Makin' Waves holds fund-raiser for local fuel assistance program
Belfast — Makin’ Waves is making a tradition of their Holiday Fashion Gala — this is the second year they’ve held the event. However, this time around, they decided to add a silent auction to the event in order to raise money for a local charity.
The non-profit that they chose was Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP), which administers a Keep Waldo Warm fund for emergency fuel assistance to low-income Waldo County households in need.
With a little help from their friends — several other area businesses who donated items in response to a letter from Makin’ Waves owner Cathy Hall — the salon was able to raise a total of $1,421.50 for WCAP.
“We’re just so touched that they thought of us. It means so much to us and will mean even more to the families this will benefit,” Tabitha Lowe, WCAP’s Community Projects Manager told attendees of the gala during a speech before the event.
The gala, which includes a fashion show, is a chance for many downtown businesses to showcase their brightest and their best jewelry, clothing and other accessories to the public.
Owner Cathy Hall and the rest of the girls at Makin’ Waves plan to transform their salon into a catwalk and silent auction house again next year, in hopes of continuing on their tradition.