Frederick Douglass Youth Celebrate Fashion Week

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Recently arriving in New York City for fashion week, Australian-based clothing company Dresscode Initiative gave back to the community by hosting a fashion celebration at Children’s Aid’s Frederick Douglass Center.

After school ended on Wednesday, over 50 Frederick Douglass students were greeted with cupcakes and balloons as they entered the gymnasium for this special day. The youth participated in activities including balloon blowing, coloring and a story telling exercise. Volunteers from Dresscode Initiative then unwrapped the clothing that they brought as gifts, and the kids were able to choose from hundreds of scarves, shoes, boots, hats, shirts and pants to take home.

Founded in 1958, The Frederick Douglass Center provides essential services to children and families on Manhattan's Upper West Side, including a Head Start program for 3- to 5-year-olds, after-school activities, English-language training for adults and more.

The Children’s Aid Society and The Frederick Douglass Center would like to thank Dresscode Initiative for their tremendous generosity, making fashion week a special time to celebrate for our kids.

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