Project Funway Empowers Local Foster Teens

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On September 21, friends enjoyed an afternoon of great fun and delight as foster teens and CASA’s Circle of Impact joined together to model fabulous fall fashions. This event was an upbeat, musical atmosphere complete with refreshments and a mini shopping boutique from The Hanger and Kirk and Hill.

Foster teens and Circle of Impact members showcased clothes, shoes, and accessories all generously donated from individuals, groups, and stores throughout the community, including Kirk and Hill.

Kirk and Hill Clothing is a favorite Colorado Springs fashion boutique, offering all the latest trends from casual to business to cocktail attire. The Hanger is a foster teen clothing store supported entirely upon donations from the community.

See the Gazette article and photos here.

“These girls have grown up seeing the dark side of humanity. An event like this, where so many people who don’t even know them are here to encourage and support them, shows them the brighter side of humanity and that they deserve to find their happiness there.” -Jane Hegstrom

“The bar was raised and the girls jumped right over it. They were fantastic,” said Robin Stieber, The Hanger’s project coordinator. “This is about empowering these girls. I see them at The Hanger, they go in shy and often withdrawn and they leave confident and excited. It’s a self-esteem building store.”

Thank You to Our Generous In-Kind Sponsors:

  • b & co Hair & Design
  • Claire’s
  • Avon
  • Dungarvin
  • Nail Closet
  • Ashleigh’s Giving Circle
  • Colorado Strong Bag Ladies
  • Anthony Garnica – Everything 719 Photography
  • Eden Zaleski, Bloom Skin Therapy
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics/ Connie Lustig
  • Cathy Matthynssens of Lia Sophia Jewelry
  • Dawn Krause/Indigo Moon Reiki

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