We are committed to being good business neighbors and giving back to our community. Every year, we host and contribute to causes that are important to us and impact our community in a positive way. These are a few of them.
Autism Support Event
Autism is a lifelong disorder that affects the entire family. As the aunt of twin nephews with autism, May is committed to helping her family and others in the community living with this challenging disorder. That is why Chic teamed up with Melmark New England, is a human services organization for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), located in Andover. Our 2018 Autism Event raised over $2000, one hundred percent of which was donated to Melmark, to help fund support programs for people living with ASD.
Catwalk for Cancer
Combining our love of fashion with an incredible cause, Chic helps make a difference in the fight against cancer one strut at a time by outfitting models in the Central Catholic Catwalk4Cancer fashion show each spring. Proceeds from the event fund research, testing, and support programs that help local community members in their fight against cancer. Over the last 11 years, Catwalk4Cancer has raised over $250,000.
Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund
On September 13, 2018, multiple gas explosions and fires shook the Merrimack Valley to its core. In the aftermath, residents, and businesses in Andover, N Andover and Lawrence were left to deal with a multitude of issues including displacement, no heat, loss of business and business closings to name a few. To help our neighbors in need, Chic collected and matched donations to the Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund throughout the month of September. Thanks to the generosity of our customers and other supporters, we were able to donate $2000 to the GLDRF.
Breast Cancer Support Events
As a female-owned business, helping other women is important to us and during the month of October, Chic finds creative ways to raise money to support women fighting breast and other cancers. Last year we raised and donated over $200 to the Friends of Mass General Cancer Center which funds supportive care services for women undergoing cancer treatment.