Sept. 24: Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show in St. Augustine

LYM Eco Fashion Show 3 - 2014

A model wearing a locally designed outfit in the Love Your Mother Fashion Show in 2014. The 2016 event is set for Sept. 24 at Volkswagen St. Augustine. Photos by St. Augustine Social Magazine, staugustinesocial.com

St. Augustine, FL — The Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show will return to St. Augustine Saturday, Sept. 24 at Volkswagen St. Augustine. The show, a fundraiser for Home Again St. Johns, produced by Panache – An Aveda Store, Salon and Spa is a collaboration of local businesses and creative people to raise money for charity while showing what can be done with used and recycled materials in a fashion show format.  This is a non-profit event to benefit Home Again St. Johns through corporate sponsorships and ticket sales.

At Panache we believe in supporting the community that has supported us for almost 29 years. We really like the Home Again St. Johns program because all of the services they provide are done with the deliberate, strategic goal of assisting the transition of those experiencing homelessness into gainful employment and becoming stably housed,” said Kristy Weeks, owner of Panache.

:They help by connecting clients with mental and physical health care providers, addiction treatment if needed and, most importantly, occupational training so that they can get a job and become self-sufficient. I see this as treating their entire being so they never return to the streets.”

A photo from the 2014 St. Augustine Eco Fashion Show.

A photo from the 2014 St. Augustine Eco Fashion Show.

In regards to the show, Weeks continues, “It takes a village to produce a show like this.  It’s a fun, completely different event brought to life by so many local businesses, designers and volunteers in the effort to end homelessness in St. Johns County.”

Businesses who wish to support the fundraising efforts and promote their company through sponsorship opportunities may contact Luis Vienrich at luisvienrich@allstate.com.

Designers who wish to participate in the show may submit an application to Juliana Koutouzakis at julianakoutouzakis@gmail.com or attend the designer signup event on July 5, 2016 at Panache.

Volunteers who wish to help on the event date by assisting with set up, breakdown, modeling, crowd management and parking assistance can do so by contacting Kristy Weeks at Kristy@getpanache.com

Tickets are $45.  For more information visit www.loveyourmotherstaug.com or follow along for behind the scenes access, updates and photos leading up to the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/loveyourmotherstaug.

A model wearing a design from the 2014 Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show.

A model wearing a design from the 2014 Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show.

 

About the Love your Mother Eco Fashion Show

The Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show was started in 2004 by Panache, An Aveda Store, Salon and Spa as a charity event featuring avante guard “trashions” modeled in a very theatrical, entertaining way. Outfits are made from electrical cords, used hair towels, color tubes, shipping materials, VW hub cabs, wiper blades, expired promotional materials and are designed by local artists and designers of varying styles.  Since it’s inception, the event has raised between $5,000 and $50,000 for its beneficiaries. 

About Home Again St. Johns

Since 2011, Home Again St. Johns has helped provide services and support for the homeless through successful programs such as “Dining with Dignity” an organized daily, evening meal for those in need and HASJ Street Outreach Team who goes out to the homeless camps and works with those who have the least access to services. Home Again St. Johns is now working towards its goal of establishing a the “Unified Services Center,” a center providing direct access to strategically designed services focused on lifting individuals and families out of homelessness. Case management navigators will be onsite able to take part in a county-wide coordinated intake and directly refer those experiencing homeless or those who are close to becoming homeless into appropriate services, may they be the food bank, and shower and laundry facilities. In-depth evaluations for the development of individualized plans will be specifically designed to enable them to return to stable participation in the community. Other local social service agencies participating in this effort will be: primary healthcare providers, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence services, technical service training, basic education, job placement and homeless prevention services.  For more information visit HOMEAGAINSJ.ORG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’D REALLY LIKE TO PUSH THIS LAST PARAGRAPH. NOT EVERYONE BELIEVES IN FEEDING THEM ETC.  BUT MOST EVERYONE, FOR KIND AND CONSIDERATE REASONS OR JUST BECAUSE THEY DONT LIKE TO SEE THEM ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BEGGING, DOES BELIEVE IN “ ALL SERVICES PROVIDED ARE DONE WITH THE DELIBERATE, STRATEGIC GOAL OF ASSISTING THE TRANSITION OF THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS INTO GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AND BECOMING STABLY HOUSED.”

 

At Panache we believe in supporting the community that has supported us for almost 29 years.  In my opinion, it is time for all of us to stand up and take part in helping those less fortunate.  We need to join cities across our great nation that recognize this universal problem and initiate a viable solution that will provide services to encourage hope, self-esteem, and independence for individuals in need.

 

What I really like about this particular organization is that it is designed to help the homeless person completely by connecting them with mental and physical healthcare providers, addiction treatment if needed and, most importantly, occupational training so that they can get a job and become self-sufficient.   I see this as treating their entire being so they never return to the streets.  HASJ slogan is “Help Make Homelessness History in the Nation’s Oldest City”.

 

In my opinion, it is time for all of us to stand up and take part in helping those less fortunate.  We need to join cities across our great nation that recognize this universal problem and initiate a viable solution that will provide services to encourage hope, self-esteem, and independence for individuals in need.

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