Fashion with a Passion 2015

March 10, 2015

On Thursday, March 5, over 450 guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency for an evening of unforgettable fashion, food, and fun benefiting Safe Harbor.  Guests enjoyed exciting silent and live auctions, and the runway show featured the latest Spring styles from local boutiques including: Augusta Twenty, Monkees of the West End, Muse Shoe Studio, Southern Tide, TAZ, Twill, Vestique, and the Safe Harbor Resale Shop.  Brittny Speed, a Safe Harbor supporter who stayed at Safe Harbor as a child with her mother and sister, shared her story of hope with the crowd through a video – https://safeharborsc.org/brittnys-story/.

Through Safe Harbor’s 2015 Fashion with a Passion event, $131,492 was raised for Safe Harbor’s mission, the highest amount raised by a Safe Harbor event to date. Safe Harbor would like to express thanks to its 2015 Fashion with a Passion planning committee, sponsors, boutiques, auction donors and guests.

2015 Fashion with a Passion Planning Committee – Renee Dunlap (Event Chair), Suzanne Manning (Auction Chair), Amanda Arscott, Tracy Daves, Misty Hardaway, Kelly Holder, Julie Jenson, Brooke Kellett, Jenny Kramer, Caroline Mahaffey, Holly Watson, Susan Spitzer, Becky Callaham & Julie Meredith

2015 Fashion with a Passion Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor- Greenville Health System
Runway Sponsors – Verizon Wireless, Southwest Airlines, TALK Magazine
Red Carpet Sponsors – Renee & Derek Dunlap
Trendsetter Sponsors – Carolinas Wealth Management, Gray Digital Group, Spinx Corporation, Brooke & Will Kellett, Munaco Sealing Solutions
Beverage Sponsor – The Community Tap
Fashion Police Sponsors – Ethox Chemicals, Greenville Oral Surgery, PA. & River Falls Oral Surgery, Greenville Pediatric Dentistry, Highlands Center for Women, Mitchell Ramseur, LLC, Monkees of the West End, Roy Metal Finishing
Fashionista Sponsors – Laurens Electric Cooperative, Propel HR, Shaw Flooring
Radio Media Sponsors – 107.3 JAMZ, Hot 98.1, X98.5, 97.7 Chuck FM
Printing Sponsor – Pre-Sort Plus
In-Kind Sponsors – Bo Stegall Salon, Browning Studio, Chris Foster Hair, TapSnap, Upside with Kimberly Kelly, Wisteria Salon & Spa, Stella’s Southern Bistro, 6 Romeo Studios Photography, Jennifer Wilson Boozer Photography, Rhett Bingham Photography, Partyman DJ.

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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