An upcoming event will showcase fall fashion to raise awareness and funds for some of Tampa Bay’s amazing children.
The LAMPLighters Organization is holding a fashion show event at the Sundial Courtyard in St. Petersburg on November 19th near the Jackie Z Style Co boutique. Models provided by Jackie Zumba will walk the red carpet showing off the latest in top picks for fall colors and designs. Residents are invited to buy tickets and come out to take in the festive fall mood. Vibrant colors and patterns will take center stage on the red carpet. Proceeds from the ticket sales and raffle tickets will benefit 2 great organizations.
All of LAMPLighters’ proceeds go towards the improvement of the lives of children at Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House. For 35 years, LAMPLighters has been helping Tampa Bays homeless & at risk kids. Their mission is to support other groups that educate, offer rehabilitation, & provide activities to improve their health and spiritual development. The event chair is Michelle Capelli Gordon she says ” I was moved to join the LAMPLighters organization a few years back.” She says hearing from Metropolitan Ministries CEO, Tim Marks and The Executive Director of Joshua House, DeDe Grundel impacted her. Capelli Gordon recalls hearing Grundel share shocking stories of abused, abandoned and neglected children that are brought to Joshua House for shelter and care. She knew then she wanted to get involved.
Last year the event took place at Neiman Marcus. Capelli Gordon says she was asked to chair the show and it was a beautiful event. They raised $12,000. “This year with COVID we had to pivot and felt having it outdoors would allow for a safe environment for the event. Jackie Z Style Co generously stepped up to the plate and is hosting the fashion show event this year which will take place in the outdoor courtyard of the Sundial in downtown St. Petersburg where her luxury boutique is located. She offers clothing and accessories for both men and women making it the perfect choice!” This year’s goal is to raise $15,000. Socially distancing & safety protocols will be followed.
In addition to organizing the fashion show itself, Zumba says when shoppers use the promo code “LAMPLighters” online at jackiezstyle.com or in the store, she’ll be giving a percentage of the proceeds back to the group. This continues until the end of the month.
The Jackie Z Style Co address is 113 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The event is set for November 19 from 10:30 until noon. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at lamplighterstampa.org.
One final quote often referenced by the LAMPLighters is this, Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” ~Dalai Lama Capelli Gordon says, ” I love the quote as it is a reminder that each of our individual talents and time can make a bigger difference than we may realize.”
Event questions can be sent to Michelle@lovemichellestyle.com