Fashion with a Passion Raises $80,000 for Safe Harbor

On Thursday, March 7, over 400 guests gathered at the Poinsett Club for an evening of unforgettable fashion, food, and fun benefiting Safe Harbor.  Guests enjoyed an exciting silent and live auction, including a live painting created onsite by Jared Emerson. The runway fashion show featured the latest Spring styles from Monkees of the West End, Plaza Suite, Petals Boutique, Muse Shoe Studio, Wisteria Salon & Spa, Vestique, Southern Tide, Coplons and the Safe Harbor Resale Shop.  Two former Safe Harbor clients shared their stories of hope and success with the crowd.  Former Safe Harbor client and local artist, Jennifer, shared, “Safe Harbor turns victims into survivors, giving us the tools and unconditional love needed not only to survive, but to truly live vibrant lives.”

Through Fashion with a Passion, $80,000 was raised towards Safe Harbor’s mission, doubling the original fundraising goal. Safe Harbor would like to express thanks to its 2013 Fashion with a Passion planning committee, sponsors, in-kind sponsors, boutiques, auction donors and guests.

2013 Fashion with a Passion Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors – Kathryn Williams & Tom Ervin
Runway Sponsor – Southwest Airlines
Trendsetter Sponsor – Greenville Hospital System
Fashion Police Sponsors – Roy Metal Finishing, Greenville Oral Surgery, PA./River Falls Oral Surgery, Big “O” Dodge, Wisteria Salon & Spa, Wooten Auto Sales, Bow Tie Benefit Auctions
Fashionista Sponsors – NAI Earle Furman, Shaw Flooring, Laurens Electric Cooperative, Spinx Company, Greenville Pediatric Dentistry, Monkee’s of the Westend
Media Sponsors – TOWN Magazine & TALK Magazine
Printing Sponsor – Pre-Sort Plus

2013 Fashion with a Passion Planning Committee – Renee Dunlap (Fashion with a Passion Committee Chair), Andrea Hopkins (Auction Chair), Suzanne Manning (Auction Co-Chair), Tracy Daves, Lori Coon, Ann Bible Batson, Kristen Jenny, Tiffany Martin, Caroline Mahaffey, Courtney Laws, Carin Slader, Susan Spitzer, Becky Callaham, & Julie Meredith