Celebrity Fashion Show to Benefit Hope House Women's Shelter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
President/CEO of Volunteers of America
of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho
509.624.2378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
16th annual Hope House women’s shelter
Celebrity Fashion Show & Luncheon
Friday, October 31, 2014
Doubletree Hotel—322 N Spokane Falls Ct
11am—Silent Auction, Fine Jewelry Raffle & Wine Tasting
12pm—Celebrity Fashion Show & Luncheon
Tickets available at www.voaspokane.org/fashionshow or 509.624.2378
$45/person or $350/table of eight
Spokane, Wash. – October 2, 2014 – The 16th annual Hope House Celebrity Fashion Show raises funds that provide up to one-third of the Hope House women’s shelter annual operating budget—literally providing hot showers, warm beds and a second chance for nearly 350 vulnerable Spokane women each year.
The event features an eclectic array of local celebrities—with local law enforcement as the star models in honor of the law enforcement officers who protected vulnerable women in Spokane during the late 90s, when serial murders of homeless women prompted the creation of Hope House (then the Downtown Women’s Shelter).
Models also include local media and business personalities who will wear new fall fashions from David’s Bridal, Dodson’s Jewelers, Finders Keepers, The GIFT Shop @ Sacred Heart, Jos. A Bank, the Makeup Studio, Park Lane Jewelry and Tuxedo Gallery. Debra Wilde will be the emcee.
The event also includes two jewelry raffles featuring a custom creations from Jewelry Design Center and Pounders Jewelry valued at more than $4,000. Raffle tickets start at $3 each. The silent auction will include spa services, fine dining, gourmet chocolate and more.
For additional information, including a complete list of models and auction donors, visit www.voaspokane.org/FashionShow. This event is generously funded in part by Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, AmericanWest Bank, the Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Casino, Pamiris Inc., Inland imaging and Molina Healthcare, Wheatland Bank and Washington Trust Bank.
MODELS INCLUDE LOCAL CELEBRITIES & HEROES:
(as of 10/2/14 see website for updates)
- Mark Agee (Pamiris/Agee Electric)
- Bobby Brett (Spokane Chiefs/Spokane Indians)
- Joyce M. Cameron (Providence Health Care Found.)
- Officer Teresa Fuller (Spokane Police Dept.)
- Heather Hanley (The Tin Roof)
- Alex Jackson (Providence Urban Hospitals)
- Roy Jackson (Learn to Burn)
- Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich (Spokane County Sheriff)
- Regina Malveaux (YWCA of Spokane)
- Rob McCann (Catholic Charities Spokane)
- Sister Sue Orlowski (Sisters of Providence)
- Dave Sposito (92.9 KZZU)
- Douglas Orr (Candidate, Spokane County Sheriff)
- Edie Rice-Sauer (Transitions)
- Jill Rider (Townshend Cellar)
- Jeff Philipps (Rosauers Supermarkets)
- Judge Annette Plese (Spokane Superior Court)
- Kim Plese (Plese Printing)
- Mary Starkey (Global Credit Union)
- Chief Rick Van Leuven (Spokane Valley Police)
- Francisco Velazquez (Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories)
- Mike Yates (Spokane Police Dept., ret.)
About Hope House:
Hope House served nearly 350 women last year, providing the basics—emergency shelter, hot showers, toiletries, clothing, and nutritious food—caring for, supporting and sheltering women most of society has forgotten. But we don’t stop there. In addition to 34 shelter beds—all filled nearly every night—Hope House offers supports and services that rebuild lives—case management, referrals for medical and substance abuse treatment, even safe, affordable, on-site apartments where women can break the cycle of homelessness for good. After all, hope is what Hope House is all about.