Welcome to my Fashion for Paws Fundraising Page!

Support Charles!
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2017 Model
I raised $3,000 to walk in the Fashion for Paws 11th Annual Runway Show
Personal Progress:
158 percent of goal achieved.
Fundraising Honor Roll

Hello friends and family! I recently volunteered to fundraise for the Fashion for Paws 11th Annual Runway Show on April 8, 2017. Fashion for Paws is a nationally acclaimed, one-of-a-kind fundraising event to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA). The HRA is DC's largest rescue & animal welfare organization: their services help more than 60,000 animals a year. My goal is raise at least $3,000 by March 31, 2017 to help Fashion for Paws meet its $510,000 fundraising goal for the HRA. If I reach my goal, Lily and I will be strutting our stuff down the runway on April 8th!

This year's event has a very special personal significance for me: it's exactly three years to the day that I was approved to adopt Lily, my wonderful Boston Terrier, from a rescue organization much like the HRA. Lily has changed my life in ways that I can't fully put into words, and every dog has the potential to change a life like she has changed mine. Supporting the HRA will give dogs like Lily an opportunity to live in a safe, loving home, and will give humans like me the opportunity to experience the life-changing unconditional love that dogs so selflessly give. It's a cause that I strongly believe in, so I've very excited to be a part of Fashion for Paws. 

Just click on the Buy Tickets in Support of Charles or Make a Donation In Support of Charles buttons above to purchase a ticket or make a donation. Any donation will make a difference, no matter how large or small. Lily and I thank you for your support, and hope to see you at the show!

A few stats about the Humane Rescue Alliance and why your support is so important:

  • In 2016, HRA’s field officers responded to 13,501 calls to help animals in the community.
  • HRA provided low-cost spay and neuter services to more than 7,132 cats and dogs in 2016.
  • The CatNiPP program sterilized more than 2,145 feral/community cats in 2016.
  • HRA microchipped more than 4,330 animals in 2016.
  • In 2016, more than 4,338 animals were adopted from HRA.
  • As part of HRA’s HOPE (Help Out, Partner, and Educate) program, HRA provided free sterilization services to over 500 low-income DC residents and two community events were held in Southeast DC where over 300 pets received free vaccinations, pet food, and pet toys.

To mail a donation (checks), send to:
Humane Rescue Alliance
Attn: Fashion for Paws 
71 Oglethorpe St NW
Washington, DC 20011

Make all checks payable to HUMANE RESCUE ALLIANCE
** Checks MUST include my name in the memo line on your check ** 

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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

Design Foundry logo audi dealers
Anytime K9 logo 3/18/15
Ducci and Associates logo 3.3.17 Linder Global Events logo
Trunk Club logo Jan 2017 v2
Spot On Training logo 3.3.17
PR at Partners logo


NoVA Real Estate logo

Maryland Sound logo John Farr Lighting Design logo

Quince Imaging

aram logo


Arcteryx logo

Katya Avdeev logo Jan 2017
Lilly Pulitzer logo Jan 2017 Lynn Louisa logo Jan 2017


Paul Stuart logo

Studio D Maxsi logo Jan 2017
undeniable boutique logo Jan 2017 Zadig Voltaire logo2 dc_london[1].jpg
Moshe Zusman Photography Studio logo 02.10.15
novadog logo VAMDDog logo 2015 maroon DJ Seyhan TAA PR Logo 2015
albert creative logo Thiero and Associates Bisnow logo - Feb 2016  Just Smile Photo Booth Logo
Curtin Law Roberson logo
Orange Anchor logo leappoint logo SCOUT logo - for web
Fig Olive logo brightly ever after logo



Dog Clothing provided by:

Anthony Rubio logo 2015 Emily Abril
Mallory DeBenedetto logo Jan 17
Pet Ellegance logo
Jill Lee logo Vlada Design logo


*Sponsors are continuously updated.