Fighting Harvey with Fashion
The fall start-up event, which gets the Junior League going full throttle on its volunteer and charitable programs, packed the Tea Room with members and guests all eager to share the tales of summer and to eye the au courant fashions from Tootsies, the show modeled by league members and commentated by Tootsies’ creative director Fady Armanious.The plight of Harvey victims was also on the fashionable minds as the league announced that $49,000 in Harvey relief grants had been distributed to nine of the Junior League’s non-profit partners. The fundraiser included a luncheon with fashion show and dinner with the same.
As it begins the 2017-18 year of volunteerism and endowments, the JLH boasts 1,400 active members and 3,000 sustaining members with $2 million in volunteer time and direct financial support to 38 community projects and other volunteer initiatives on the books.
Source: September 18, 2017, PaperCity, by Shelby Hodge