POWAY, Calif. -- To raise money for women living in poverty in Ghana, the San Diego Women's History Museum will present a fashion on Sunday, Sept. 18, called "A Century of San Diego Fashions."
The show is being produced by the museum with the support of the North County Giving Circle of Women's Empowerment International (WE), whose members will model the outfits displayed.
WE is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that partners with nonprofit banks for the poor to provide small collateral-free loans and business services to women in poverty. The North County Giving Circle is a group of 10 WE members that has been meeting for five years, with the purpose of publicizing WE’s mission and to raise money for its goals.
The Giving Circle has hosted numerous speakers, helped with WE annual meetings, held wine and cheese events and has hosted numerous fundraisers.
The group's focus for this year is WE's newest partnership, Women's Trust in Ghana. Event organizers hope to raise $3,000 for the program.
Among the models at the Sept. 18 event will be Lorraine Boyce, who served as the first female mayor of Escondido and is considered an "empowered woman" who supports numerous charitable causes.
The event, which will be held at the home of WE co-founder Winifred Cox, will include wine, appetizers, desserts and a silent auction.
Attendees will also get to hear from several women who have just returned from a visit to Women's Trust, who will share their experiences in Ghana.
Also present will be several clients of the WE Center for STAR Women, a business incubator for refugee women in City Heights, who will have some of their handmade and designed fashions and products on display and for sale.
The suggested donation to attend is $25 to $30. For more information or to register, click HERE.