What more could a girl ask for – shopping while benefiting a good cause!
Ellwood City LuLaRoe retailer, Samantha DeJoseph is hosting a clothes-shopping fundraiser for the benefit of the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness (AFSA).
“The Human Services Center has put together a team of people to walk in the Lawrence County Out of the Darkness Walk on September 16th, and this fundraiser is to help the HSC crew raise money for AFSA,” DeJoseph explained.
DeJoseph, who has started working for LuLaRoe as a retailer because she agrees with the way the clothes are designed to empower women to be comfortable in their skin, is also an advocate for promoting happiness, and after hearing about the opportunity to partake in the fundraiser she immediately took it to heart.
“There’s a stigma that surrounds mental illness – you hear about all these celebrities killing themselves so often – and with all walks of life affected by the different types of mental illness, it’s important to raise awareness so people aren’t so afraid to ask for help,” she said. “Mental illness isn’t something to be ashamed of.”
DeJoseph will be offering her LuLaRoe clothing for sale July 29th from noon to 2p.m., on the 1100 block of Lawrence Ave with 20% of the proceeds benefiting the AFSA.
LuLaRoe prides itself on providing “comfortable, affordable, stylish clothing” as their website states.
“LuLaRoe clothing is comfortable, cute, and unique; the prints are limited and they’re designed in a way that you can wear one piece in several different ways. You could buy like four things and end up with like 12 different outfits to wear, from casual to business and everything in-between,” DeJoseph stated.
DeJoseph is hopeful the community will come out and support the cause.
“My goal is the spread the word and have as many people as possible be aware of this event because mental illness is no joke, and suicide is not the answer.”
Check out some of the styles of LuLaRoe and the official event flyer below: