Fashion Show for local kids Charity

Amity Children's Charity annual fund raiser

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By Suze Solari

Wardrobe Consultant

Spring if here for certain - and we did see the sun briefly at the Amity Children's Charity annual Luncheon & Fashion show this week!

This event kicks off the Spring/Summer season - who doesn't love the opportunity to put on a lovely frock and enjoy the company of 100 generous, like-minded women?  Volunteer board members worked tirelessly with our local retailers & vendors to ensure guests could shop, silent auction and be treated to a fabulous preview of multi-season fashion.  Partcipants included Sugarcup Trading, York Furrier, Muse, JAYNE, Madison Street Shoes, Bohochic, Takara, River Forest Chicolates, Stella & Dot, Lia Sophia & B handbags. 

The Charity honored Michelle Vanderlaan this year, presenting her with the 'Outstanding Citizen Award', the 4th annual distinction.  Michelle spoke of her parents passion for education & community involvement; and how she came to open Sugarcup Trading, a retail trading store designed and inspired by kids. Specializing in recycled, eco-friendly and unique children's toys, clothing and gear.

Upon completion of the award ceremony, models: Lisa Lewis, Mary Taglia, Iris Saavedra Zaldivar, Cindy Milojevic, Annie Doppes, Kirsten Phillips, Myra Price, Linda Greenwell, Sue Crothers, Sharon Henk, and our own Ashley Lisenby & Maggie Acker - took to the runway in fashions from local boutiques.

Founded in 1924, the Amity Children's Aid Foundation is a local organization dedicated to helping public school children in Oak Park and River Forest.  Amity provides eyeglasses, hearing aids, shoes, winter coats and other essentials, for families in need.

Join the women of the Amity Foundation to share resources, & raise funds to aid local children and support families in need. For more information or to become a member call: (708) 383-9165. 

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Suze Solari from  

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 2:57 PM

Thank you Dawn for your nice comments here -- we do indeed have fun & raise much needed $$ for the kids. Kathy Rezny has an amazing radio voice, and we are treated to her commentary during the fashion show!

Dawn from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2014 7:43 PM

Suze, you rock! Love your fashion enthusiasm and energy! These events are so much fun, but without you, we wouldn't know about them. Keep bringing our local fashion and fashionista's to the forefront. Thanks - was a really fun event! Kudos to Kathy from York Furrier, too!

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