Alpha Gamma Alpha to host Armenian orphanage relief fashion show

Bob Garcia

CSUN’s Alpha Gamma Alpha sorority will be hosting the first annual “Imagine: Runway to Relief” charity fashion show event Saturday Feb. 9 at the Northridge Complex at 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), an international nonprofit organization committed to providing humanitarian support to orphaned Armenian children and adults.

The organization also has relief orphanages located in Florida, California and Pennsylvania and internationally in Syria, Armenia, Lebanon and Russia.

Entry into the show will be a $20 donation for students and a $30 donation for adults. At the door donations will be $25 for students and $35 for adults.

The proceeds from the event will be going to renovate a SOAR orphanage in Armenia and provide relief to their chapter in Syria.

Marine Piliposyan, who is Alpha Gamma Alpha’s national philanthropy chairperson, said the sorority chose SOAR because it was one of the most well-known orphanages for their work in Armenia.

“I am excited that the event is happening because we have done a year of planning and there has been a lot of postponement,” said Piliposyan. “I am hoping it goes well enough so we can have another one next year.”

The event will feature performances by R-Mean, A Splinter, Christine Gasparyan with vLep and DJ Dream. Clothing lines such as Jules Boutique, Mika Couture, Smart Alex Designs, Yvette Mandell, and Extra Good Apparel will be displayed at the event.

There will also be a silent auction on the showcased clothing lines at the event.