The FDE (Fashion Designers Expo) strives to make a difference through their core element, the “Let the Runway Meet the Cause” Campaign. LRMC was created to bridge the cutting edge and trendsetting, Fashion Industry with the powerful impact of the top Non-Profit Organizations to impact the world and bring dreams to reality.
Founders of Fashion Designers Expo: Karine Melissa Purchas, Tahaji Smith, and Clinton K. Powell, have raised thousands of dollars since 2007 for various organizations in the Miami and surrounding areas.
The year, the LMRC’s fundraising efforts will support the educational and recreational programs that were created to give the disadvantaged youth of Overtown a better quality of life. LMRC will host their campaign during the Fashion Designers Expo Events on April 28 – 30, 2011.
Ticket sales open on March 1, 2011. Ticket prices ranges from $50 for VIP Seating, $25 for General Seating, Standing Room- RSVP only with a cash or back to school supplies donation at the door. Back to school supplies donated will support the Youth Dreams Community Outreach program.
Alonzo Mourning’s Overtown Youth Center programs are designed to engage children in educational and recreational activities that promote their physical, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development.
During the after school hours, students attend daily educational enrichment classes focused on homework assistance, skill building, FCAT preparation, and remediation. Students participate in daily recreational activities that include culturally diverse forms of physical exercise and creative arts.