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Friday, November 8, 2013

Saturday: "The hottest local fashion show" and for a good cause

Posted by on Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM

  • courtesy, Activate Good

'Tis the season* and one of my favorite causes in Raleigh at the holidays is Activate Good. They promote volunteerism and match volunteers with nonprofits that need them and will be compatible — kind of like online dating except less pressure. From scratch when she was an N.C. State student, our 2010 Citizen Award winner Amber Smith has built this idea into a first-rate organization.

Tomorrow night — Saturday — is Activate Good's big fundraising event of the year, Couture for a Cause. It's at Marbles Museum in Raleigh. Doors at 7, show at 8. Best to be there early.

I can vouch for Couture being, as someone at WRAL wrote, "The hottest local fashion show." At least that was true last year when Pam and I attended. This year they've added some circus talent and a judge named Justin LeBlanc, who is someone I'm apparently supposed to know of but don't. But you may know him as a finalist from Project Runway, which I take it was on TV?

Anyway, this is fun, the tickets are just $25 if you buy online ($30 cash at the door), and if tomorrow is a date night for you and yours, check it out. (VIP tickets are $75.)

* I know it's the season because, while shopping for last-minute Halloween stuff at Target, I heard Alvin and the Chipmunks on the Muzak.

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It's Couture for a Cause and benefits Activate Good, which is a good thing too. With Justin LeBlanc, of N.C. State and Project Runway fame.


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