Friday, July 13, 2007

Memphis Trivia Contest to Raise Money for Clothes for the Needy

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Calling all trivia night nerds! Here's your chance to show off your vast and useless knowledge for a good cause.

Dignity U Wear, a nonprofit group that distributes new clothes to the needy, will receive the proceeds from "Memphis Blues -- Midsummer Night Clues," a trivia contest at Christian Brothers High School on Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

So why can't needy people just wear hand-me-downs? The folks at Dignity U Wear believe new clothing instills self-esteem. The group was founded in 2000 by philanthropist and Holocaust survivor Henri Landwirth.

"I know what it means not to have clothes -- to be stripped of dignity and to give up all hope" says Henri. "And when I see children suffering indignities, I know we have to help."

And FYI: the organization has a pretty impressive board of directors -- journalist Walter Cronkite, astronaut John Glenn, and primate welfare proponent Jane Goodall.

For more, see the Flyer’s searchable listings.

Go here for information on Dignity U Wear.

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