Palm Coast’s popular gift shop Chez Jacqueline will host two fashion shows to raise funds for The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only cold-weather shelter for the homeless. The Shelter, at Bunnell’s United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, is run by the Flagler County Family Assistance Center.
The Fundraiser will be held Sept. 6 and 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day at Chez Jacqueline, 25-3 Palm Harbor Village Way in Palm Coast (just north of Island Walk. the shopping center). Tickets are $20 each and should be purchased in advance. Tax deductible donations will be gratefully accepted. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the charity. For reservations call the Shelter at 386-437-3258, X 1 05, or Chez Jacqueline at 386-447-1650.
The show will present an evening of fun and fashion on the red carpet featuring modeled clothing from the Chez Jacqueline collection. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The Sheltering Tree has provided the homeless with food and extreme weather shelter since 2008: the shelter opens whenever the temperature falls to 40 degrees or below. The shelter is also dedicated to providing basic needs to the homeless while helping them make the transition to permanent affordable housing and preventing at-risk individuals from becoming homeless.
Staffed solely by volunteers, the shelter provides food, tents, sleeping bags, and clothing, as well as overnight facilities at Bunnell’s First United Methodist Church. The shelter also offers transportation services and support to reunite individuals with their families.
Financial donations are needed to offset the expenses to operate the shelter, which include rent, insurance, food, cots, linens and towels, laundry service, and necessary toiletries for individuals and families. The Sheltering Tree is a 501c3 charity. The Family County Family Assistance Center is a coalition dedicated to feeding the hungry and providing shelter to the homeless by helping them to make the transition to permanent affordable housing and preventing at-risk individuals from becoming homeless, on a person-to-person basis.