Hearts and Heels fashion show is “Back and Better”

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – The fourth annual Hearts and Heels fashion show will be held soon. Models will be exhibiting some of the best pieces for boutiques right here in the area. The highlight of it all is that all proceeds go to Acadiana’s foster children.

Due to COVID, the fundraising event last year wasn’t as grand as it usually is, but surprisingly the amount of money they raised didn’t reflect the circumstance.

“It was just amazing to see how much we have grown over the past four years.
Last year we were able to raise a lot of money through COVID as well. It was the most we collected. This year we hope to do as well, if not better, ”says Victoria Arsement.

Boutiques, hairdressers and make-up artists collaborate with the organization. They host one of the best fashion shows in Acadiana and at the end of the evening, foster children in Acadiana are one step closer to meeting their needs. They not only receive money from ticket sales, but also through donations and lottery tickets.

“We have about $ 5,000 in raffle donations. It’s really amazing, ”says Arsement. Jen Rickard, the founder of the Hearts and Heels fashion show, says there are 3,200 foster children in Louisiana. There are 75 in Acadiana. Thirty of these can be adopted today.

“There is a huge need for foster parents and parents who are willing to adopt a child forever,” Rickard explained

The parade will take place on Saturday 16th January at 5:30 pm at Crowley’s Grand Opera House

To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit the Foster Friends of Acadiana website.

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