Habitat for Humanity Hosts Recycled Fashion Show To Benefit Veterans

Pittsburgh, PA (May 29, 2012) –Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will be hosting a recycled material fashion show entitled “Hard Hats and High Heels”. The Macy’s sponsored show will be held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Thursday, June 7th starting at 7:30 PM with a VIP Cocktail Hour* at 6:30 PM. All proceeds from the show will be donated to Habitat’s Veterans Housing Initiative program to help local veterans with housing repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy-saving weatherization.

Tickets are now on sale to the public at www.PittsburghHabitat.Eventbrite.com.

The show will feature fashion design students from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh who have created a small collection of clothing using materials from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore retail outlet, located in Edgewood Towne Centre. Habitat’s Community Outreach Coordinator Jeremy Martin said, “This is the perfect opportunity to see the reuse possibilities of our ReStore retail outlet and to support our new Veteran program to serve those who served our country for us.” Habitat for Humanity partner family homeowners and volunteers will be featured in the show wearing clothes donated by local retailers. The designers will be judged by members of the local fashion community.

Featured special guests include WTAE’s Wendy Bell and 96.1 Kiss FM’s Tall Cathy. Over 350 attendees are expected to enjoy this experience.

There will be a Silent Auction, Painter Kevin Wenner, Unique Fashions, VIP Cocktail Hour* Lounge, Photo booth, DJ,  Live Entertainment and a Cash Bar.

  • Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for general admission and $50 for VIP tickets*.
  • Tickets can be purchased at www.PittsburghHabitat.Eventbrite.com.
  • VIP ticket holders will receive a gift bag, pre-party entertainment, gourmet appetizers and desserts, two drink vouchers*, and reserved priority seating by the runway.

*VIP ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older to receive two drink vouchers.

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HFHGP is one of over 2,300 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing ministry in over 100 countries, working to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. HFHGP works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with God’s people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow.   Since 1986, Habitat has built or renovated over 70 homes in partnership with the community.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is part of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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