Resource Center: Back to Back Fashion Forward Fundraisers

Resource Center: Back to Back Fashion Forward Fundraisers

jpeg“Because your grandmother’s clutch is another girl’s treasure.” That’s the tagline of the 4rd annual Clutch for a Cause, a benefit for the San Miguel Resource Center.  

Telluride-based San Miguel Resource Center is the region’s only nonprofit serving victims of interpersonal violence. SMRC’S mission: eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence in and around Telluride, including the West End.

Historically, the Resource Center’s only public fundraiser has been the Chocolate Lovers Fling, scheduled on or close to Valentine’s Day to underline the nonprofit’s mission to promote healthy relationships. However, violence and assault are not seasonal occurrences. The twin offenses to do not melt away when the snow stops falling.

The first summer fundraising event, created and hosted by Two Skirts, takes place Friday, July 26. The idea is to recycle handbags and raise money (and awareness) for the SMRC through this fun venue. In addition, all Two Skirts’ handbags are on sale for 20% off and those proceeds are to be donated as well.

IMG954034 copyStop by the event and purchase any of the 100s of donated bags. There are always designer goodies from Gucci or Prada, vintage treasures in lace or beads, and quirky finds like license plate or cigar box purses. Prices range from $5-$150 for recycled bags. If you’ve been eyeing a new Marc by Marc Jacobs satchel in the store windows of Two Skirts, now is also the time to act. Again, all brand new bags, totes, clutches and wallets are 20% off during “the Clutch” with prices starting at $70.

So on Friday, get yourself another bag, new or used, and support a worthwhile cause. You’ll look chicer – and feel good about yourself at multiple levels – because you did.

Next week, Friday, August 2, starting at 6 p.m, Hotel Madeline, the Resource Center hosts its 2nd annual fashion show.

Sadly, interpersonal violence is always in vogue. And that’s the Resource Center’s challenge. Now you have the greatest excuse in the world for upping your chic quotient.

Call 970.728.5660 with questions about the Clutch or board president Cynthia Sommers, 970-729-1157 or go to with questions about fashion show and support both events.


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