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styleworks 2018 is a wrap!

Thank you for joining us for our annual StyleWorks event highlighting the impact Siskin Children's Institute has on children with special needs and their families in our community. We hope you enjoyed shopping at the Dillard's pop-up shop, fashion show, and meeting some of the families we serve. 

Be sure to check out our Facebook page in the coming days for new photos and videos recapping the event.

For those of you who made a donation, we thank you.

about styleworks

Once known as the 365 Club Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show, StyleWorks has been sharing fashion with compassion since 1977. This unique event brings the community and volunteers together to celebrate the work and passion of Siskin Children’s Institute.

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This unique event brings the community and volunteers together to celebrate the work and passion of Siskin Children’s Institute.  Our 2018 co-chairs, Kim Leffew and Carrie Eaves, have a teamed up to bring Chattanooga a StyleWorks event like no other. 

StyleWorks is a luncheon and fashion show featuring local models as well as current and former children of the Institute along with their families. Models will showcase Dillard’s trendiest clothing and accessories in the StyleWorks runway fashion show, produced by Kim Coulter Style Makers. Guests will be treated to a show full of smiling faces that highlight the work of Siskin Children’s Institute. 

Five families will be featured at this year’s event, both families with children currently enrolled in programs and those who got their start with the Institute and are flourishing as teens and adults. Guests will be inspired by their stories and their incredible accomplishments, all while enjoying an exciting runway fashion show like no other. 

In addition to the fashion show, attendees will have the opportunity to shop at the pop-up Dillard’s store just before the luncheon (10:30 am) and following the fashion show. Donations made at this year’s event will be used for a scholarship fund to provide opportunities for more children with special needs to attend the Siskin Early Learning Center.

It’s fashion with compassion, supporting Siskin Children’s Institute’s programs and services in the areas of education, outreach, health care and home visiting.

This year's event will be dedicated to the memory of Amelia David Allen.

Meet the Co-Chairs FOR STYLEWORKS 2018

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kim leffew and carrie eaves

Carrie Eaves (Left)- Carrie graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Previously, Carrie worked as a public relations and fundraising director. Currently, she works part-time at Talbots and is the co-owner of “Tortoise and Hare Vintage.”

In addition to her work, Carrie is a junior league sustaining member and has served on the parent council at McCallie School. Carrie currently volunteers with the YMCA food and fun program with her daughter and did volunteer work for several years at the “Nearly New” thrift store.  She loves gardening, antiquing and date night.

Carrie is married to Greg Eaves and has two children, Carter and Caroline. Carter is a 20 year old college student at the University of Tennessee. Caroline is 18 and attends Lee University's Developmental Inclusion Classroom program. They are members of Our Lady of Perpetual Health Catholic Church.

Kim Leffew (Right)- Kim is the Director of Auxiliary Programs at Girls Preparatory School. A former physical education teacher and softball coach at GPS, Kim earned her Master's Degree in Education from Tusculum College. She is very active in the community serving with several charities including Women Against Multiple Sclerosis and Downside Up, Inc. in addition to being President Elect of the Zeta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. Kim was named Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the TN Association of Independent Schools in 2004, and Ironman Volunteer Captain of the Year in 2016. She has served on the StyleWorks event committee since 2014. Kim is married to her husband Todd and their son, Laik, attended the Siskin Early Learning Center. 


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