Friday, July 6, 2012

Can a tunic make a difference? Yes!

You can update your summer wardrobe and help the victims of human trafficking at the same time during a special event on July 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Allison Sprock Fine Art, 600 Queens Road. Details: 704-705-2000.

Special guest De Anne Wingate of Charlotte, founder of the retail company Blessed Lotus, will be there with a selection of tunics and pashminas from India. The photo above is a fun picture of Wingate in one of the tunics.

All the profits from Blessed Lotus go to help the mission of Wingate's nonprofit, Rippled Purpose: to build schools in the slums of India and around the world in hopes that an education will prevent children from being trafficked.

Wingate came up with the idea for the nonprofit after a trip to India. During the event, she'll also share her experiences in the slums.

Allison Sprock, owner of the gallery where the event takes place, has just announced that 10 percent of any sales of paintings bought through July 13 will go toward the cause.