Clothing Swap & Sewing Campaign
Press Release 2011
The Compassion Fashion Project hosts Divas Dressing Darlings An Event to Benefit Disadvantaged Children in Africa The Compassion Fashion Project teamed up with Little Rock Fashion Week to host a benefit to collect pillowcases for the international non-profit, Little Dresses for Africa. The pillowcases were collected at this event and distributed to our team of participating Fashion Designers who then sewed them into adorable dresses for little girls in Africa. A follow-up photo shoot was held to display some of the final pillowcase dress designs. Dresses were shipped to Little Dresses for Africa in order for them to reach the children who needed them most. On June 16, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at RK Collections, The Compassion Fashion Project and Little Rock Fashion Week invited the public to bring in new or gently used pillowcases to the event, Divas Dressing Darlings. Sponsors for this event included Bobby Haws Photography, RK Collections, THINK Magazine, Colonial Wine & Spirits, Jessica Carder Band, and Sign Expo. The festivities includes wine, cupcakes, music, speakers, shopping and an unlimited supply of fun. The event benefits children living in Africa by distributing dresses to orphaned girls in remote villages. Founder of Little Dresses for Africa, Rachel O’Neil, is quoted as saying, “Because of the widespread of the AIDS pandemic, little girls are often left to be the primary caregivers of their young siblings. Along with being something they need, distributing dresses gives us the opportunity to hold camps and informal teaching sessions to increase their knowledge in nutrition, sanitation, and promote good health and family skills.”
RK Collections at The Promenade
Brandon D. Campbell, Producer of Little Rock Fashion Week speaks about his involvement with Divas Dressing Darlings.
The Jessica Carder Band.
(Left) Child Jewelry Designer, Cherysh Corning (Right) Project Runway Fashion Designer, Korto Momolu.
Beth Goodrich, Executive Director of the Central Arkansas Womenâ€™s Shelter, speaks about violence against women and children.
Chatter and fun at this CFP special event.
Guests enjoy mingling and sipping wine while CFP raises pillowcases for our Divas Dressing Darlings program.
The RK Collectionsâ€™ Darlings with Korto Momolu
(Left) CFP Volunteer, Amber Davis (Right) CFP Volunteer, Patty Ellis, who later delivered some of the dresses we coordinated from this event to Kenya on a surgical mission trip.
(Left) Project Runway Fashion Designer, Korto Momolu (Right) CFP Director, Meredith Corning.
Two pillowcase dresses sent to Little Dresses for Africa resulting from this event.
A Special Thank You to RK Collections Colonial Wine & Spirits Todayâ€™s THV Monika Rued Little Rock Fashion Week THINK Magazine Korto Momolu The Jessica Carder Band Sign Expo Bobby Haws Photography All CFP Volunteers
The Compassion Fashion Project hosts
Your Girl Friend’s Closet
An event to benefit the Non-Profit Women and Children First The Compassion Fashion Project partnered with Today’s THV Channel 11 to host a benefit to for the 501(c)3 nonprofit, Women and Children First. Guests were asked to bring unwanted, new or gently loved accessories, fashion items, or personal care products to swap or donate straight away. Participants in swap exchanged their last season items for something new and fabulous for their wardrobe. Upon closure of the event all items left were donated to Women and Children First. Silent Auction items were also available to bid on by guests and 100% of those proceeds went directly to Women and Children First.
On November 10, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Bar Louie, The Compassion Fashion Project and Today’s THV Channel 11 invited the public to attend Your Girl Friend’s Closet. Sponsors for this event included Bobby Haws Photography, Bar Louie, N’chole Feroce, Just Faux Fun Furs, Novel Approach, and Park Lane. The festivities included a silent auction, swapping goods, wine and food catered by Bar Louie, and a great night out with your girlfriends. Fashion Designer, Jo Claire Dodson of Just Faux Fun Furs crafted faux fur children’s pieces from various fabrics and Compassion Fashion Project donated those on the evening as well. This event benefited the residents of the shelter and 501(c)3 non-profit, Women and Children First. Public Relations Coordinator for Women and Children, is quoted as saying, “Compassion Fashion Project is a group of women who do drives, events, and more for non-profits that focus on women and/or children. HUGE blessing to stumble upon. I work at Women and Children First-a domestic violence safe home for women/kids and these ladies do wonders for organizations like mine”.
Silent auction items by Novel Approach jewelry.
Your Girl Friendâ€™s Closet was held in a party room at Bar Louie seen here.
Silent auction bracelet by Park Lane jewelry.
Silent auction dress by Nâ€™chole Feroce. (Left) Nâ€™chole Feroce designer, Sheila Scott and (right) winner of this silent auction piece.
Guests were asked to bring clothing, accessories, and personal care products for donation to Women and Children First. Volunteers seen here sorting through personal care items.
Guests swapping, shopping, and mingling.
(Left) Public Relations Coordinator for Women and Children First with (right) Fashion Designer for Hilary Clinton, Jamileh Kamran.
(Left) Executive Producer of Little Rock Fashion Week, Brandon D. Campbell with (right) Constance Williams.
From left to right: Novel Approach Jewelry Designer, Kari Bryde, N’chole Feroce Fashion Designer, Sheila Scott, News Anchor for Today’s THV Channel 11, Dawn Scott, Central Arkansas Vice-President of Park Lane jewelry, Valerie Newton, Owner of Bar Louie, Tarek Shehadeh, Executive Director of CFP, Meredith Corning.
Jewelry line and CFP program, Cheryshâ€™s Charms, hand-made by child jewelry designer, Cherysh Corning, donated pieces from her Twilight collection to the event and subsequently to Women and Children First.
(Left) Executive Director, Meredith Corning and (right) Fashion Designer for Romas and Event Chairperson for the non-profit event, Designing Hope, Linda Rowe Thomas.
A Special Thank You to Today’s THV Bar Louie N’chole Feroce Novel Approach Just Faux Fun Furs Park Lane Bobby Haws Photography Dawn Scott Monika Rued
Guests shopping, bidding on silent auction pieces and having a fabulous evening.
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