to Kenzie’s Closet from their school principal, counselor or social service agency enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime magical afternoon and select their complete prom outfit, all provided at no cost to the student. More than 3,000 students, all at, or below, the federal poverty level have been helped over the last 9 years. The idea for Kenzie’s Closet was planted when Brynne Coletti discovered that one of her daughter’s classmates at St. Ursula Academy would not be attending her prom because of the expense. Brynne anonymously provided resources to help that student, and the seed was planted for developing a program that would help many more girls. “I never dreamed that the idea for Kenzie’s Closet nine years ago would become such an integral nonprofit organization in the Greater Cincinnati community. I am grateful for the inspiring contributions of so many who help us continue with this mission,” said founder Brynne Coletti.
To volunteer at Kenzie’s Closet, to inquire about making a donation of a gently-used evening gown or bridesmaid dress appropriate for high school students, to make a cash donation, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.kenziescloset.org or call 513.733.7766.
ANASTASIA will play the Aronoff Center from January 3-15: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. Tickets for ANASTASIA start at $39.25. They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.
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