The seventh annual Go Casual for Justice jeans day fundraiser will kick off on October 26, 2015. While the campaign runs until November 20, donations will be counted until the end of the fiscal year to give workplaces more time to participate. Information about registration to come soon!
What is Go Casual for Justice? Go Casual is a city-wide denim day fundraiser that started seven years ago, with 30 law firms raising a total of $30,000 to support DC's legal services providers. Last year, 60 law firms, corporate law departments, banks, and other workplaces participated and raised over $70,000.
What does Go Casual for Justice support? Funds raised support the DC Bar Foundation’s legal services grants, training, and loan repayment assistance programs benefiting local legal aid organizations.
How does Go Casual for Justice work? Once your organization is registered, employees are encouraged to donate $5 (or more!) to wear denim (or costumes, or jerseys, or other creative ideas) on a designated "Go Casual day." Donors can make a gift online or via check or cash. Each workplace's Team Leader(s) will collect checks and cash donations and send them to DCBF after the event.
How do I ensure Go Casual for Justice is a success? Creativity and participation are key. Feel free to customize the event to "suit" the culture of your workplace. Some organizations are very competitive, with the losing team having to wear a silly costume or the winning team earning a denim day once a month for the rest of the year, for instance. Check out what companies have done in the past by browsing through previous years' photos.
For more information, please contact Dave Stone, Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-467-3750 Ext. 15.