Sunday, April 14, 2024

Fashion show brings in over $10k for Mama Vilma Family Home

Share

The Mama Vilma’s Family Home Committee held a very successful fashion show on the night of Saturday, January 28th. It was their second annual fashion show fund raiser which took place at the San Pedro Family Fitness Club. The organization and community volunteers are raising funds for a family home, where they hope to offer housing and support to women, families and men who are not only in need but subjected to domestic abuse.

According to the committee, all indications are that the show was a great success, bringing in $10,826.07, with more money still trickling in. Mrs. Shelley Huber, one of the organizers, stated that they are “encouraged by the overwhelming support given by the community.” The event was well attended, and models of all ages showcased clothing provided by many local boutiques.

The committee is thankful to Top Notch, Love Belize, Sarai’s Boutique, Mambo Chill, Island Gear, Marlin’s, Caribe Creations and 4:20 Men’s Wear. Helping out with appetizers were Chap Ross, Carolyn Kumar, Dave and Renae, MercieTrejo, Shelley Arceo, Terressa Moore, Susanne Janowitz, Renita and Cindy (Changes in Latitudes), PepperOni’s Pizza and Susana of El Fogon. Bartenders Petey Palazza and Rebecca Coutant were dynamic behind the bar. Paul and Kelly German provided the venue, working hand in hand with the Mama Vilma committee to ensure the event was a successful one. Thank you to one and all for their invaluable support.

Mama Vilma’s Family Home is also pleased to announce that in the interim, while land is acquired and a home is built on the island, Mary Open Doors of the Cayo District has offered refuge. By working hand in hand, both groups are providing a safe haven to the abused and in need. Anyone who is seeking help can contact anyone from the committee (Shelly – 651-3533, Eve at [email protected] or Cheryl at [email protected]).
To find out more about how you can help, visit www.mamavilmasfamilyhome.com. The website provides a wealth of information, including full financials, ways to donate and more.

Read more

 

Please help support Local Journalism in Belize

For the first time in the history of the island's community newspaper, The San Pedro Sun is appealing to their thousands of readers to help support the paper during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1991 we have tirelessly provided vital local and national news. Now, more than ever, our community depends on us for trustworthy reporting, but our hard work comes with a cost. We need your support to keep delivering the news you rely on each and every day. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Please support us by making a contribution.

Local News