Celebrating a Decade of Trashy Fun; 10th Annual Salvation Army Garbage Bag Gala Slated
CARNEGIE, Pa., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Some of fall’s latest fashions are in the bag – the garbage bag! Join Pittsburgh’s classiest guys and girls for this season’s trashiest event, “The 10th Annual Garbage Bag Gala.” This most stylish crowd will be decked out in their dumpster duds to raise valuable dollars for homeless moms, dads and kids living in The Salvation Army’s East Liberty Family Caring Center. These generous partygoers are creating fashions from garbage bags, taking the money they would normally spend on an outfit and donating it to benefit these deserving homeless families.
Slated for Saturday, November 5th at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club, this year’s event will again feature the Garbage Bag Gala Fashion Show, with models from the Pittsburgh Passion and Steel City Derby Demons wearing designs from local cutting edge boutiques. Handling the 2011 master of ceremonies duties is WPXI Channel 11′s own Jennifer Abney.
Participants will be treated to a bevy of hors d’oeuvres stations and delectable desserts from local restaurants and caterers. An exciting array of items are also available for raffle, including an iPad, sports tickets and memorabilia, unique gifts from select boutiques and a few signature, not-to-be-missed specialty items and excursions to be unveiled at the event.
“As the only facility in Southwestern Pennsylvania that accepts entire families and single women, The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Center is unique in its dedication to providing an enriching environment focused on keeping families of all types together,” said Lori George, co-chair for this year’s event. George continued, “By bringing together local organizations, businesses and people at the Garbage Bag Gala, we are doing our part to generate Pittsburgh dollars to help Pittsburgh families.”
For reservations and information, log on to www.garbagebaggala.org or facebook.com/garbagebaggala. You can also follow us on Twitter at @garbagebaggala. Tickets may be purchased online for $50 or at the door for $60. For other event information, contact GBG Co-Chair, Lori George @ 412-973-9218 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to attend a pre-party, including a chance to bid on 10 one-of-a-kind garbage bag dresses, on October 13th from 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. at the Melange Bistro Bar in Downtown Pittsburgh.
“With the recent financial downturn, our Family Caring Center is almost always at full capacity,” said Major Asenath Clarke, The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Administrator. Clarke continued, “With more and more families turning to us every day, the funds raised from Garbage Bag Gala will play an even greater role in providing a safe haven for our families. We are deeply grateful to these dedicated committee members for their support.”
The Salvation Army’s 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of diverse support programs. The East Liberty Family Caring Center is unique to Western Pennsylvania because it houses moms, dads and children. Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 124 countries worldwide. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good … for the most people … in the most need.
SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division