Portland, March 6th, 2014. 150 joined the party as Amy Vining Photography hosted an inaugural Shine Fashion Show at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel. The event raised over $1,000 for “I Have a Dream” Oregon. Amy Vining is pictured with Katie Jacobson, Events and Corporate Relations Manager at “I Have a Dream” Oregon. Vinging teamed up with Portland’s prom and high school fashion vendors, like Charlotte’s Weddings, and the Jefferson Dancers to present a fashion and lifestyle event with teenage appeal. (Photo credit, Paul Rich)
Fourteen of Amy Vining’s senior models, alongside five of “I Have a Dream” Oregon’s student Dreamers walked the catwalk in the latest prom styles and teen fashion trends. 100% of ticket were donated to “I Have a Dream” Oregon. “The fashion show is something that allows my senior models to do something different at the end of their senior year, and also participate in something that benefits their community. I want to show these girls that even the smallest businesses, or one person, can make a difference. We chose ‘I Have a Dream’ because of their passion for what they do to support low-income students. I’ve been to a Dreamer student graduation, and have seen first hand the relationships and support that come from the staff and volunteers involved with the program. I have seen the pride in these ‘Dreamers’ eyes when they achieve something they didn’t think they could,” said Amy Vining, owner of Amy Vining Photography. Other companies involved included: Paradox Entertainment, Switch Shoes & Clothing, AJ’s Hair Design & Makeup, and Masala Pop.
ABOUT “I HAVE A DREAM” OREGON
Since 1990, “I Have a Dream” Oregon has helped students in low-income communities with three proven core services: long-term relationships with caring adult mentors; access to wraparound services; and creating a “culture of college and career” within schools and Dreamer families. Their mission is to help students succeed in school, college and career. In Oregon, there have been more than 869 student Dreamers served since the first student class was ‘adopted’ in 1990, with more than 800 additional Dreamers currently served at the Nation’s first Dreamer School in outer SE Portland. Learn more at www.dreamoregon.org