“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day…”
It rained off and on all day on Saturday, June 19, but the weather didn’t stop 35 CLS ladies from bringing the sunshine to the Estrella rooftop of Atlanta’s Bazati restaurant for the Yellow Dress Rooftop Mixer! The ladies, resplendent in yellow dresses, gathered for a cause they are passionate about. Yellow represents CLS’ stance against human and sex trafficking as the organization continues to take its place in the fight against this global problem that affects millions of people around the world. While it was a social event for the organization, it was, more importantly, an opportunity to give back with purpose.
Located on the Atlanta Beltline, Estrella, meaning “Star” in Spanish, has been touted as one of the best rooftops in Atlanta, with one of the best views of the Atlanta skyline. Because of the inclement weather, the ladies enjoyed the afternoon inside, adjacent to the outdoor roof. They grooved to upbeat Latin music and enjoyed Mexican cuisine, fresh squeezed margaritas and other crafted cocktails.
The event was in benefit to Gigi’s House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving girls ages 13-19 who are victims of sex trafficking. In addition to safe housing, they provide individual and group trauma-informed therapy with a licensed therapist, home-school, mentoring, life skills, and daily self-confidence-building activities. CLS collected over 30 inspirational letters/notecards and fast food restaurant gift cards for the girls at Gigi’s House at the event!
Mission accomplished! The event was a huge success and was enjoyed by all in attendance. Classy Living Society brought a ray of sunshine to Estrella rooftop and hopefully, also brought the sunshine to 30+ girls through donations to Gigi’s House!
Written by: Janine Lattimore of New York Red Blog