Wantable Hosts “Hairspray” Drive-In Movie Fundraiser to Support Racial Equality in Milwaukee
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 – 2 p.m. CT
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Wantable will be hosting a family-friendly movie night featuring the hit film “Hairspray” on Friday, October 2, 2020. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Black Leaders Organizing for Communities.
The movie will take place at Milky Way Drive-In in Franklin, Wisconsin. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and showtime is at 6:30 p.m. The cost of admission will be $35 per car.
“I’m humbled and proud to serve our community,” said Jalem Getz, founder and CEO of Wantable. “This event lends the perfect opportunity to support our hometown as peaceful and positive activists for racial equality. It’s just the right thing to do.”
“Hairspray” was selected as the feature film for this event based on its ability to discuss the importance of racial integration and breaking the boundaries of social stereotypes.
Following the social injustices that shook the nation in late May, Wantable employees felt compelled to take action locally in Milwaukee. The company has taken a strong focus around peacefully and positively impacting the community.
“At Wantable, we are a diverse family,” said Tiffany Cooley, CMO at Wantable. “When it comes to doing the right thing for our community, we believe that we are stronger together.”
In July, Wantable partnered with local artist Charity Ekpo, and small business, Brew City Brand, to produce an exclusive line of Stronger Together products which includes t-shirts and face masks. These items will be available for purchase at the Drive-In Event. Proceeds from all sales of these items will be donated to Milwaukee-based organizations: Leaders Igniting Transformation and MKE Black.
“Everyone at Wantable was eager to help,” said Getz. “We will continue to grow and act until all voices, faces, and races are treated equally.”
For more details about the Hairspray Drive-In movie event hosted by Wantable, please visit the event on Facebook.
About Wantable: Wantable is a try-before-you-buy retailer with its headquarters in Milwaukee. Stylists create one-of-a-kind relationships with customers to deliver looks geared to their unique tastes, needs and wants. Wantable uses data to personalize and enhance the shopping experience to fuel the self-confidence of its customers.