Charity Fashion Show slated
The Ladies Philoptochos of Florence (at the Greek Orthodox Church) is hosting a Charity Fashion Show “Fall Into Fashion” on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Greek Church Hellenic Center off South Cashua, to benefit Help4Kids. All money raised will go to benefit this charity and buy food for hungry children in Florence County.
Pretty ’n Bliss, Mainstream Boutique, and Chico’s will present the latest in fall designs for this fall fashion show.
Help4Kids is an organization whose mission is "to fill the weekend hunger gap for the children in Florence County elementary schools receiving free or reduced breakfast/lunch during the week and who are identified as being “food insecure” on the weekend.” Currently, all Florence County elementary schools are benefiting from Help4Kids with 34 schools total.
Volunteers, along with the seven board members of Help4Kids, pack almost 2,000 bagged lunches a weekend and receive no government help and solely rely on volunteers and business/church canned food drives.
The Ladies Philoptochos has chosen Help4Kids as their charity this year simply because one of four children in our community are hungry. Not only are the statistics astonishing, it’s happening right here in our own community.
Two times a week, volunteers gather at the Help4Kids warehouse located off Hoffmeyer Road to pack these bags: Tuesday from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Without these volunteers and the community support, this service could not be provided to the children in our schools.
Volunteers and food donations are important for Help4Kids because it takes $10/month or $100/school year to feed a child through this program. However, getting the word out about this amazing charity is also key.
Visit the FaceBook page at facebook.com/ fallintofashionflorence, for more information.