The Children’s Hope Alliance will host the 8th Annual “Hope by Design” Fashion Show, presented by Panera Bread®, Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Deercreek Country Club, 7816 McLaurin Rd., N.During the event, guests will enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a fabulous fashion show, featuring fashions by Jaffi’s, Kyds, Downtown Divas, Sunisha Designs and Embodiment by Patrice Ross modeled by the Jacksonville Jaguar ROAR cheerleaders as well as other local children. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle to win great prizes including a gift card tree containing more than $300.00 worth of gift cards.All proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division, the state’s largest and most respected not-for-profit organization providing services to some of the First Coast’s most vulnerable children. A significant portion of the proceeds will be used to help fund CHS’ education liaison position, which coordinates all academic, educational and vocational services for residential children and teens, as well as serve as liaison with local schools.“We believe the services provided by CHS are crucial to the well-being of our community’s children,” said Children’s Hope Alliance President Amy Warner. “We are proud to be a part of this great organization and are honored to support their efforts to create and strengthen First Coast families.”Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For more information regarding sponsorship and purchasing tickets, contact Myra Simmons at 904.493.7738.About Children’s Home Society of FloridaChildren’s Home Society of Florida began in 1902 as an orphanage and 110 years later, serves 2,500 children and families every day along the First Coast. CHS works to restore and strengthen families through its various programs and services such as adoption, foster care and child abuse prevention programs. For more information and to get involved, please visit us on the web at www.chsfl.org/buckner.
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