Posts Tagged ‘goodwill’

In time for fashion week: DC moms hit runway

So who are the “Runway Moms?”

The “Runway Moms for a Cause” also known as RMAC is an impactful intersection of philanthropy and fashion at its best.  They are hosting a runway show for an often overlooked issue all while trying to help find a solution.

The inaugural black tie event will focus on influential Washington DC mothers raising funds for Orphans through the United for Kids Foundation. The event will be hosted by new momma, FOX5’s Maureen Umeh.

Mark your calendar Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Come support this awesome women and role models including good friends of OMG: Aba Kwawu, Rebecca Cooper, Maimah Karmo, Maggy Francois and Kelly Collis just to name a few!

 

 

Giving away 100 pairs of shoes

And then some. Yep these are lawn bags brimful with my heel history.

Some of it hard to part with.

Some of it just plain horrible.

I recently was inspired by the big O and her Makeover Issue to get rid of all the clothes and shoes I’ve been hoarding in massive tubs and bags. In the issue organizing genius Peter Walsh got me thinking it is time to let go, keeping all this stuff  he says is just “unhealthy.”  He’s right.

I decided instead of giving my shoes and clothes away to friends, my little sister (sorry Jenny) or just throwing it down the chute it would be better to donate it. I will tell you after the drop off I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. The only problem… there’s more.

 

 

Don’t gawk, Swap!

Everyone has that one friend whose wardrobe is to die for! If you’re like me, you and your best friend may borrow each others favorite shoes or perfect accessories from time to time. Why borrow when you can own. Thanks to “The Swapaholics” Amy Chase & Melissa Massello, you can forget borrowing because there is a new way to get exactly what you want from friends for FREE.

USA TODAY: Swapping Not Shopping
PHOTOS: Swap party recaps

Amy and Melissa, the self proclaimed “The Swapaholics,” have a drawer full of tips for hosting your own clothing swap party. The gals explain this is a budget-friendly way to keep that wardrobe updated without breaking the bank.
The dress-up duo will be in DC Thursday, July 14th, from 6-9pm hosting one of their swaps. Participants bring a bag of gently loved fashions, which Amy & Melissa curate into a “swap boutique,” and at 8pm sharp, the swapping begins.

Perhaps the best part? Everything leftover from the night will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington to be sold in their shops to raise money for their job training and empowerment programs. Swap.com is this year’s event sponsor.

Written by Mikea Turner, Special to OMG

OMG 01/27/10: Miss DC Makeover, Abdul Dances?

OMG on WUSA9 on January 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)–OH MY GOFF! Angie Goff reports on Paula Abdul, who was reportedly offered big bucks to do Dancing with the Stars.  Howard Stern’s contract expires with Sirius soon and Tyra Banks launches a teen plus-size model search. Angie’s ARMY reports on Miss DC’s apartment makeover and a date auction benefitting breast cancer research.

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