On January 27th, 2015, we were MC’s for the 12th annual Women to Women/Mujeres a Mujeres fashion show that has been held in this Jaltemba Bay area for the last 12 years. To our knowledge, it is one of the biggest events this side of Puerto Vallarta. We entertain 400 guests with fashions from some of the local area designers.
This year, we showcased 5 different designers. The fashion show has been held for the past 3 years in the lovely garden area of the home of Thomas Bartlett. The setting is exquisite with all the lovely palm trees in the well groomed garden area. We also have many sponsors that contribute with helping us cover a few of the expenses incurred. Sponsors such as Costco, Casa Escaleras, Comex, as well as a few others, help to expunge some of the necessary rentals such as tables, chairs, dishes, bathrooms, etc.
Our money helps to keep, at this present time, 18 young ladies in university – as well we make gift hampers at Christmas time for some very needy families. We also have a “feed the children breakfast” program at the local middle school.
Our mission statement is to help women and children in the Jaltemba Bay area. Our motto for keeping these young ladies in school is “When you educate a woman, you help to change the direction of her family for generations to come”. These women have to apply to the fashion show for their educational grant by writing an essay as to why we should choose them. Their family income is also considered, and of course, they must have good grades in high school. We are very proud of our work with the fashion show and it gives us all warm fuzzy feelings when we see these young ladies graduate from university. They attend university in Puerto Vallarta, Tepic and even in Guadalajara… depending on their chosen career.
Next year’s fashion show will be held on January 26th, 2016. We always need more volunteers so if you are interested in helping out, just email us. It takes well over 100 people to put this event together. If you haven’t already been, we hope you’ll be attend and see for yourself.