Metropolitan Pittsburgh Foundation Real Estate Association raises money for Emmaus with fashion show


Being a real estate agent is more than helping someone find a home.

It’s about creating an opportunity for them to have a place where they feel at home.

This is the mission of the Fashion for a Cause show. Hosted by the Metropolitan Pittsburgh Association of Realtors Foundation, the event benefited the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh based on the South Side of Pittsburgh, which provides housing and care for adults with developmental disabilities and autism.

The foundation was established in 1992 and is a community of real estate agents who work together to support real estate businesses through an event such as the sixth annual fair. It was held at the St. Clair Country Club in Upper St. Clair on October 17th and raised over $ 60,000.

“When we looked for possible charities, we found Emmaus,” said Lisa Freeman, president of the foundation and member of the board of directors. “Emmaus is such a wonderful organization. We are happy to donate to them.

Courtesy of Anthony Sobotka

Models Lisa Freeman and Melanie Crockard pose in Halston Kaftans during the annual “Fashion for a Cause: The Glamor of Halston” runway show hosted by the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh Foundation at the St. Clair Country Club in Upper St. Clair on October 17th.

The theme for this year’s event was “The Glamor of Halston” and featured dresses by iconic designer Halston. Some dresses were donated and some bought on eBay.

Freeman said the Netflix series on Halston highlights the simplistic beauty of her iconic, brightly colored dresses.

There were 120 guests.

In recent years, some models have come from Emmaus, but covid-19 has prevented that from happening this year, Freeman said. A smaller event took place outside last year due to the covid-19 pandemic.

“Even though we haven’t had as many guests as in previous years, people continue to be extremely generous,” she said. “We appreciate their continued support to help others who need housing.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is the editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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