CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Florida – A cup of tea and a little fashion highlights the need for people to stand up for children in the justice system. The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $ 17,125 at Fashion to a Tea, a luncheon and fashion show featuring community leaders as models.
It was held at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club and included a high tea party, silent auction and fashion show by Anthony’s Ladies Apparel in Punta Gorda. The foundation helps foster children and children who need an adult to defend them.
âIt was great to be together again today. It had been 728 days since we had been together for this event, and we certainly missed each other, âsaid Jessica Stanfield, CEO of the foundation. âTo feel the excitement, to be able to come together to give those pats and hugs, and do it all for a good causeâ¦ We couldn’t ask for more.
Fashion to a Tea’s product provides financial assistance to help meet a child’s basic and developmental needs, including the Children’s Needs Program which provides “extras” like birthday parties, private lessons, summer camp programs, movie tickets and registration fees for clubs and sports.