Our 2023 Dressed to KARE Fashion Show & Tea Party Fundraiser will be held at 3pm on Saturday, April 1 at First Baptist Church (210 S. Matson Street, Kershaw). Full tables (for 6 individuals) are $250. Beginning March 1, we'll sell individual tickets for $50 each until a week before the event. To see our sponsorship levels, click here. To purchase your sponsorship online, visit our event checkout. If you plan to decorate your own table, see the checklist here.
Pictures from our 2022 Event
A brief history…
In October 2014, KARE held the first Dressed to KARE event. It was the brain child of the late Donna Hartley McKittrick, the Executive Director at the time. She loved KARE’s resale store and dreamed of a fashion show to highlight the fashion available at such affordable prices. We recruited volunteers as models, gathered table and event sponsors, put together a silent auction and an event was had. It was great fun and we grew the event holding it annually until 2017. We took 2018 and 2019 off to reimagine the event and re-focus our fundraising efforts, and then COVID caused further challenges. We now intend to focus on two signature events…a Golf Tournament in August and Dressed to KARE in May. The new Dressed to KARE continues to showcase our store in the Fashion Show portion of the event. It also now feature a high-quality tea party portion, as well as entertainment. Another new element to the event is the opportunity for our sponsors to participate, wearing company logoed apparel, and they’ll have a moment to speak on stage to promote their business if they desire. It’s not required, but is a great opportunity for advertising in front of a captive audience. We’re excited to bring back this popular event and even more excited to give it some new life. The menu is based off the traditional English tea menu items – complete with sweet and savory items such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, truffles and more. We will continue to have a silent auction with a feminine focus, concentrating on spa items, art, jewelry and more.
Any questions about the event may be directed to Tiffany Whaley, Marketing Advisor to KARE.
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