Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 66 Boerum Place | Brooklyn, NY 11201
Slay the Runway Slay the Runway represents both a moment of transformation and celebration. Beyond a single event and night, this is a 12-week journey where our foster youth come together to face their challenges head-on, work through trauma and uncover the confidence and belief that exists within each of them.
Their transformation then manifests itself on the runway, as they present their training and new-found self-esteem under the spotlight. But it also continues way beyond the show, positively impacting all other aspects of their lives as they move into adulthood.
Why we're here The need is local, real and urgent. New York City is a place of unbelievable opportunity and wealth. But despite that, many children and families aren't able to take advantage of it.
They can't even begin to think about what their future could look like. They're dead set on the unending obstacles that continue to pop up before them.
But these kids and families possess something powerful—maybe even as a byproduct of this city. They have grit. They have resilience. And with a little support, they can tackle these unimaginable obstacles. We owe it to these kids and to this city to understand the need and provide support in all its forms.
EACH YEAR, 5,000 CHILDREN ARE SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES IN NEW YORK. NATIONALLY, ONLY 8% OF FOSTER YOUTH GRADUATE FROM HIGHER EDUCATION.
About HeartShare St. Vincent's Services For 150 years, we have worked to equalize opportunities for those who need it most. St. Vincent's Services was founded in 1869 as a home for young working boys—many of whom had no family or had families too poor to care for them. Since then, the agency has continued to expand its services (and footprint) to meet the evolving needs of children and families within NYC.
Today, HeartShare St. Vincent's Services has 450 staff members, serving over 6,000 New Yorkers each year. Operating across every borough of the city, we provide a comprehensive and wholistic set of programming for both children and family dealing with a range of trauma related to family separation.
KEY DIVISIONS Foster Care + Preventative Services Residential + Housing Programs Integrated Health Services Become a partner Financial Support By committing to this event, you are telling our foster youth that you see them—and you support them. We hope that you can Join us in this celebration of transformation. Every dollar given directly support the our kids, helping to unlock their belief and allow them to look towards their future.
70 VIP Tickets to Show (with Front Row Seating) 70 Tickets to Cocktails for a Cause Prominent Listing as the Top Event Sponsor Walk with our Models in the Closing Show Meet & Greet with the Models Signed Commemorative Call Sheet
6 VIP Tickets to Show (with Front Row Seating) 6 Tickets to Cocktails for a Cause Prominent Listing as the Key Event Sponsor Walk with our Models in the Closing Show Meet & Greet with the Models Signed Commemorative Call Sheet
4 VIP Tickets to Show (with Front Row Seating) 4 Tickets to Cocktails for a Cause Listing as Event Sponsor Meet & Greet with the Models Signed Commemorative Call Sheet
2 VIP Tickets to Show (with Front Row Seating) 2 Tickets to Cocktails for a Cause Listing as Supporting Event Sponsor Meet & Greet with the Models Signed Commemorative Call Sheet
In-kind Support HeartShare St. Vincent's Services is a multi-layered support system, configured to respond to challenges of all shapes and sizes. We live by a number of driving principles and are looking for partners who believe in and align with our mission.
Slay the Runway is a major annual moment for our agency and our foster youth. We are excited about the possibility of partnering together and making our community that much stronger.
Specifically, we are looking for partners who can work with us on the following event elements:
Fashion Designers to donate and/or lend looks for the show. Event-Related Brands to help create an amazing, immersive experience. Hair + Makeup Brands to help transform our models and/or donate product. Content Creators to support in the storytelling of the event (and program).
In addition to receiving fashion show access, appreciation of your support will be shown through prominent mention during and beyond the event, across collateral, our network and press.
For more information around ticketing, donations or potential partnerships, please contact: Elyse Pitock 778-244-2284 I Elyse.Pitock@HeartShare.org