Draper James Gifts Free Dresses To Teachers

By Ben Hamill - April 05 2020

Draper James Gifts Free Dresses To Teachers

So touched has Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon been by the creative and exceptionally selfless efforts displayed by teachers in the U.S. in order to enable children to keep on learning even when stuck at home during the Coronavirus pandemic, that her fashion label Draper James is giving away free dresses to the nation’s educators.

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Witherspoon wrote in a statement that she had learnt a great deal about humanity in a very short period of time, and that being someone forever eager to see only the good in people, she has learnt to look for the good and see the bright side of everything. She said that she felt enormously encouraged by how people were showing up for one another in a time of immense crisis, and that this was true particularly of teachers. Witherspoon then went on to congratulate teachers on what she describes as advocating for children by broadcasting lesson plans from their own homes and for figuring out how to keep on educating in the spur of the moment by navigating completely unknown tech-territory.

Applications Are Now Open

Witherspoon’s statement did not provide clarity as to the style of dresses that will be gifted to teachers, but according to the prices listed on her label’s website, the going rate appears to start around as much as $78. The Oscar winner has invited teachers to complete a form and to provide information such as contact details and a photo of their school ID in order to qualify for a free dress. Those eligible for the special gift will receive an email notification containing details on how to go about receiving their free fashion wear.

The actresses fashion line was founded back in 2015 and was named after her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon. The brand opened its flagship store in Nashville, Tennessee, during that same year. The line is very much a nod to the actress’s Southern roots and highlights a good and solid Southern upbringing.

Many Others Are Helping Too

Witherspoon’s appreciation of people and even big businesses showing incredible compassion in times of immense crisis and need certainly rings true when considering just how many individuals and businesses have pledged to help those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The majority of big corporations have pledged to help in some way or form, and what some U.S. businesses have pledged to do is nothing short of remarkable.

LinkedIn, for one, has announced that it has opened up 16 of its online learning courses completely free of charge. LinkedIn’s courses provide everything from tips on how to remain productive during down-times and build relationships even when it’s not possible to interact face to face, to training relating to conducting virtual business meetings.

Amazon too, has added its voice to global relief efforts by having hired 100,000 more workers, as well as awarding raises to existing staff members in order to help its work-force deal with the current crisis.

Microsoft has in turn said that it will continue to pay those hourly workers (non-permanent workers) supporting the company’s campus in order to keep its operations going.


Why is Reese Witherspoon giving teachers dresses?

To say thank you for their efforts to educate children while there are stay at home orders.

How much are Draper James dresses?

On average, around $78 each.

How do teachers get free Draper James dresses?

By filling in an online form on the brand’s website and submitting their details.

When did Reese Witherspoon open Draper James?

In 2015.

Who is Draper James named after?

Reese Witherspoon’s grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon.

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