Fashion is commonly thought of as a guilty indulgence, but this Friday, November 30th, at 7pm in RISD’s Metcalf Dining Hall (30 Waterman Street), you can enjoy some beautiful and unique designs while supporting a good cause.
Project Apron: Fighting Hunger With Fashion, hosted by RISD Dining, will raise funds to fill the shelves at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. 50 or so RISD students and faculty members have agreed to design aprons that will be auctioned off. The aprons will be modeled on the runway, some by none other than yours truly! (Here’s hoping I don’t stumble on the runway and get run over by Heidi Klum like Ms. Carrie Bradshaw here…)
All proceeds will go to buying food for the Food Bank, but here’s what I like most about this event: half of the money will be used to buy fresh, local fruits and veggies through Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Holiday Food Drive, and every farmer has agreed to match those cash donations with an equal amount of food, donated throughout the upcoming year. That’s a lot of healthy food going to the members of our community who really need it!
The event is open to the public, and your admission is just a can of food. You can also make a cash donation or bid on one of the super-hip aprons designed by those super-hip RISD kids.
See you on the runway.