The show must go on.
This is the opinion of the Pennies for the Homeless board of directors, even after the driving force Joseph Saavedra passed away in February.
“There was no question that we would continue,” said Jennifer Bean, deputy general manager. “We didn’t know what it would look like with such different restrictions. But we knew that we would carry it on. ”
For 28 years, the non-profit organization has focused on supporting homeless initiatives.
Once a year Pennies for the Homeless organizes the High Tea and Fashion Show Extravaganza. The event will take place on November 21st at 11am at the Hotel Albuquerque.
It offers the community the opportunity to experience an exhibition of designer collections while enjoying goodies and sweets from some of the city’s restaurants.
There is also the unique opportunity to purchase the designer’s fashion at a suitcase show after the event or to order it made to measure.
Bean says that through donations from generous sponsors and attendees, Pennies for the Homeless can change the lives of many in need.
Although the event didn’t happen last year, the contributions have stayed the same, according to Bean.
“We went to the Tiny Home Village and asked them what they needed,” she says. “There are no trees in the area and we have worked on giving them a shadow structure. The first payment was made in December and was finally installed in August. That was over $ 16,000 that we donated. I learned a lot from it. We worked constantly with the project managers on that. ”
Two designers will be attending this year’s event – Kevan Hall and Christine Adar.
Hall began his fashion career as an assistant to sportswear designer Harriet Selwyn. In January 2014, Hall Kevan launched Hall SPORT, a lifestyle brand in sportswear for women.
Adar began designing in 2007 after graduating from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The brand’s mission is to offer women seductive, elegant couture clothing.
Fashion designer Christine Adar, left, creates looks like those for the red carpet.