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Giving for the Holidays - PAAR: Our Newest Partner

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I’m sure you’ve all read the last Calligramme blog, but if you didn’t (tsk tsk), let me update you. We recently introduced is  MADI Apparel into both the online and IRL stores. MADI is the only intimate apparel brand focused on positively impacting all area of the underwear market. And their products are both cute and comfy. Best of all, for all intimates sold, MADI donates a pair of underwear to a woman in need. So if you buy something from MADI at Calligramme, a local Pittsburgh woman is going to receive a brand new, comfy-as-hell pair of underwear. How cool is that?

For the holidays we want to pass along a little bit of warm, tingly goodness to you. In addition to the buy-a-pair, donate-a-pair program, for every purchase over $50 from November 25th till December 25th, Calligramme will donate a pair of MADI underwear on them. Say you're feeling the whole MADI vibe and you want a pair of undies, bralette, and sleep top. You will be enabling us to donate FOUR pairs of underwear; one for each MADI item + an additional $50 purchase pair! Shop online, in our Etsy shop, or our Pittsburgh location.



Now, time for the new stuff. Calligramme is super proud to announce that they’ve decided to partner with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, or PAAR, for their buy-a-pair, donate-a-pair program.

Not familiar with PAAR? They’re doing some incredible things for the community. Their mission is to respond, educate, and advocate to end sexual violence. And the depth of their services is nothing short of astounding. PAAR provides in-person advocates for victims of sexual abuse. These people will meet victims and their families in both area emergency rooms and at police and court proceedings to provide support and information. They also make available both individual and group counseling as well as supportive counseling for those families of the victims’. These are kind people doing some truly incredible things.

The list can go on and on with PAAR. Aside from everything mentioned above, they plan and host prevention programs and group wellness activities like yoga and cross stitching. They even provide programs for boys and girls that focus on self-esteem, relationships, sexual violence, boundaries, and healing.

PAAR Coaching Boys Into Men from Pittsburgh Action Against Rape on Vimeo.


So next time you’re in Lawrenceville, stop by Calligramme and pick up a pair of MADI intimates for yourself (and for a friend!), knowing that you’ll be helping a local woman in need. Or if you’re not in the market for new underwear — but let’s be real, we always are — PAAR is always looking for donations and volunteers. So be sure to head over to their website to learn even more about these amazing and giving people.



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