Women’s advocacy society looking to raise funds through fashion

Riseup Society planning ‘fashion fundraiser’ to support programs

A women’s advocacy group is looking to raise funds for its programming through fashion.

Riseup Society Alberta, based in Leduc but providing services to women in the city of county of Wetaskiwin, Pigeon Lake and Millet, has a fundraising campaign running right now that encourages women to help other women dealing with violence or abuse in their lives by donating clothing.

“Are you looking to clean out your closets, or better yet, add to your wardrobe?,” asked Jacqueline Biollo, executive director, Riseup Society Alberta in an email July 31.

“Riseup Society can help with either.

“We are launching a pilot project, a fashion fundraiser to support programs and services such as one on one counseling, group sessions, and healing retreats.

“Riseup is now accepting new or gently worn clothing, women’s fashion only. That only includes casual, business or athletic attire while shoes, purses and accessories will be considered.”

Biollo explained that items will be bought or exchanged on the honour system. For example, when you see something nice you like on the rack, pay what you can.

Biollo stated the donated clothing will be displayed boutique-style right at Riseup’s Leduc office located at 50th Street and 50th Ave, across the parking lot from Hughes Car Wash. “Please feel free to drop your donations off and by all means stop by and browse our clothing rack,” said Biollo.

Items will be paid forward and donated to other not-for-profit organizations if/when the initiative has run its course.

Biollo stated that Riseup Society also welcomes comments, suggestions, donations, and of course shopping dollars. She noted Riseup Society is on summer hours right now, so the office will be open by appointment only (and for group sessions); office phone 780-739-7473.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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