It’s not often that you get to dress up black-tie style in Vancouver – but now you can do it for an amazing cause this Friday, at the sixth Little Black Dress Gala.
Taking place at the Fairmont Hotel, the gala offers a bespoke evening of arts, education, and fashion to help support underprivileged youth in the city, with proceeds going to the Help Change My City Alliance (HCMC).
The multicultural event is a celebration of Metro Vancouver’s diversity and gives talented local artists the opportunity to show off their work in a unique setting. This includes showcases from musicians, designers, and artists, so there’s something for everyone at the Little Black Dress Gala.
Youth and women are the main focus of the gala, as the HCMC Alliance provides mentorship programs to youth in schools. It also gives direction to troubled and underprivileged youth in the Vancouver community, helping them find employment.
Additionally, the HCMC Alliance gives post-secondary bursaries to youth who have overcome challenging circumstances in their lives and want to go on to pursue higher education.
This year, local nonprofit The Foundation Foundation will be collecting makeup, toiletries, and other self-care products at the gala. They will also be providing cosmetics for the LBDGala Single Mothers’ Luncheon so participants can get dolled up.
The Foundation Foundation’s vision is to help create positive change for the women living in one of Vancouver’s most impoverished areas. They believe that simple tools such as makeup can go a long way in helping women feel beautiful and strive to get these women the empowerment they need by providing daily essentials.
The Gala also gifts tickets and little black dresses to several women in need from local shelters and women’s centres, to show them they are deeply appreciated and supported by the community in Metro Vancouver.
So, to do your bit for the community, all you have to do is search through your wardrobe and dust off your best black dress or suit. You’ll feel pretty sharp and to make matters even better, general admission tickets cost just $45 each.
You can also opt for VIP entry and enjoy a complimentary drink, access to a private lounge, and hors d’oeuvres.
When: Friday, October 20
Time: 7:30 to 11:30 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia
Tickets: Available on Eventbrite, $45 to $75, or sponsor a woman in need to go for just $20.