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You may remember last year when fun, fashion & philanthropy came into season for The Chicago Lighthouse. It was a shopping event of gently used designer wear called FLAIR. Well it happens in September again this year (so save the date) but to gear up for the event they need donations. Hoarding blister-causing Manolos, two seasons past Chanel, one size too big Marc Jacobs? Drop it with The Chicago Lighthouse-- its a tax-deductable donation. 100% of last year's proceeds reaching over $50,000 went to benefit people who are blind or visually impaired and the organization aims to make it even more successful the second year around. Special pick up arrangements may also be made in the Chicagoland area by simply emailing them. [Racked Inbox]