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Brooklyn fashionistas takes on homelessness

Celebrate an unwavering commitment to ending homelessness in Brooklyn at the annual Fashion on Fulton and Friends gala benefiting Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS), June 2 at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

For 30 years, BCHS has been Brooklyn’s leader in the provision of supportive housing and services to the homeless, and will honor the achievements and dedication of other esteemed Brooklynites: Mo Vaughn & Eugene Schneur of Omni New York LLC, who provide high quality, expertly managed affordable housing in historically underserved areas; Vahap Avsar and Lexy Funk of Brooklyn Industries, a leading ‘namesake’ fashion label and design company whose credo LIVE, WORK, CREATE, reflects the innovative and affirming spirit of the urban artist and whose work has brought Brooklyn’s diverse and rich culture to a worldwide audience; and Elise Long of Spoke the Hub, Park Slope’s most vibrant community performing arts center, who produces thousands of artistic works, with a range of performers, from newborn through octogenarian, and whose mission is to nurture both individual and community health and happiness.

This year is BCHS’ 30th anniversary and the gala’s theme, “A Community Grows in Brooklyn,” celebrates the simple yet profound philosophy that gave birth to the agency and its mission: every individual is strengthened and can thrive when they are part of a supportive and empowering community.

Fashion on Fulton and Friends begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction, featuring exciting donations from all over Brooklyn and Manhattan. The fundraiser is topped with ‘style’, as Brooklynite, hostess, author and Project Runway (Season Four) designer Carmen Webber presents Brooklyn’s finest fashion designers in a comprehensive runway show.

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