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Haute Couture is in the Bag – the Garbage Bag!

9th Annual Garbage Bag Gala

Pittsburgh’s classiest guys and girls are getting ready for this year’s trashiest event, “The 9th Annual Garbage Bag Gala.” This most stylish crowd will be decked out in their plastically unique attire to raise valuable dollars for homeless moms, dads and kids living in The Salvation Army’s East Liberty Family Caring Center. These generous partygoers are creating fashions from garbage bags, taking the money they would normally spend on an outfit and donating it to The Salvation Army to benefit these deserving homeless families.

This year’s event will feature the first Garbage Bag Gala Fashion Show, with models from the Pittsburgh Passion wearing designs from local cutting edge boutiques. Handling the 2010 master of ceremonies duties is WTAE Channel 4’s own Wendy Bell. Participants will be treated to a bevy of internationally themed hors d’oeuvres stations and delectable desserts. An exciting array of auction items available for bid include signed sports memorabilia, unique gifts from select boutiques and a few signature, not-to-be-missed specialty items and excursions to be unveiled at the event.

The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Center is the only facility in Southwestern Pennsylvania that accepts entire families and single women. The Garbage Bag Gala founders hope to continue the center’s dedication to providing an enriching environment for families of all types.

Check out or join the event on their facebook page. Local boutiques have been busy designing dresses for the event and we’ve been loading up our YouTube with helpful “how to” videos!

 “With more and more families turning to us every day, the funds raised from Garbage Bag Gala will play an even greater role in providing a safe haven for our families. We are deeply grateful to these dedicated committee members for their support,” explains Major Asenath Clarke, The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Administrator.

Throw on your garbage bag, grab some friends and help The Salvation Army do the most good… for the most people… in the most need

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