CHARLOTTE, NC — On April 16, 2011, at 6:30pm Charlotte Seen will host a spring fashion show themed “PASSPORT FOR FASHION” to help raise funds and awareness about saving the environment and about the 4,453 homeless children in Charlotte. A portion of the proceeds will benefit A Child’s Place, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.

Charlotte Seen is the premier resource for Charlotte’s Premier VIP events that are unique, fun and memorable. Their main focus is to benefit the Charlotte- Mecklenburg community by donating a portion of their proceeds from each event to a local charity.

“We chose A Child’s Place as the beneficiary for the event because we wanted to help raise awareness,” says Ken Magas of Charlotte Seen, “and make a positive impact in the lives of the homeless children in our community.”

“We are grateful to Charlotte Seen for their creative approach to helping get the word out about Charlotte’s homeless children,” says ACP Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth. “When people hear there are 4,453 homeless children in Charlotte, they feel called to help in some way.”

To help make this event a notable success, Charlotte Seen partnered with Gilbert Iron and Steel owned by Steven Gilbert and several local hair salons, designers, local boutiques, museums, art schools, and makeup artists. Together, this team is raising awareness about the importance of environmental preservation, global warming, energy efficiency, and much more. The designer showcase includes a spectacular assembly by some of Charlotte’s top designers such as Luis Machiçao, Beth Pilger, Tara Davis, Hanna Taylor, and others.

“Passport For Fashion” will be held at the movie production warehouse REELWORKS located at the NC Music Factory on 817 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28206 – Phone: 704.375.4321. www.passportforfashion.com

About A Child’s Place
Homelessness for children isn’t just about where they lay their heads at night; it’s about where their heads are during the day at school, too. Founded in 1989, A Child’s Place of Charlotte is working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education, reaching nearly 1,600 children during the 2009-10 school year. Unfortunately, some 4,453 homeless students are enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. To learn more about A Child’s Place, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or to make a donation, call 704-343-3790 or visit www.achildsplace.org.

ACP contact: Emily Arceneaux, 704/343-3790
Charlotte Seen contact: Rita Miles, 704/492-9846

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