FINE Magazine Spring XPosure Fashion Show raises $7435 for Shelter to Soldier™

May 12, 2016

On March 31st, 2016, FINE Magazine hosted its 5th Annual Spring XPosure Fashion Show to benefit Shelter to Soldier™ at The Forum Carlsbad featuring San Diego designers, live music by Daring Greatly, and silent and live auctions. The event helped us to raise $7,435 to support more dogs and veterans in our community.
“Kira gave me my life back. Shelter to Soldier™ did more than Save Lives, Two at a Time for me, they helped give my children their father back, and my wife her husband back.” 
– Vic Martin, US Navy Ret. and Keynote speaker at the event
It was an honor to come together with the amazing team at FINE Magazine again for this year’s Spring XPosure fashion show. Shelter to Soldier™ was able to raise much needed funds for our mission, gain some great exposure, and meet many wonderful people. We wouldn’t be able to fulfill our mission of “Saving Lives, Two at a Time” without the support of companies like FINE Magazine.”
– Graham Bloem, Cofounder, Shelter to Soldier™
Dermacare Carlsbad generously donated a $3200 SculpSure treatment at their Carlsbad location, designer Rich Freshman donated a bag handmade at the event, and Renzulli’s Jewelry World donated a stunning diamond necklace to our exciting live auction hosted by Steve Lewandowski.

Guests at the Spring Xposure event were treated to live music by band Daring Greatly. With VIP seating along the runway, beer and wine tastings from The Wine Loft, Estate d’Iacobelli Winery, Carruth Cellars, Coomber Family Winery, U4rik, Hess Brewing Co, Bellamar Spirits, Regal Jacksonville & La Crema Wine, Mediterraneo Taste and Novo Brazil, and eatery and beverage tastings from Illy Coffee, Huberts Lemonade, OH Juice, Solar Rain, San Diego Cake Pop, Jimbo’s Naturally, Panera Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings, Which Which, Bice, Rotisserie Affair, Red Oven, Casa de Bandini, Buca di Beppo, Moss Grills and Ara Lebanese -our guests were treated to a fun, high-fashion night out!

Shelter to Soldier™ would like to express our sincere thanks to all of the individuals who generously donated for t-shirts, participated in the silent auction, or bid in the live auction, we appreciate your support! Huge thanks to FINE Magazine for choosing Shelter to Soldier™ as the charity partner for this event for the second year! Thanks to Dermacare San Diego, Renzulli’s Jewelry World, Rich Freshman, Specialty Dog Training, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Valley View Casino Center, Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, Mantra Yoga and Juice Bar, La Jolla Playhouse, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Buck Ramsey, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Plato Pet Treats, and TRE Boutique Del Mar for your donations that helped us to raise over $7000 at this event! Thank you to Schubach Aviation, American Portfolio, Increase Clean Energy, Staged Homes, San Diego Chargers, Harley Davidson, Backyard Vacations, Selfie Station, The Dailey Method, Rejeuvine Medspa and The Ideal Match for being the amazing sponsors that made the event the success that it was!
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