What do you get when you combine a community service project with the Girl Scout 100th anniversary of compassion for respecting others? That is what Natalie Gallo, an 8th grader and Girl Scout in Farmington asked herself as she thought about a service project to conduct in town. Her answer was “Compassion Thru Fashion Show” to raise awareness for Not For Sale. is an organization committed to supporting respect for others by eliminating human rights violations in our own community and worldwide.
Natalie notes, “The idea of a Fashion Show sounded like a fun way to get girls of all ages together to share something most of us like – clothes. Through the Fashion Show I can also share information about Not For Sale.”
Natalie is working on her Girl Scout Silver Award which entails organizing a project for a worthy cause. Natalie first became aware of Not For Sale through her church youth group. As part of the youth group, Natalie participated in volunteer events with kids from other churches across the state to build an understanding of Not For Sale and how others can support this cause.
Natalie has been busy planning out the Fashion Show. Natalie solicited the support of four stores that will loan clothing for the show. Designer outfits, vintage clothing, party dresses and prom gowns will be showcased from Mandee of Bristol, of Farmington, of Farmington and Teenage Wasteland Consignment of Simsbury. In addition, of Farmington will be providing hair styling and makeup for the models.
The Fashion Show will be held today at , 50 Judson Lane, Farmington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is a donation of $2. For more information on the Fashion Show like us on Facebook at Compassion Thru Fashion Show or visit us at www.FarmingtonFashion.com.