Baby Basics of Collier County held their 16th Annual Fashion Show on Thursday, November 9 with over 250 women in attendance. The fundraising luncheon event has grown into one of the season’s favorites for many of the organization’s supporters and raised over $100,000.
The fashion show and luncheon included a delicious menu, stunning fashions and a live auction which featured an original painting created specifically for Baby Basics by local artist Emily James. The event was emceed by Lois Thome of Wink News again this year, the auctioneer was Shannon Livingston, and in addition, Baby Basics founder JeanAnn Lynch gave attendees and update about the diaper program.
“Each and every year, the luncheon grows more and more. This year was incredible, and our message is spreading in the community,” said Jean Ann Lynch, President, and Founder of Baby Basics. “We’re excited to have so many volunteers, models, partners and sponsors with us again this year, everyone was smiling and together we raised money for the babies.”
Funds raised will help fund the monthly diaper distribution to babies in Collier County. One of the most important ways that Baby Basics raises funds is through the annual fashion show. With the help of donors, sponsors and event attendees, Baby Basics has been steadfast in its mission to supply diapers and kindness to 600babies and 2500 family members each month. Since 2002, Baby Basics has distributed over 12.5 million diapers to babies of nearly 50,000 hard-working family members.
ABOUT BABY BASICS:
Baby Basics of Collier County supplies free diapers monthly to low-income, working families in Collier County and is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization. A month’s supply of free diapers allows families to spend their limited resources on food, medicine, or other necessities. Babies have a better chance to thrive because they are dry and comfortable.
Individuals and corporations can also Text GIVE to 239-360-6751. To inquire about volunteer or donation opportunities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website, www.babybasicscollier.org