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LCV students present Fashion Has Heart Pop-up shop + toy drive

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November 25, 2016

November 18 2016, Vancouver, B.C. – As we build up to the festive season, the doors of LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) will open to welcome local schools, businesses and community to get involved in a charity toy drop and enjoy a unique shopping experience all for a worthwhile cause. This one-day spectacular will be on December 6th, 12pm till 5pm. All proceeds raised will go toward the BC Children’s Hospital to show that Fashion Has Heart.

LaSalle College will be supported by the CSLI (Canadian Second Language Institute) and The Westside School by holding week-long toy drop stations prior to the students delivering them to LaSalle College Vancouver campus on December 6th. Students, parents, businesses and the public will be greeted by a warm festive atmosphere and the opportunity to place their donation under the tree and have a chance to do a little gift shopping at the pop-up shop.

Fashion Has Heart pop-up shop will be conducted at the same time as the toy drop. It will consist of products hand made by the talented students of LaSalle College Vancouver who will be there to showcase their skills, making an array of fun gift ideas for gifts and stocking fillers over the festive period. We have set out to make the products affordable by selling all items under $10, with an option to donate more, as all proceeds generated will go to charity.

The event was created through students of LaSalle College under the direction of Julie Berg (Lecturer) to pursue a unique way that could contribute back to the local community. Using the resources around them, the students devised a pop-up shop open to the public for one day in December. After Kristian Stevens (student) proposed the idea to LaSalle’s Diego Do Livramento (Campus Director) and Robin Hemmingsen (LCI President), the idea of combining this event with a charity toy drive was conceived. Both initiatives would be for the BC Children’s Hospital. The realisation of the types of businesses around the campus led to further possibilities of making Fashion Has Heart a great contributor to community spirit in a time of goodwill and giving.

A second event will take place (day to be confirmed) to deliver the toys in person and hand over the raised money to the BC Children’s Hospital, with a presentation by faculty and students.

For the event detail, please CLICK HERE