Paris in the Fall Photography
Sunday's Foster Youth Education Fund fashion show was a whopping success. Renee Wessels, who was in charge of getting the word out about the event, called Monday to deliver the good news: the show, which drew about 350 fashion-forward attendees, raised more than $40,000 - an all-time record!
"It was such a great show, and we even had 45 kids from Sacramento County participate," Renee says (some of them shown above). "That's also a record number of youth, all wanting to continue their higher education - and have fun at the same time."
This was the sixth annual event for the nonprofit FYEF, which raises funds for foster youth and former foster kids as they pursue higher learning. Funds go directly to the kids and to a program at Sac State called Guardian Scholars. It provides support once the students get to campus. That includes mentoring, tuition, housing, etc.
The fun, fashionable clothes for this year's show at the CSUS University Ballroom were provided by Macy's Sunrise Mall.
Those in attendance included quite a few luminaries: state and county officials, foster-youth backers - even foster families.
If you weren't one of the attendees but would still like to contribute to FYEF, they're still accepting donations at 3323 Watt Ave., Suite 253, Sacramento, CA, 95821.