NWA Fashion Week raises $35,000 and change

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FAYETTEVILLE — For all the headache, halter tops and hairspray, organizers of the first-ever NWA Fashion Week, raised more than $35,000 for a slew of area nonprofits.

The event March 5-10 brought a flurry of activity to the city’s high-end clothing and accessory stores and to East Square Plaza, where the runway shows were held.

Charities raking in the most dough: Seven Hills Homeless Center, $5,458; American Cancer Society, $3,088; the Art Amiss artists’ collective, $3,850; the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, $7,042; Restore Humanity, $3,694; the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, $4,714; and Spay Arkansas, $5,669.

When patrons bought tickets for NWA Fashion Week, they were given the option to designate which charity to which they wanted to direct their donation.