Get your outfits ready, Fashion for a Cause is coming back for a second year! This popular fundraising event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA and includes a fashion show with a mix of semi-professional models, Bigs and Littles, a performance from a local dance studio, a great silent auction, food tastings from local restaurants and of course, plenty of beer and wine. Models will be sporting the latest fall fashions from Ambler staples, the Free Shop and Tony Laguda Formal Wear. Kathy Romano from WMMR’s Preston & Steve Show will be returning as the event emcee.
This year’s event, presented by First Niagara, will take place on Sunday, October 13th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (the day before Columbus Day) at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Washington, just minutes away from last year’s location in Ambler. Event organizers are Gravity Hair Salon, Hot Hot Hot Entertainment, FVM Strategic Communications and the Free Shop. Joy Moody Photography will be back to capture party-goers’ red carpet looks.
*Tickets go on sale this week and range from $50 – $125. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so be sure you purchase your tickets soon at www.amblergives.com
Fashion for Cause
Sunday, October 13, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz of Fort Washington, PA – new indoor venue!
404 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034
More Info on Fashion for a Cause
Fashion for a Cause was created by several local Ambler business owners who wanted to start something positive for kids in the area by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA. The idea for the event came from the owners of Gravity Hair Salon, Joe Kaub and Kara Antenucci, and Anthony Vennera, owner of Hot Hot Hot Entertainment. Together they are huge supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters. They organized a planning committee consisting of various local business owners.
While Montgomery County has been ranked among the highest in the nation in income, it also houses areas with astonishing rates of crime, poverty, and failing schools and is home to approximately 20,000 at-risk youth. The goal of the event is to raise money and community awareness of the challenges faced by local children. The funds raised through Fashion for a Cause will help Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA provide their one-to-one mentoring program to more children. Last year, the non-profit agency served more nearly 3,000 children in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, but unfortunately, they have 1,500 more children on their waiting list. Children in the program have been proven to achieve measurable outcomes, like educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. In recent years, 96% of children in the program were not arrested; 98% avoided becoming a teen parent; 96% advanced to the next grade; and 95% avoided tobacco, drugs and alcohol.
Liz Semon: LSemon@bbbssepa.org or 215.790.9200