Professional Women Give to Calvary Women’s Services through Fashion Fundraiser

Nationally-known fashion designer Nina McLemore opened her upscale boutique in Chevy Chase, Md. last night for a reception to benefit homeless women living at Calvary Women’s Services. McLemore voiced her support of Calvary’s programs and offered style consultations to guests.

McLemore, a Washington resident, said, “I feel strongly that we have a responsibility to support nonprofits in our community. One of my passions is giving back to organizations like Calvary Women’s Services, and supporting economic independence for women so they can make their own choices. It is a pleasure to partner with Calvary and help provide women who are homeless with greater opportunities to succeed.”

Dee Martin, president of Calvary’s board of directors, was a co-host of the reception. “Nina’s philosophy perfectly complements Calvary’s commitment to empowering women in our community who are homeless. Like many of the guests who attended last night’s reception, women at Calvary have career aspirations and plans for their futures. Calvary is thrilled to join forces with Nina in empowering women to achieve their goals.”

McLemore’s clothing is designed for executive and professional women. Some of McLemore’s highest profile customers include former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Gwen Ifill, co-anchor and co-editor of PBS NewsHour.

The fundraising and networking reception was organized as part of Calvary’s Women Empowering Women campaign. Women Empowering Women engages women from all walks of life and provides meaningful opportunities for them to leverage their passions, skills and financial resources to empower women who are homeless.

Through March 20, customers who shop at the Nina McLemore boutique in Chevy Chase can designate 15 percent of their purchase to be donated to Calvary.

For additional information about Calvary Women’s Services, please contact Amanda Griesser at (202) 678-2341 ext. 223 or agriesser@calvaryservices.org.

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