It’s OK to Be “Trashy” One Night A Year For a Good Cause

“Look at that trashionista wearing Glad bag couture!”

Ok, so you probably wouldn’t hear those exact words at The Salvation Army Midland Division’s Inaugural Garbage Bag Gala last week, but you would see couture dresses created and modeled by 17 top-notch designers of St. Louis. And in any other fabric, those designs would be well worth the price!

230 people attended the event, sponsored in large part by Hardees and hosted at the swanky Moonrise Hotel. The creative eye behind the duct tape and garbage bag fashion is pretty amazing; I learned from the University City Patch, you can actually sew plastic.

Modeled after “Project Runway”, the night ended with a winning designer determined by a panel of judges.

The event was created to raise awareness of homelessness in St. Louis and funds for The Salvation Army. In total, ticket sales and sponsors raised $19,762 for The Salvation Army’s homeless services.

“In one night, The Salvation Army was able to raise significant awareness and critically needed funds for regional homeless shelters – all thanks to some very generous friends who gave of their time and talents without a second thought,” said Danni Eickenhorst, Communciations Specialist for The Salvation Army’s Midland Division. “We are so thankful to have such an incredible group of very passionate and motivated supporters who are so willing to share our work.”

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