Events

Annual Fundraiser

Metamorphosis: Social Butterfly Experiment Sponsored by Trinity Partners    

Saturday, September 22, 2018
6:30 – 10:30pm
LaCa Projects (1429 Bryant St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Click here to buy tickets

Metamorphosis is RunningWorks’ unique annual fundraiser event that merges fashion and philanthropy. For the third year, RunningWorks is partnering with world-renown fashion designer Luis Machicao, who has been commissioned by the President of Peru (his home country) to serve as “style ambassador” for the Peruvian First Lady.

In years past, Machicao has showcased his latest collections using professional models on the runway. This year, we are changing the format with the announcement of the Metamorphosis: Social Butterfly Experiment Sponsored by Trinity Partners. We have handpicked 8 dynamic, passionate and philanthropic influencers or “Social Butterflies” from the community to serve as mentors for members of the RunningWorks team.

During this year’s event, these Social Butterflies will hit the runway alongside their mentees, donning couture gowns and men’s suits custom designed by Machicao specifically for Metamorphosis. This unique approach will highlight the transition, or metamorphosis, of our team members as they transition out of homelessness into beautiful, fully functioning butterflies in society.

Click here to learn more about this year’s title sponsor, Trinity Partners.


Social Butterfly Fundraising Campaign

Mentors and mentees will meet over the course of the next 90 days. They will compete as a team to see who can raise the most awareness and funds to combat homelessness, abuse, poverty, and neglect in the Carolinas. The challenge runs April 1 through September 1, but the relationships forged between mentors and mentees will continue as they will all strut their stuff on the runway side-by-side at LaCa Projects on September 22. To meet our amazing Social Butterflies and donate to the campaign, click the link below.

Social Butterfly Experiment Fundraising Campaign