Step Up Women’s Network is a wonderful organization based in Los Angeles that funds charitable programs that ignite women and girls to reach their full potential. Some of the great programs they have created include impactful after-school and weekend programs for teen girls from under-resourced communities, as well as programs that propel professional women forward through connections and collaborations.
The Container Store has supported Step Up Women’s Network for many years specifically in LA, but also their affiliates in Chicago and New York City. We recently participated in their 10th Annual Inspiration Awards, honoring actress and “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen, designer Trina Turk, and Color Force producer Nina Jacobson for their commitment to helping further Step Up’s mission of service to women and girls.
We outfitted one of the event’s Style Lounges with our elfa Shelving, creating a beautiful walk-in closet with the help of Trina Turk and Dogeaered Jewelry, who provided fun apparel and jewelry as props. We also gave the Step Up Teen Honoree a $500 gift card to help her get organized in her new space as she heads off to college, provided event gift bags to the 900 attendees at the event, and raffled off a $1,000 elfa Space Makeover!
In addition to Julie Bowen, other celebs were at the event to help honor her, including her Modern Family co-star Ariel Winter and actress Carrie Fisher! It was a fantastic event for an even more fantastic cause!