Fashion Show Raises $7,000 for Amputees

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On Friday, April 12, the Carle Place Key Club hosted their 10th annual Student-Teacher Fashion Show in support of the Amputee Coalition. More than 80 Key Club members and teachers participated, as models donned a wardrobe provided by Men’s Wearhouse of Carle Place, Karako Suits of Carle Place, Serafina Design, Lord and Taylor of Manhasset, and Bass Shoes of Carle Place. Students also modeled Carle Place alumni brand GOAT USA. Female models had their hair and makeup done by Studio Novelle of Carle Place. Nearly 50 local vendors and Carle Place families provided various raffle prizes and large donations for this event. Chipotle hosted a kickoff fundraiser to the event, and 33% of proceeds were directed to the Key Club’s charity.

All of the proceeds from the fashion show are being donated to the Amputee Coalition, which was the chosen charity based on the involvement of graduate Caleb Giordano (Class of 2016) and senior Gracie Giordano in the organization. Jack Richmond, CEO and president of the Amputee Coalition, attended the event, traveling all the way from the organization’s headquarters in Tennessee to commend the students for learning at a young age about the importance of giving back to others.

The amazing turnout allowed this year’s fashion show to raise a grand total of $7,000 for the Amputee Coalition. This event continues to unify students, staff and community.

The Amputee Coalition is the nation’s leading organization concerned with limb loss and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families.

–written by Samantha Wagner, PR Representative, Carle Place Key Club