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Fashion Show Empowers Once-Suffering Children

Posted on November 17, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

A Big Shout Out for Cardinal McCloskey Community Services & Scarborough Presbyterian Church

A packed audience inside Scarborough Presbyterian’s stunning church in Westchester watched in awe on November 12 as children and adults served and protected by our Catholic Charities affiliate, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services walked the runway in their original, re-purposed designs. This was a beautiful day of friendship, creativity and joy.

This Catholic Charities Alliance-sponsored agency provides and oversees foster care, family reunification and Head Start programs. It also offers group residences for teens, child care, adoption and prevention services and residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For over 20 years, the Cardinal McCloskey’s Hayden House Emergency Residence and School has cared for some of the most severely abused children in Westchester County. Many of the children have been removed from their homes in the middle of the night and arrive with only the clothes they are wearing. It is there to help heal the physical and emotional scars.

The Project Greenway Re-Fashion Show was formed so these children along with adults with an eye for fashion could use their creativity to transform recycled materials into beautiful and original clothing. Contestants from youth to adult showcased their upcycled designs created from conventional and unconventional materials.

Congratulations to all of the contestants!

Thank you, also, to Scarborough Presbyterian Church for choosing Cardinal McCloskey’s Hayden House Emergency Residence and School to receive this year's proceeds - over $4,500 was raised!

"Through these doors, please know that you are safe, that you are valued, and that we will care for you."

From the foyer of Hayden House

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