Trashy Diva loves to give back to the community! Both locally in our hometown of New Orleans and nationwide, we are committed to supporting our society. We believe in building a strong community by offering our support to charities and those in need.
From holding vintage sales to benefit Hagar’s House, a local sanctuary for women and children, to partnering with The Cinderella Project by organizing a prom dress drive for financially-challenged young women to working with Tipitina’s Foundation to raise funds for their youth programs, Trashy Diva is always looking for ways to give back to the community. We’re also proud to sponsor a number of local talents and burlesque troupes!
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Scales & Ales at the Audubon Aquarium
Trashy Diva had the opportunity to be a sponsor of the New Orleans Audubon Aquarium Scales and Ales event. Proceeds benefit Audubon Aquarium of the Americas’ valuable work in education and conservation, including the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program and the Junior Naturalists and AquaKids youth programs. Trashy Diva donated $1000 towards the Audubon Aquariums' causes and several divas had an absolutely wonderful evening at the aquarium!
Wine, Dine, and Design, at the Audubon Tea Room
St. Charles Avenue hosted its second annual “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes luncheon, which featured more than 20 tables created from the ground up by local retailers and designers. From linens and chair backs, to glassware and cutlery, each table was a work of art. Proceeds from both the preview party and luncheon went to Operation Homefront, which provides financial and other assistance to the families of wounded warriors and our service members. Trashy Diva was a program sponsor for this event, as well as designed a fabulous table for the luncheon! See more images of the divas at the event on our blog!
Magnolia Ball at the Ogden
Magnolia Ball celebrates and benefits the Center for Southern Craft and Design at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, which serves to highlight the artistic contributions of craft artists and designers from the American South. Trashy Diva donated a dress from our Steel Magnolias collection to be auctioned off. Two divas got to attend and enjoy an evening of cocktails and fine art.
Other Donations and Charity Work
-A Toast To Our Heroes benefiting K9's For Warriors - donated a dress for auction.
-Animal House Auction benefiting Child Development Program - donated a Rockabilly Baby dress for raffle.
-Lung Force Walk benefiting The American Lung Association - donated a dress for auction.
-Acclaim Awards benefiting Form For Equality - donated dress for auction.
-Cinderella Project - held annual dress drive and collected prom dress donations & donated dresses.
-Soirée de la Société Internationale benefiting Save Our Cemeteries- donated a dress and brooch for auction.
-Chairish the Children at the Children's Museum - donated a mommy/daughter dress combo & donated money to attend.
-Arc of New Orleans Mardi Gras Bead Recycling Center - divas collected Mardi Gras beads to recycle and several volunteered to sort beads. For more about our event, check out our blog.
Tipitina’s Foundation Event
Trashy Diva opened its French Quarter Dress Boutique’s doors to an evening of shopping and live music to benefit Tipitina’s Foundation - a local New Orleans organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Louisiana’s music. We thank our customers who made this event a huge success! Trashy Diva was able to raise $2,000 to donate to the Foundation’s Sunday Youth Workshops which helps students of all ages learn to play with some of the region’s best musicians on the legendary stage at Tipitina’s Uptown club. For more about our event, check out our blog.
CHAIRish the Children
The Louisiana Children’s Museum hosted a 70’s disco-themed auction gala called CHAIRish the Children, in which Trashy Diva donated a dress and contributed over $1,000 to attend and also bid on items throughout the event. Divas donned their best disco attire and danced the night away!
The Cinderella Project
Prom should be a night to remember for everyone - the hair, the makeup, the dress! Without the perfect dress, you would have missed out on your very own Cinderella moment. The Cinderella Project of New Orleans is dedicated to making dreams come true for financially-challenged young women. Trashy Diva teamed up with this amazing organization by holding a month-long dress drive to collect gently worn prom dresses. Thanks to our customers, we were able to provide a total of 27 dresses (5 of which were brand new Trashy Diva dresses)! Read more about our dress drive here & sneak a peek at some of the diva’s prom photos here.
-Innocence Project New Orleans' Fall Fundraiser auction - donated a dress.
-Stuart Hall School Auction - donated a dress.
-Bridge House - donated various dresses, vintage & household items.
-Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company's Auctions in August Community Event - donated a dress.
Trashy Diva partnered up with Hagar’s House - a local non-profit sanctuary for women and children in New Orleans to host a vintage pop-up store during Art for Art’s Sake. During a month-long drive, Trashy Diva collected vintage clothing for men & women, vintage jewelry, and household goods to sell at our pop-up shop. The turnout was incredible! We cannot thank those that donated their vintage goods or came out to shop with us enough! With our fundraiser, Trashy Diva was able to raise $5,000 for Hagar’s House! Read more about the fundraiser here.
Dress for Success
To help local New Orleans women find employment by providing them with professional attire, Trashy Diva partnered with Dress For Success to hold a month-long drive to collect handbags. The bags that were donated both by our customers and Trashy Diva helped the women of this organization to build a professional wardrobe for both interviews and long-term careers! Read more about the drive on our blog.
We’re pleased to offer our support to local New Orleans performers! Trashy Diva is currently involved in sponsorships with the New Orleans Burlesque community with troupes such as Fleur De Tease and Big Deal Burlesque, and individual performers such as Roxie Le Rouge and Trixie Minx. Trashy Diva is proud to be a part of this revival of 1950s-style glamorous cabaret entertainment with deep roots in New Orleans’ culture.
In the past, Trashy Diva has sponsored The New Orleans Nightingales’ Revue - a showcase of 15-20 of the most talented female swing and jazz singers in New Orleans! For the past two years, the Nightingales have performed in the historic French Quarter Festival in Trashy Diva dresses!