Charity runway event to benefit local foster youth
Local residents are invited to LOVE FASHION. GIVE HOPE., a fashion soiree from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Arden Fair Mall that includes a preview of fall fashions, wine, appetizers and prizes. Guests will have the opportunity to win Michael Kors and Oakley sunglasses, Hudson jeans, an iPad, designer handbags and more.
All ticket proceeds benefit United Way’s Women in Philanthropy, which helps local foster youth prepare for independence. Tickets are $30. VIP Access Tickets are available for $100 and include reserved seating at the fashion show, access to the Mikuni VIP Lounge, complimentary valet parking, VIP swag bag with $25 Arden Fair gift card, exclusive retailer discounts and five complimentary raffle entries. For tickets, visit www.lovefashiongivehope.org.
The event is part of the national Fashion’s Night Out and will take place in the Center Court in front of Nordstrom. Many stores throughout the mall also will host in-store parties, special offers and discounts. Participating stores include Ann Taylor, Art of Shaving, Bare Escentuals, Bebe, Chicos, Gap, J. Crew, Macy’s, Juicy Couture, L’Occitane, Michael Kors, Origins, The Body Shop, The Limited, Sephora, True Religion, White House Black Market and more.
United Way’s Women in Philanthropy brings women together to foster the future, preparing foster youth for a successful adulthood. A dynamic group of businesswomen, homemakers and community leaders, Women in Philanthropy members raise funds, hold drives and provide trainings focused on helping foster youth rise to their dreams. The group also is a partner in United Way’s $en$e-Ability project, helping foster youth become financially self-sufficient through financial literacy courses and individual development accounts that provide a matched savings program. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/wip.
Fashion’s Night Out began in New York in 2009 as a celebration of fashion, and to restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy and put the fun back in shopping. The celebration marks the kick off to New York Fashion Week, and all festivities across the nation take place from 6-11 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Disclosure: Kristin Thébaud is the marketing and PR consultant for United Way California Capital Region and works with numerous local nonprofits and companies that give back to the community.