Chapman Partnership fashion show and luncheon raises funds for homeless women and children

MIAMI (May 19, 2017) – More than 500 guests joined Chapman Partnership at the 8th Annual “Take A Walk in Her Shoes” fashion show and luncheon held on May 19th at the Intercontinental Hotel.

The annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” vintage fashion show and luncheon presented by Womenade is an opportunity to experience a step through fashion history with the most stylish looks and iconic designer brands of the past decades while honoring outstanding South Florida women. The event increases awareness and revenue for Chapman Partnership while helping to support the women and children residing at the centers.

Currently, more than 40% percent of the residents at Chapman Partnership are families with children; more than 273 children and 105 women reside at the Centers. Families represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in our community.

Each year, Chapman Partnership honors some of Miami’s most influential women at the luncheon. This year’s honorees included: Christine Barney, Lauren Beall, Dr. Evalina Bestman, Constance Fernandez, Sonia Gibson, Mayra Joli, Carol Iacovelli, Renee LopezCantera, Laura Munilla, and Irene White.

Chapman Partnership also named Christine E. Lynn as the recipient of the Trish Bell Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment and contributions to our South Florida community. Just as Trish Bell has led with determination, courage, introspection and faith, Lynn demonstrates thoughtful, collaborative and passionate leadership in the pursuit of improving the quality of life and wellbeing of others.

“The dedication of our volunteers and board members is pivotal to our success,” said Daniel Vincent, President and CEO of Chapman Partnership. “We are extremely grateful to the community for continuing to support Chapman Partnership through the annual fashion show and luncheon. We are able to continue to provide services to our residents on a daily basis because of the community’s ongoing investment and leadership.”

The vintage fashion show was produced by C. Madeleine’s, directed by Danny Santiago, with hairstyling and makeup by Rik Rak Salon and emceed by Stephanie Sayfie.

“I want to give a special thank you to our Honorary Chairs Trish and Dan Bell, whose dedication to our community are unmatched,” said Bronwyn Miller, one of three event chairs that include Irene Korge, and Migna SanchezLlorens. ” I would also like to thank all our sponsors and our planning committee for their generosity and tireless effort.”

Womenade is composed of women from all walks of life united by a commitment to increase awareness and revenue for Chapman Partnership, the private sector partner of the MiamiDade County Homeless Trust, operating two Homeless Assistance Centers in downtown Miami and Homestead. Funds generated through membership and events assist the women and children residents who are looking to rebuild their lives.

For pictures of the event, please click contact Isabel Gamarra.


About Chapman Partnership:
Since 1995, Chapman Partnership has had more than 105,000 admissions including 20,000 children in MiamiDade County and a 64% success rate of moving homeless men, women and families to selfsufficiency. Chapman Partnership operates two Homeless Assistance Centers with 800 beds located in Miami and Homestead. We help the homeless by providing a comprehensive support program that includes emergency housing, meals, health, dental and psychiatric care, day care, job training, job placement and assistance with securing stable housing. At Chapman Partnership we empower homeless men, women and children to build a positive future by providing the resources and assistance critical to growth and independence. Chapman Partnership is the private sector partner of the MiamiDade County Homeless Trust.