We're celebrating the amazing women of VAMP with a special all-female cast performance of VAMP this Friday, March 10 at 10:30PM!
This special performance will feature an expanded cast of all the ladies of VAMP in one show. Donations will be accepted at the show to raise funds for local Chicago charity Thresholds Mothers Project. Audience members are welcome to donate additional funds online.
"The women of VAMP are proud to support programming for women and mothers, right here in our neighborhood [Lakeview],” said VAMP Chicago’s Development Director Amanda Jane Long. “It was a unanimous vote to select Thresholds Mother's Project to receive donations made at the International Women's Day show."
VAMP ensemble member Cat McDonnell added that she “was drawn to their [Thresholds] programs that support young pregnant and parenting women. Teen pregnancy is so prevalent in Chicago and many young moms do not receive the support they need.” She added that “Thresholds' Mothers Project offers housing, education and mental health services to young mothers as a means of alleviating some of that burden, so I think their organization is a very deserving beneficiary of our Women's Day show proceeds.”
ABOUT THRESHOLDS MOTHERS PROJECT
Founded in 1976, the Thresholds Mothers Project provides comprehensive assistance to mothers with mental health challenges and their children. Parents in our program are working to provide safe, healthy and nurturing environments for their children, while also receiving support with mental illness, homelessness, and/or the effects of abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences, As most are also making the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, The Mothers Project focuses on the acquisition of independent living skills, in addition to providing education and support to develop healthy parenting skills.
Thresholds is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.