Celebrities to model at House of Hope ‘ Girls Night Out’


Wednesday night, Mayor Scott Avedisian, among several other local dignitaries, will be modeling for a fundraiser fashion show during the fourth annual Girls Night Out Event, which will benefit House of Hope and homeless woman throughout Rhode Island. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and wraps up at 9 p.m. at Cranston’s Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

Many of Avedisian’s friends are also modeling, from Linda D’Amario Rossi, the retired head of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families, to Richard Licht, the director of the Department of Administration, and from Catherine Taylor, director of Elderly Affairs, to Judge Frank Caprio, as well as Attorney Ken McGunagle, and former councilwoman and current board member of the Providence Chamber of Commerce Sue Stenhouse.

“My favorite is Chief Judge Bedrosian,” said Avedisian, who has modeled for the House of Hope in the past, as well as the Volunteers for Warwick Schools and the Hospitality & Tourism Association. “The judge has administered the oath of office to me each time I have been elected mayor and is slated to perform the ceremony for the eighth time on January 8.”

The evening will be filled with fashion, shopping and food. It is sponsored by Chico’s, a women’s clothing store, and consists of this season’s hottest styles from Chico’s of Garden City and Men’s Warehouse and Tux of Warwick. North Kingstown’s Total Look Salon will provide hair and makeup design.

Tickets are $40 and include complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres stations, shopping and the fashion show. More than 30 vendors will be on site, including Elementz Boutique, Thirty One Bags and Just Beachy Keen. On the spot massages and hair services will also be available.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit houseofhopecdc.org, call 463-3324 ext. 231 or stop by the House of Hope Boutique at 3190 Post Road.

House of Hope CDC was established in Warwick in 1989 and has grown to become a trusted resource for Rhode Islanders in need of temporary and permanent housing and other critical, lifesaving supports. The House of Hope Boutique creates and sells handmade bags designed and assembled by formerly homeless women. As an extension of the House of Hope CDC’s mission to prevent and end homelessness, the boutique works towards empowering women through education of new skills.


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