Gala Night: Fashion Show Fundraiser
Time & Location
About the Event
Gala Night: A Charitable Fashion Show Fundraiser to benefit Power of Self-Education (POSE) Inc.’s cultural community center COCO Brown and X-Press Yourself Boutique. All proceed raised by this event will be split 50/50 between these two worthy initiatives.
Saturday May 4th 7-9PM at Rehoboth Lighthouse 409 Washington St. Haverhill, Ma. 01832
This event will feature Art, Culture, and Fashion!
- A high energy fashion show showcasing X-Press Yourself Boutique gowns (one lucky winner will win a gown to be raffled at the end of the show!)
- Traditional Dominican Cultural dances and cuisine
- Song selection
- Gift baskets and a 50/50 raffle
Tickets are $10 (includes food and one free raffle ticket)
POSE has always been about community and one of the things we do well is elevate the voice of others. Through our cultural community center COCO Brown (a partnership between POSE and founder Kat Everett) we are able to be more intentional about supporting women of color as entrepreneurs. Kat Everett is not new to supporting women of color become more confident and established, coming from a family of 7 girls Kat came up valuing sisterhood as a network. Kat's work ranges from 22 years of counseling young girls and women, mentoring women of all backgrounds in the community, and consulting with emerging leaders such as guiding Founder Letriah Masters in establishing her business Merrimack Valley Music & Arts as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. After counseling many other potential entities Kat published a body of work to assist anyone considering starting a nonprofit called “So you want to start a nonprofit? you want to start a nonprofit?” In true Kat fashion (pun intended) Kat is utilizing this event to uplift another female entrepreneur of color Mary Arias.
With confidence and grace when asked “how would you describe yourself?” Mary replied “As a beautiful Latina woman” and that she is! Mary is a mom of 4 who has worked hard to improve her life for her and her children. Mary and Kat met at church and grew close when Mary’s girls attended “The Center” a community youth center formerly run by POSE Inc. Mary states that she has “been through a lot” and has pushed hard not just to provide for her kids, but to show her girls that strong, loving, successful women can do and overcome anything! In addition to launching X-Press Yourself Boutique, Mary currently works full-time as a Program Administrator for a youth-centered nonprofit, and is a Criminal Justice major at Northern Essex Community College graduating this June, then continuing her education at Southern New Hampshire University this coming fall.
About X-Press Yourself Boutique: X-Press Yourself Boutique is a newly emerging fashion boutique that sells high quality special occasion gowns for women and girls at affordable prices. With X-Press Yourself Boutique your sure to find that just right gown from a stunning collection of new and gently loved gowns for any special occasion, such as: quinceañeras, weddings, confirmations, anniversaries and of course any formal or black tie event! X-Press Yourself Boutique is owned by Mary Arias who has an amazing stock of prom gowns also available now! Contact Mary at (978)456-8344 to schedule an appointment to view and try on her impressive collection of gowns.
You won’t want to miss this!
UPDATE: In the wake of the tragic loss of her beautiful son, Kat Everett has decided that the 50% share raised for COCO Brown will be donated Helen Sheehan to support provisions for resting Eammon Padraig Sheehan. #ThisIsHaverhill ♥
- General Admission$10$100$0
- Sponsorship Ticket$100$1000$0