Giving With Style

Once again, Bree and Jason Goldwater (and family) open their home for great fashions and a good cause

Paying $50 for a Chanel suit or Manolo Blahnik shoes is enough to give anyone an adrenaline rush, but knowing that every penny spent benefits charity makes the art of the deal even more exciting. Couture for Causes, a fundraising event founded by Bree and Jason Goldwater, fuses both of these euphoric experiences into one fun-filled Sunday afternoon, March 27.

This flea market for fashion lovers was conceived out of Bree’s love of designer clothes and the couple’s “craving for a grassroots neighborhood way to raise awareness,” Jason says. All proceeds benefit Three Square’s BackPack for Kids Program, whose mission is to ensure that children have nutritious food on weekends when they aren’t receiving meals at school.

This cause is so dear to the Goldwaters’ hearts that they open their home every year to host the event, which draws about 700 people. They encourage their guests to come as a family and hope the event instills a sense of community-mindedness in children at a young age. Items for sale include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes along with artwork and jewelry. Everything is priced at about 90 percent off retail.

Now in its third year, Couture for Causes charges an entry fee of $50 per person, $100 for families, and gives patrons the ability to buy discounted fashions and also a front-row ticket to partake in an impressive lineup of entertainment including performances from Nevada Ballet Theatre, the cast of Le Rêve, Art Classes for Kids and a backyard barbecue catered by the chefs of Wynn and Encore.

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