Walking On A Dream - Putting Dreams into Action!
A Fashion Show Benefit for The Homestart Residential Facility for Homeless Women and Children
May 22nd at 3pm
Join us to support this amazing Chapel Hill institution that provides comfort to women and their children in their greatest time of need.
Emceed by Orange County's own Sheriff Charles Blackwood, have a blast watching his deputies strut their stuff down the runway while sporting the latest fashions!
Featuring: Stories and commentary from four powerful women, clothing from 9 local boutiques worn by more than 40 models, Show music by DJ MC7, a Kid's Zone by Tumble Gym, nitro-brewed coffee from La Vita Dolce, food trucks from Captain Poncho's and The Town Hall Grill, an expo on the green with all of our sponsors, a silent auction for Positive Impact for Kids, and the band ZamBamBoogee plays at 6:00!
Andrea Blanford of ABC11 Eyewitness news will help Sheriff Blackwood round out the show with her amazing story of success.
HomeStart is managed by the IFC (Interfaith Council), a non-profit social services organization of staff-volunteer partnerships, congregations, individuals and community coalitions.
"HomeStart provides 24-hour emergency and longer-term housing and services to homeless women and children. HomeStart's mission is to provide a safe, structured home for homeless women and children, helping them to access community resources and offering everyone on-going support to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.”
Domestic violence, eviction, unemployment, low-paying jobs, mental illness, lack of support services, family break up and substance abuse are just some of the reasons HomeStart residents find themselves homeless. A range of services including meals, social work, job coaching, health and mental health care are provided by the facility. Intensive case management serves as the key tool for helping families to achieve their goals of earning their own income and finding affordable childcare and housing.
Rishi Salon & Spa, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
Orange County Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff Charles Blackwood
A Special Event, Fuquay Varina
The Town Hall Grill, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
La Vita Dolce, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
Bank of North Carolina, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
Captain Poncho's Tacos, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
The Tumble Gym, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
Christ Methodist Church, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
Weaver Street Market, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
Snap Fitness, Southern Village in Chapel Hill
The Aveda Institute, University Place in Chapel Hill
Positive Impact for Kids, Chapel Hill
Sofia's Boutique, Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro
Night Gallery - Branching Out, University Place in Chapel Hill
The Little Red Hen, University Place in Chapel Hill
Monkee's Boutique, Meadowmont in Chapel Hill
The Pink Pearl - A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store in Chapel Hill
Dria Dair Boutique, Downtown Graham
Julian's Boutique, Franklin Street in Chapel Hill
Uniquities Boutique, Franklin Street in Chapel Hill
Kitty & Rhodes, Women's Clothing Designer from Greensboro
GirlyLove Blog, Chapel Hill
Betsy Smith of EL Smith Consulting, LLC
Welcome Home Interiors of NC
Community Church of Chapel Hill
Balloons & Tunes of Carrboro
Style Zone of Durham
Floral Expressions of Chapel Hill, near Cole Park
Additional Entertainment and Media Sponsors:
Photography at the event will be provided by Fabian Ramos-Jimenez, Kinetic Photography http://frjphotography.smugmug.com
DJ Music for the show provided by Rodolfo Ferreira of MC7 Productions
Video of the event by Digital Coup Media
Can I bring kids?
YES! This is a family friendly event! Tumble Gym will have a Kid's Zone set up on the Green to keep your little ones occupied while you enjoy the show!
What are my parking options at the event?
Parking lot on Market Street in front of Weaver Street Market
Street parking on Market Street and on it's cross streets
Parking lot on Maya Dr. behind Tumble Gym and the Lumina Theatre
Park and Ride station/lot directly behind the Christ United Methodist Church on Sumac Road - free on Sundays.
Should I bring anything to the event?
The Fashion Show will take place on the grassy area of the Southern Village Green. Bring portable chairs or blankets. Picnic welcome! There will be some first come first serve chair seating, but we are giving preference to seniors or those with disabilities for this seating.
Will there be food?
YES! Captain Poncho's Taco Truck, and Town Hall Grill food and beer truck will be parked at the event, and La Vita Dolce will be providing nitrogen cold-brewed coffee and refreshments!
What is the dress code?
Be casual and comfortable, bring your sunscreen, and have fun!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Feel free to contact Rishi Salon & Spa at 919-928-0028, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Is my ticket transferrable?
Absolutely! Only ticket holders can gain entry, so if you give your ticket to someone, make sure they have a printed copy.
Event will be held, RAIN OR SHINE.