Helping Someone Find Work is Always in Fashion: Goodwill’s The Blue Party on Thursday, May 22

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Tickets on Sale Now for Goodwill’s Inaugural The Blue Party on Thursday, May 22 

Runway Fashion, Art and Live Music outside Mundo at World Market Center

Las Vegas, NV – April 23, 2014 – Helping someone in our community find work is always in fashion.

That’s why Goodwill of Southern Nevada is proud to announce its inaugural The Blue Party, an evening of original runway fashion, art and live music under the stars outside Mundo Restaurant at the World Market Center in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  Doors open at 6 p.m.   

The Blue Party will showcase seven local up-and-coming local fashion designers who will premiere their one-of-a-kind-collections using reimagined and repurposed Goodwill merchandise during a live runway fashion show.  

Participating designers are:  Mitch Atkinson, Carlos Bruce, Maria Bruce, Tiffany M. Lewis, Aldo Mencatto, Wanda Merrit, and Glen Wright.  Each designer will also offer personalized fashion experiences during a special live auction.

After the runway show, guests are invited to stay for a complimentary After Party featuring live music by local artists Yvonne Silva, Silversage and Jesse Pino.   

The night will also include a silent auction featuring local artists’ reinterpretation of Goodwill merchandise and traditional items, as well as several vendor booths for fashionistas to shop. 

The Blue Party is hosted by the Goodwill Ambassador Council and will include passed appetizers and select alcohol generously donated by Mundo – a Latin Chic Restaurant.  Sandee Madrid and Bojo Ackah of KLUC, 98.5FM will emcee the night’s events.

All proceeds raised at The Blue Party will benefit Goodwill’s mission of assisting people in Southern Nevada find employment, no matter circumstance or disability.  In 2013, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped more than 2,000 people find employment at a variety of businesses.

“When you purchase an item at a Goodwill retail store or donate it to a Goodwill donation center, you are giving that item a second life,” said Steve Chartrand, President & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “But you are also giving someone in our community a second chance because our stores fund Goodwill’s free job placement and training services.  The Blue Party is a true celebration of what Goodwill does.”

Tickets start at only $25, per person.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To purchase tickets visit:  http://www.goodwillblueparty.org

The Blue Party Timeline:

6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 

Mixer with passed appetizers & select alcohol donated by Mundo

Vendor Booths & Silent Auction

7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Fashion Show & Live Auction

8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.

After party with live band performances

Mundo Restaurant is located at 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.