University fashion show to support WE Village Campaign

February 12, 2018 by  

The University of Waterloo Fashion For Change club will be hosting it seventh Annual Charity Fashion Show in support of the village of Moyamba in Sierra Leone.

Held at the Hagey Hall Theatre at the Waterloo campus, the show offers a unique experience combining choreographed dance performances with both sponsor-supplied and student-designed fashion and accessories. Even with two performances, the show easily sells out all 700 theatre seats to residents of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

Clothing sponsors include generous donations of clothing and accessories for use during the show from Bench, Aeropostale, Stars, Suzy Shier and Jean Machine. Monetary sponsors are also welcomed, with the donations in support of the WE Charity. Non-monetary sponsorship is also encouraged, with promotional products, food and prizes used during the fashion show and other club events.

To date, the Fashion for Change club has raised over $80,000 for WE Charity’s Adopt a Village Campaign. These efforts have helped to rebuild the Moyamba village in Sierra Leone, bringing improved healthcare, fresh drinking water, and educational opportunities to women and children.

One of the most attended clubs at the University, the 200 Fashion for Change members are presented with unique opportunities to showcase their artistic talents throughout the year, including coffeehouses and dance workshops.

The seventh Annual Charity Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Hagey Hall Theatre located at 200 University Avenue West in Waterloo. Two show times are scheduled, with a matinee at 4:30 PM and an evening show at 7:30 PM. Additional information is available on the event website.