Portland, December 4th. 260 members of the Portland Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. celebrated the holidays with a mother/daughter tea and vintage fashion show. Catherine Waldram, Dena Horstkotte, and Tate Horstkotte posed in vintage dresses from the collection of honored guest, Esther Jantzen Moore (third from the left). The event was held at the Portland Golf Club and NCL members brought items for the clients of the Dress for Success Oregon program.
The vintage fashion show showcased festive timeless dresses. Some were from family members, resale stores, or consignment shops. Organizers explained, “The goal was to offer a sustainable message that you don’t have to just spend money on new clothes during the holidays. Instead turn your attention to family and save a little to give to your favorite nonprofit.”
The National Charity League Vintage Fashion show benefited Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success Oregon is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The Portland Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was chartered in April 1995 and was the first National Charity League chapter formed in the State of Oregon. National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is a non-profit national organization of mothers and daughters who join together in community involvement within local chapters throughout the United States. The goal is to foster a sense of community responsibility and strengthen the mother-daughter relationship. Daughters participate in a six-year program of philanthropic work, educational activities and cultural events.