Last week, I dragged my fashionable friend Alanna along to a Bijou and Books event that Chapters Pinecrest was holding to raise money for Dress for Success Ottawa (10% of all proceeds) and to collect gently used purses, jewellery and accessories for the boutique. The event was a success- I ran into one of my Social Worker mentors and I met the keynote speaker from Northern Lights- a free employment services agency. Of course the cupcakes were fabulous- provided by 5 Cupcakes -a gluten free bakery that sells their (delicious!) cupcakes at the Farmers Market in Ottawa.
|Bijou and Books event|
|5 Cupcakes gluten free treats|
|My outift: Dress:Smart Set; Blazer: The Gap: Owl Necklace- Aunt Olive's Vintage & Earrings-Roadtrip|
Another organization that I have recently became involved in is Habitat for Humanity- a volunteer driven non-for-profit that builds affordable homes and sells them to low-income working families. I didn't think that they would want me wielding a hammer so I reserached their events and voila- right up my alley- the Steel Toes and Stilletos gala being held at the Westin Ottawa on Friday October 15th. I will be helping out on the logistical event planning side as well as assisting the fashion models with any last minute preparation. I am really looking forward to this event (especially as I get to flounce around in a cocktail dress!) and I will be sure to take plenty of pictures and post them after the event!
No matter where you live or what your skills are, you can always find time to volunteer in style!