The Beautiful People Gala
Where: Aiken Center of The Arts
When: February 21, 2020
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar.
Tickets are $90.00 each or $150.00 per couple. Purchase tickets online at give.salvationarmycarolinas.org/beautifulpeople or by cash or check at White Rose Eclectics
An event created out of love for people who need a voice, “The Beautiful People Gala” will bring awareness of the homeless in Aiken and also raise money for a new shelter.
It all started when Martha Wise, owner of White Rose Eclectics, learned about the soup kitchen that occurs weekly at St. Thaddeus. She asked questions and really became aware that Aiken was not immune to homelessness. Martha’s heart was consumed with hurt and wondered how the people of Aiken could help. She started by going to The Salvation Army and asking what they needed the most.
Aiken currently has one homeless shelter that houses only 50 people. The most important need is a second shelter that can house and feed more people.
The “Beautiful People Gala” will raise money through its ticket sales and silent/live auctions. Many people from the community have come together to make this event a huge success. A fashion show will have celebrity models from the community wearing clothing from several local businesses. You will find fashions from White Rose Eclectics, Salvation Army, Return Engagement, Equine Divine, Menagerie and Lionel Smith. Among the models will be three celebrity canines. The canines will also be modeling two different outfits. Beth Spangler from The Voice will also be performing during the Gala.
Another highlight at this event is the book “The Invisible Veteran” by local author, R.J. Bednez. This book is based on the stories of 60 homeless veterans from Pennsylvania. His book includes photography and poetry of the streets.
Success stories will be discussed during the Gala.
The Salvation Army of Aiken has changed lives by helping people get jobs and living a fulfilled life.
The Salvation Army of Aiken needs your help throughout the year.
Ways you can help: Donate clothing, food, time and contribute with money.
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