Woodgrove Centre’s United by Denim event will take some financial pressure off local families during the back to school season. The event kicked off Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 am in support of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island.

The public is encouraged to drop off their gently loved denim clothing at the Denim Drop zone located in Centre Court until September 2nd. The first 500 people (12 years & older) to donate two pieces of denim will receive a $10 Woodgrove gift card. One gift card per person per promotional period while quantities last. The United Way of Central & Northern Vancouver Island will distribute the donated items to community partner organizations in need across the region.

“We are honoured that United Way is the charity of choice for this year’s United by Denim event. We see so many of our community partner organizations in need of donations, especially for back to school, which can be a very hard time of year for families,” said Signy Madden, Executive Director of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. “We are so thankful to Woodgrove Centre for putting on this fantastic event. Their hard work and the public’s donations will make a direct impact on the lives of families in our community.”

Visitors to Woodgrove Centre are also invited to decorate denim pocket throughout the event. All decorating material are supplied. This will give a stunning visual display of the volume of impact this drive will have on the community. For each pocket decorated and added on the wall, Woodgrove Centre will donate $2 to United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. Additionally, guests can enter for a chance to win a $1000 back to school shopping spree.

Mark Fenwick, Woodgrove Centre’s General Manager commented, “The Denim Drop is a wonderful and easy way for people to make a big difference in the lives of children throughout central Vancouver Island. Back to School is a great time for people to clean out their closets in support of the United Way, and we look forward to seeing the creative denim pocket designs! “

Denim of all sizes and styles are required for wide range of families. Please help support your neighbours with their back to school needs. For more information on the event visit: www.woodgrovecentre.com

 

United by Denim Event Schedule

Centre Court

AUG 17 – SEPT 2: Denim Drop

The first 500 people to donate two gently loved denim items will receive a $10 gift card. One per person per promotional period while quantities last, must be 12 years of age or older. Denim donations will be gratefully accepted at the United by Denim Drop in Centre Court until Sept 22.

AUG 17 – SEPT 2: Decorate to Donate

Drop by and decorate a denim pocket. All supplies will be provided. For every denim pocket decorated Woodgrove Centre will donate $2 to the United Way of Central & Northern Vancouver Island. Sponsored by Han’s Tailors

AUG 17 – SEPT 2: Contest

Enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Woodgrove gift card. One entry per person per day, must be 19 years of age or older.

DIY EVENTS

Woodgrove Centre will provide instruction, decorating material and a denim swatch OR bring your own denim item from home to personalize! *

AUG 18, 12 – 4 pm: Embellish Your Denim

Have fun with vinyl cut-outs, jewels, fabric markers and more! Sponsored by Below The Belt

AUG 24 & 25: Denim Style Event

12 pm & 2 pm:                  Fall Denim Presentation by the Woodgrove Fashion Stylists

12:30 – 1:30 pm:              How to Distress Denim sponsored by Bootlegger

2:30 – 3:30 pm:                 How to Create a Frayed Hem sponsored by Hudson’s Bay

AUG 31, 11 am – 5 pm: Embroider Your Denim

Have your denim item personalized with a monogram or choose from one of the available designs.

*This event is not a DIYEmbroidery service by The Print Doctor. Sponsored by Bluenotes

SEPT 2: Denim Drop for United Way of Central and Northern Vancouver Island

Last day to drop off your donations

For more information on the event visit: www.woodgrovecentre.com

Nicole Benson

Communications Manager, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island