Last year, the fine folks from The Finest produced a “Girls of the Finest” costume calendar to support Wounded Warrior. This year, they’ve joined forces with the USO themselves to create the next installment in the Girls of the Finest calendar! This is huge news for this great group of costumers, and hopefully we can all come out and support them along the way.
Check out the full press release below.
The Finest Announces Partnership for Upcoming Charity Calendar
The costume club’s annual charity calendar returns for 2016, with all proceeds to benefit its charity of choice
May 28, 2015
The Finest: A GI Joe Costume Club (the Finest) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) and the return of the Girls of the Finest charity calendar for 2016. The Finest will donate 100% of the calendar net proceeds to the USO, a nonprofit organization that has supported America’s troops and their families for nearly 75 years, providing critical programs and services through more than 160 locations around the world.
“We are humbled and honored to partner with the USO on this project,” said Scarlett Conn, the Finest’s project lead for the charity calendar. “A significant portion of our club’s membership is made up of active duty troops, veterans, and their families. Many of our own members and their families have directly benefited from the USO over the years, so being able to work with this historic organization and give something back is incredibly important to all of us.”
Established in 2007, the Finest is an international volunteer group of costume enthusiasts who portray G.I. Joe characters at comic and pop-culture conventions worldwide. Members of the Finest also support local communities and participate in military- and veteran-themed charity projects, including the annual Girls of the Finest calendar.
The 60-day funding period for the limited edition calendar is scheduled to launch in late May and run through the end of July. Finest members will appear at various comic and pop-culture conventions nationwide throughout the summer to promote the calendar and accept donations. Online donations may be made here:
For more information about the Finest and the Girls of the Finest Charity Calendar please visit www.thefinestcc.com or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/girlsofthefinest?fref=ts or Twitter using @TheFinestCC
About The Finest
Established in 2007, the Finest is the premier G.I. Joe costuming group in the world. With hundreds of members across the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, we portray characters from the G.I. Joe universe at various comic and pop-culture conventions around the world, and participate in parades, children’s events, and charity projects that typically support military and veteran organizations. To help us support this important project, and to learn more about the Finest, please visit www.thefinestcc.com and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheFinestCC?fref=ts .