This past weekend was a big one for VDV... We had our first ever charity pop-up sample sale! And to say it was a success is an understatement. We teamed up with Soul Shapers and Pendry Hotels for what was our biggest and best event to date. We sold over 350 pieces of clothing and raised over $5,000 and all of the proceeds from this event are going to Hidden Treasures Foundation, a local foundation that rescues and restores women and children who have been victimized in the human trafficking industry. The Founder of Hidden Treasures was also able to make it to the event and came with amazing news that they had just secured a new place to house adolescent victims of human trafficking. The money we raised could be enough to cover half a year's rent...perfect timing or what?!
We loved having the opportunity to do an event like this and partner with such amazing people and we just wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out to this event! Even our fave VDV babe, Lauren Bushnell, came out to support this amazing event and cause.
And of course, we have to say a huge, huge, huge, thank you and shout out to Soul Shapers for teaming up with us to organize this event, Pendry Hotels for hosting it on their amazing rooftop pool house area, Plenty Of Petals for providing us with some amazing floral arrangements, Pow Wow Design Studio for some awesome event decor, Danielle Nagel (@danidazey) for photographing the event, and Chateau Ste. Michelle for providing us with amazing champagne all day long! Read below to learn about the awesome people and companies we teamed up with:
Soul Shapers is an organization that curates profiles and services that aim to empower you and others to make a difference in the world and shape your soul. Each Soul Shaper Profile features that individual in a true and transparent light so that you can learn about their unique stories and inspiring philanthropic efforts. Soul Shapers also provides Social Networking Collaboration that allows people a place to provide and find inspiration, advice, information, and to promote curiosity & discussion.
- Click here to read the feature of our boss and owner: Andrea Van De Vort.
- Pendry Hotels has two locations, one in San Diego and one in Baltimore. This amazing hotel has well-crafted restaurant experiences, fun and vibrant bars, all while offering simple luxury and clean design that gives you the perfect balance of modern edge without sacrificing comfort. They provide first-rate amenities that are unique to any hotel experience you've had.
- Plenty Of Petals is a local floral design company that provides amazing floral arrangements for weddings and events. The blooms are so gorgeous, fresh, and they complete any event (like ours!). We were obsessed and so happy with how gorgeous the arrangements were.
(Picture is from @besocialpr Instagram)
- Pow Wow Design Studio is a design studio and rental house that provides various services ranging from rental collection to design to coordination to installation. They offer some of the most unique and one of a kind furniture and decor. Make sure to check them out for your next event!
Hope everyone that came to the event had an amazing time! This was so special and important to us and we are so grateful to have been able to do it.
Thanks for reading, everyone!
Until next time...