Night of Beauty will help nonprofit

Erin Marty was impressed as a shopper and wanted to do something to help Shoppe 3130's mission.

"Just shopping there in general was a pleasure, and I love their clothing and their accessories," she said. "I learned just by shopping there that they are a nonprofit, and I believe in supporting my community and being a mother, I definitely want to support women so they can support their families."

Shoppe 3130 is a nonprofit organization that offers a life skills and job readiness program for area women and has a secondhand store by the same name, which acts as its fundraising arm.

The program is a rotating 12-week class that teaches women about work ethics, dressing for success, interview skills, résumé planning and job research.

Marty's business, Stella A Salon and Spa, in conjunction with Shoppe 3130, will have A Night of Beauty fashion show to benefit the nonprofit's program.

The show will feature a variety of styles and looks, she said.

"Our models are all different shapes, sizes and ages," she said. "It's really a night of celebrating femininity through different looks, ages and ethnicities."

There will also be items up for auction such as a massage, facial, complete Stella makeover and gift certificates to local businesses.

"It's going to be a truly lovely evening celebrating women, beautiful fashion and a beautiful cause," Marty said.

For more information about Shoppe 3130, visit www.shoppe3130.org or its location at 1126 Broad Street.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: A Night of Beauty, a benefit fashion show

WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Well Church, 1285 B Broad Street

COST: $7 at the door; $6 online; $5 for 10 or more tickets


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