FASHION SHOW COMPETITION | GUEST SPEAKER | SHOP FOR A CAUSE
On Sunday, June 23rd at Falcon Vineyard, enjoy a special night night out honoring our widows for International Widows Day. You can view and vote for your favorite runway outfits made from saris donated from Ahaana Organization and enjoy a catered meal along with drinks and a silent auction.
Shop for a cause ~ All products on display are made by the women we help The winner from the Sari challenge will also be announced! You do not want to miss this event!
What is international widows day?
Many people have heard of International Women’s Day that is celebrated each year on March 8th, but few people have heard of International Widows Day that is celebrated each year on June 23rd. In 2011, the United Nations decided to make this a global observance to bring awareness to the women who have lost their husbands and have sadly been forgotten. The UN has found that there are “an estimated 258 million widows around the world, and nearly one in ten live in extreme poverty.” (Source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/widows-day)
After losing her husband, a woman has not only lost her spouse but her source of income and support. Unfortunately, around the world, many women do not share the same rights as men and this makes it difficult for them to get basic necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare.
Want to become a Corporate sponsor?
Are you a local business or entrepreneur with an online business looking for an opportunity to grow your business and help our cause? Become one of our corporate sponsors for this event and have your business advertised in our program and on our website. Follow this link to sign up: Corporate Sponsor Please email Rachel@whiterainbowproject.org with any questions.
The Sari Challenge
The Sari Challenge will feature local and national students from Palomar College and Baylor University who are competing to sew the best modern look made all from one sari (5-7 yards of one fabric). These two colleges were specifically chosen because of the Executive Director, Rachel Iacoboni, being a previous student at both colleges. The students’ designs will become available to vote on once we set up their own pages here on our website where you can vote and pick a winner! Each vote will count as a donation for WRP and help the student win the challenge so make sure to check back a few weeks before the show.
Shop for a cause
All of the products the women have learned how to make will be on display & for sale!