Diamonds and Denim Charitable Event Features Donations From Zales

Dress for Success Philadelphia will hold its first annual Diamonds and Denim Summerfest benefit on July 16, 2009 in honor of its first year of operation in the Greater Philadelphia region. The celebration will be held at the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge, and the highlight of the evening will be a diamond dig with more than $30,000 in diamonds donated by Zales Corporation. Proceeds from the evening aid the mission of Dress for Success Philadelphia: supporting disadvantaged women in the region who need help obtaining professional attire, job training, and career development advice.

Zales is providing a wide variety of diamond jewelry, including several pieces from their exclusive Celebration Diamond and Shared Heart collections. For $25 a scoop, each guest will have the opportunity to dig in the sand box to find a numbered stone, which will correspond to the winning diamond gift. Any unclaimed diamonds will be included in a live auction that will cap off the evening.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a silent auction, salsa dancing, the diamond dig, and a live auction. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and elegant dining cuisine will be available throughout the evening. The auction will include fine apparel, travel and dining, entertainment venues and tickets, portraits, and internship opportunities, as well as many other interesting offerings. For tickets please visit

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