Who says you can’t indulge the shoe addict inside of you and support a great cause at the same time? WeTalkRadio Network and TND Marketing & Management, LLC proudly present the “Heels on the Move to Heal Shoe Fashion Show.”
We’re stepping out in support of domestic violence victims. So grab your hottest, most stylish, or unique shoes and get them the attention they deserve!
If you’re a self-proclaimed shoe lover, diva, fashionista, or shoe addict, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your style while enjoying an exclusive shoe fashion show and supporting a great cause!
Taking Steps to Make a Difference
While discussing the influx of shoes in her closet and storage, Radio Personality Kia D decided it was time to give back in a significant way. As a victim of sexual assault at the age of eleven, and a survivor of domestic violence, she knew just what she wanted to do to make a big impact.
When a woman flees her home after being a victim of domestic violence, they sometimes leave with only the clothes on their back. In some cases, the women leave with no shoes at all. Kia D shared,
Too many times women are faced with the decision of staying in an abusive relationship. Contemplating whether to leave or to stay; Whether to save themselves and their children. Oftentimes, there’s no preparation. She may have to leave without taking any clothes or shoes. Leaving everything behind – car, money, and self-esteem.
The goal of this charity fashion show is to collect 50,000 pairs of shoes and $100,000. Funds and shoes will be used to assist women who have been victims of domestic violence by giving them a fresh financial start… with shoes to match!
The Heels on the Move to Heal Shoe Fashion Show aspires to raise money and awareness. The best part? The shoes will be donated to victims of domestic violence.
Event organizers have partnered with the 501(c)3 nonprofit the Society of Women Who Love Shoes (SWWLS). Women in the surrounding communities are encouraged to donate shoes at one of the official drop-off locations in the area. The nearest location for Frisco residents to drop off new or gently used heels is AB Moving, 1701 Summit Ave. Ste.8, Plano, TX.
SWWLS will deliver the shoes to eleven pre-selected shelters to help heal the hearts and minds of the families affected by this ordeal.
Collecting and donating new and gently used shoes and clothing to help victims of abuse is only a small part of what this organization does, but the shoes help us all to remember that taking a step is how change begins.
Is it possible to change a woman’s shoes and change her life at the same time?
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
The Society of Women Who Love Shoes was founded in 2005 by a long-term survivor of abuse, Dianne Samoff, the CEO of the organization. After suffering years of domestic violence during her first marriage, Dianne finally escaped the cycle of abuse and was given a suit and a pair of red heels to wear to an interview.
Something as simple as a pair of shoes gave her a much-needed sense of pride and hope knowing that she was moving forward into a new future. She was inspired to create an organization that brings hope and a renewed sense of self-esteem to victims of abuse.
Healing Victims of Abuse One Sole at a Time
The fashion show will be hosted by Kia D and youth radio personalities Ken and Ry. This chic affair will feature 16 special guest models wearing Bruno Menegatti, Carrano, and BDonnas brand shoes. MUA will be provided by youth CEO Jordyn Clark of Slay By Jay. Models include:
- Tammy Meinershagen, Executive Director, Frisco Association for the Arts
- Amanda Hail, Actor/Model at The Clutts Agency, Inc.
- Missi Wilson, AB Moving Marketing Director, KVGI Radio Personality, and Realtor
- Lorie Medina, Chief of Staff for Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney
- Nekima Horton, CEO, Veterans Coalition of North Texas
Will Odom, CEO of TND Marketing & Management, LLC, is proud to be a host partner with Heels on the Move, saying,
I would like to personally thank all of our partners, our community and all those who donated their time, efforts, finances and heart concerning the countless women who were/are victims of domestic violence. We all have a duty to serve those who are in need of help and answering the call to not only bring light to this aggressive behavior but to bring a resolution and stop the violent abuse. TND Marketing & Management’s goal is to help stop this generational curse one person, one penny, one community at a time and we’re starting in my beloved city of Frisco.
When: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Experience Center at The Star in Frisco, 3620 The Star Blvd., Suite 1205, Frisco, TX 75034
What: A ticket to the event includes the shoe fashion show, appetizers, dessert, wine, soda, and water. Guest will also enjoy a remarkable performance by the award-winning artist Crystal Cameron. Attendees are encouraged to make a shoe donation. “Top notch” shoes only – new or gently used heels.
Anyone interested in sponsorship, modeling, press, or volunteering should contact email@example.com.