Fashion with a Passion Raises over $150,000 for Safe Harbor

June 8, 2016

On Thursday, March 10th, over 450 guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency for an evening of serious fun for a really good cause! Safe Harbor’s annual Fashion with a Passion event, featuring unforgettable fashion, food, and fun was a great success this year.  Guests enjoyed exciting silent and live auctions, and the runway show featured the latest spring styles from local boutiques including: Copper Penny, J Britt, Monkee’s of the West End, Splash on Main, Stella and Dot, Vestique, and the Safe Harbor Resale Shop.

To demonstrate the importance of the work that Safe Harbor does in the community, the audience was shown a video produced by Gray Digital Group, and narrated by clients and staff of Safe Harbor. The video can be found online at: https://youtu.be/ayA__49bWas

Through Safe Harbor’s 2016 Fashion with a Passion event, $151,776 was raised to support Safe Harbor’s mission – the highest amount raised by a Safe Harbor event to date. Safe Harbor would like to express thanks to its 2016 Fashion with a Passion planning committee, sponsors, boutiques, auction donors and guests.

2016 Fashion with a Passion Sponsors:

Catwalk Sponsors: Piedmont Petroleum, Spinx Corporation

Red Carpet Sponsor: Greenville Health System

Print Media Sponsor: TOWN Magazine

Trendsetter Sponsors: Brooke & Will Kellett, Carolinas Wealth Management, Coldwell Banker Caine – Renee Dunlap, Ethox Chemicals, Greenville & River Falls Oral Surgery, Jeff Richardson Company, Matthew L Smith, Md, Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization, Southwest Airlines

Printing Sponsor: Pre-Sort Plus

In-Kind Sponsors: Angela Cox Photography, Bo Stegall Salon, Bowtie Benefit Auctions, Elements of Nature, Gray Digital Group, Table 301, Partyman, Rhett Bingham Photography, Table 301, SummitMedia, WSPA, Tap Snap, Scout Guide, Carolina Girl Cooks, Kilwins, The Donut Experiment

2016 Fashion with a Passion Planning Committee – Renee Dunlap (Event Chair), Suzanne Manning (Auction Chair), Katie Hughes, Leslie Haas, Caroline Mahaffey, Tara Trantham, Julie Jensen, Brooke Kellett, Kelly Holder, Holly Watson, Michele Dickens, Scott Waddell, Courtney Bohman, Emily Neal, Amanda Manly, Becky Callaham & Julie Meredith.

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“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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