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Black magista boots youth nike football cleats a taste of glam was evident on the pink carpet Saturday as organizers of Fashion With Passion brought in professionals to stroll the catwalk with community volunteers.
The result, according to Women In Need, the agency behind the fashion show, was a \show with newage edge that never left behind its community roots.
“There were some very glam young people there in their 20s and 30s, said Deb Alcadinho, WIN community engagement manager. “But at the same time, it was a great success for the community,
This year’s Fashion With Passion event, the youth nike football cleats fifth annual, was held at BMW Victoria on Esquimalt Road. It raised $28,000 from charity auctions, admissions and donations.
Proceeds go to WIN, a notforprofit agency that helps women move toward selfsufficiency and positive social connections.
Fashion youth nike football cleats With Passion raised the bar slightly this year in its show quality with the voluntary enlistment of Maluxe and The Studio Collective, a Victoria women’s cooperative.
With hairstylists, makeup artists, designers and models, the cooperative brought a new fashionable direction to the WIN show.
Professional models strolled the runway with community volunteers, including Times Colonist columnist Jack Knox.
Not all of the outfits on the runway were from WIN’s resale stores as in the past. Local retailers such as Suasion, Hughes and Outlooks for Men donated new outfits to give the show an extra layer of interest to the special finds from WIN’s resale stores.
“It was lots of fun, Alcadinho said.
WIN has been operating in Victoria for 20 years and has assisted more than 18,000 women, many of them leaving abusive relationships. WIN offers help such as crisis counselling and referrals to appropriate agencies and assistance groups.
It operates with no government funding. Instead, it has achieved financial selfsufficiency with its donations and three resale shops.
This year also marks the launch of WIN’s 100 Women Campaign. To make it happen, WIN hopes to raise $100,000 by the end of the year.
The 100 Women Campaign is an effort to help 100 women achieve new direction according to their ambitions and circumstances. It’s also hoped they gain financial selfsufficiency.
Two programs Transformations and the SelfSufficiency Program are designed to make those goals happen.
Clare Yazganoglu, WIN executive director, said the 100 Women Campaign is a result of interviews with past clients who expressed the desire for more oneonone counselling sessions and extra help with finding direction.
So with programs like Transformation and SelfSufficiency, it’s hoped women can learn to tap into their strengths to complete some positive life steps.
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