Shepherd’s Fashion FUNRaiser Raises $20,000 in Support of Mental Health Programs at Youville Centre

November 19th, 2015

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Photo (L) by: Style Domination. All other photos by Lil’ Moments Photography — Kim Grenier

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Shepherd’s Fashions hosted a Fashion FUNRaiser in support of Youville Centre at their Train Yards store. A more intimate version of the Ooh ‘n Ahh Fashion Show and Gala, this Fashion FUNRaiser gathered over 120 guests to enjoy an evening of fashion, food and fundraising in support of Youville Centre’s young mothers and their children. This year we continued the tradition of including women who have made an impact on Youville Centre as models in the fashion show, and they modelled Shepherd’s amazing fashions in the finale portion of the show.

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Photo (R) by: Style Domination

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group shot of guest models Clarissa

Raising $20,000, this event combined a fashion show, 50/50 draw, door prizes, and silent and live auctions. Sam Poole, General Manager and Lead Stylist at Shepherd’s, put on a fabulous fashion show, highlighting Shepherd’s models and our special guest models in a wide range of clothing styles for all ages, shapes, sizes, and occasions. Hair and makeup services were generously provided by The Loft/Le Spa. The evening wrapped up with a chance to shop in the Shepherd’s store, with 10% of the sales to be donated to Youville Centre. The Live Auction was expertly hosted by Lawrence Greenspon, and the evening was hosted by a loyal friend to Youville Centre and a wonderful Emcee, the incomparable Leanne Cusack. This year we also welcomed back our “Men In Black”, loyal Youville donors and advocates who dressed in their favourite black suits to help us sell tickets for the 50/50 draw.

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shepherds bags Men In Black

Youville Centre would like to thank each and every guest who attended this amazing event, and to all who contributed to make it a success!

Funds raised from this event will go toward supporting mental health programs here at Youville that help both our young mothers and their children.

Thank you to the generous sponsors and volunteers who generously donated their time, goods and services to this event. Key sponsors included:

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For a complete list of sponsors, volunteers and donors, please keep an eye out for our upcoming newsletter!