Ruby-Gordon Cares: International Women's Day

17 Feb, 2016, 12:42 ET from Ruby-Gordon Furniture

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruby-Gordon, a locally owned and operated Rochester, NY furniture and mattress store, will be hosting a community celebration event to honor the Women's Rights Movement on March 8th and 9th.

March 8th has been designated as International Women's Day. It is the day the world "celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women." International Women's Day has been celebrated around the world for more than a century, and this year, Ruby-Gordon joins the celebration along with the National Women's Hall of Fame, whose mission is "Showcasing great women, inspiring all." World renowned Caricature Artist, Philip Burke, will be center stage  in the Ruby-Gordon store creating a five foot tall caricature of Rochester's own Susan B. Anthony in front of a live audience that will include 7th graders from the Young Women's College Prep Charter School. He'll start with a white canvas at 10:30am on March 8th and work until 2pm that same day. Mr. Burke will come back the morning of March 9th to finish up the caricature.

"We are so pleased that Ruby-Gordon has selected our organization to participate in this celebration event and provide us an opportunity to showcase this international day," says NWHF Board of Directors President, Jeanne Giovannini, "We are encouraging all our supporters to join in the fun by attending the celebration, making an auction bid, or a donation on that day."

Toyia Wilson, Principal, of Young Women's College Prep Charter School located in downtown Rochester said, "We are thrilled for our young students to participate in this event and to be part of an internationally celebrated day. We are encouraging our students to learn about Susan B. Anthony, the history of the Women's Rights Movement, and create a learning opportunity while also having fun."

Raymond Ruby, Ruby-Gordon Chairman, said, "This is such an exciting event and we look forward to celebrating International Women's Day with the National Women's Hall of Fame, the students from Young Women's College Prep, and our community. With the Third Generation of Ruby-Gordon joining the company, we wanted to reach back out to the community of Rochester, and the Finger Lakes Region, and celebrate the greatness in our area and give back to the community that has been good to us throughout our history."

The Susan B. Anthony caricature will be auctioned off with the proceeds from the auction being donated to the National Women's Hall of Fame.

For more information about the celebration and how to place a bid for the caricature, please visit www.rubygordon.com/auction, or to make a donation directly to the National Women's Hall of Fame, please visit www.womenofthehall.org.

SOURCE Ruby-Gordon Furniture