Valparaiso Family YMCA presents Our Mission is Always in Style 2019 Fashion Show

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News, Featured

Published on August 27, 2019 with No Comments

On Thursday, September 26, the Valparaiso Family YMCA presents “Our Mission is Always in Style” Fashion Show tobe held at the newly remodeled Porter County Expo Center. The proceeds from this event will support our Annual Campaign, which provides financial assistance for more than 2,000 children, families, or individuals; giving access to quality programs that all members of our community deserve – regardless of the ability to pay. The Y is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

This year, the Y is re-creating the Style Show with the vision of telling the Y’s story through fashion. YMCA members will be showcasing the latest fashion from Valparaiso stores, along with the confidence, achievement and connection that the Y has helped them to attain. Models will include cancer survivors that have the opportunity to heal not only their body, but their mind and soul through our LIVESTRONG® at the Y program. And, active older adults that have found friendship and stay young with SilverSneakers. Children and families will share the values that they have learned alongside our child care curriculum and programming. And finally, individuals with special needs who enjoy an environment that not only welcomes but celebrates who he is.

Enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. The runway show begins at 7:00 p.m. Guests will have a chance to win a designer purse. Purse raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 and can be purchased at the Y courtesy desk and the night of the event. Tickets for the event are $35 and are available online at 2019ystyleshow.eventbrite.comor at the Y Courtesy Desk.

The true story of the Style Show is unlocking the potential of a child, a family or an individual to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA serves the entire community and is open to all. Through funds raised from the Annual Campaign, the Y provides more than $325,000 in financial assistance annually – for those individuals, families, handicapped and/or special-needs individuals who may need child care, or desire to build spirit, mind and body. The YMCA also provides free memberships to more than 10 area group homes and human service agencies to enable their clients to build spirit, mind and body.

Currently, the Y is securing sponsorships and donations for the Style Show. Please contact Tracey McElree, Senior Director of Advancement, at tmcelree@valpoymca.orgor call 219-462-4185, extension 351 for more information or to become a sponsor. For more information about the Valparaiso YMCA, visit www.valpoymca.org

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.valpoymca.org


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