Christopher & Banks Partners With Dress for Success Twin Cities and KARE-11 TV to Give Back to Women in the Community

Oct 14, 2010, 08:50 ET from Christopher & Banks Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher & Banks Corporation is partnering with the Twin Cities chapter of Dress for Success and KARE-11 TV to give back to women in the community through a charity drive.

Dress for Success is a non-profit organization providing disadvantaged women with business attire, a network of support and professional development tools to help them thrive in work and life. The professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support for their clients represents their commitment to every woman's ability to be self-sufficient and successful in her personal and professional life.

Christopher & Banks will be partnering with customers in support of Dress for Success by accepting donations at select Minnesota and Wisconsin Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks store locations. Donations will be accepted October 11 - November 2. An in-store discount will be offered to those making donations.

KARE-11 will support this partnership through their website, live-on air appearances and a three week series of television advertising communicating the Christopher & Banks / Dress for Success Charity Drive.

"Giving back to the community is important to us and is also something that our customers are passionate about," said Lorna Nagler, President and CEO of Christopher & Banks. "This is such a natural partnership for us, since both of our brands place a focus on dressing women for success. The idea of women helping other women really resonated with us."

Christopher & Banks is already known for giving back to the community through the work they do with the MS Society, Scholarship America and the Lifeworks program.

"We want to continue to find ways we might support and leverage the essence of who we are in the communities we are a part of. We believe that through our involvement on a local level, we can begin to make a difference," said Lorna Nagler.

About Christopher & Banks Corporation

Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based specialty retailer of women's clothing. As of October 13, 2010, the Company operates 789 stores in 46 states consisting of 528 Christopher & Banks stores, 257 stores in its plus size clothing division CJ Banks, two dual-concept stores and two outlet stores. The Company also operates the and e-commerce websites.

About Dress for Success Twin Cities

Dress for Success Twin Cities was founded in 1997 as an international not-for profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women. Dress for Success Twin Cities program transitions women towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs at work, home and in the community. The Twin Cities chapter is the second Dress for Success affiliate in Minnesota and joins more than 95 affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit

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