I just attended my first Easter Seals Benefit last week. This benefit is a fashion show that benefits children with disabilities in Florida. My sister’s law firm buys tickets to the event every year and this year I got to go as her guest! It was so much fun!
First you get all dolled up. Heels, dresses, the works! Then show up to the event for makeovers! They provided lunch catered in by Brio Tuscan Grill. It was really yummy! I ate lunch next to one of their male models. He was very funny and flirtatious as I am sure he was meant to be… the models are in charge of collecting donations!
The male models walk around with trays carrying designer shoes to be auctioned while other models walk the runway wearing designer fashions. The shoes were all auctioned off for $1,500 to $3,000!
One woman who helped organize the event had bought a pair of the shoes to be auctioned. As the model walked around with her shoes she kept bidding on them herself. In the end she won them! She said she loved them and had to have them for herself. She essentially bought the same pair of shoes twice!
We also got to meet one of the kids that this benefit is for. Chase, a 5 year old child with cerebral palsy, came to the benefit last year as well. This year though, he came and showed everyone how he had learned to walk since he was last there. It was amazing to see him and his accomplishments.
We also got all these great goodies in our gift bags. Coupons, gift cards, and samples, were included in our bags! It even had a $25 gift card to Tory Burch.
A great event serving an even greater purpose! The three hour event raised $53,000 for disabled children!!! Hopefully I will be able to attend next year as well!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!