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Modern Abolition Club hosts fashion show fundraiser

The Modern Abolition Club at Claremont High School organized a fashion show fundraiser on Saturday, May 20 to promote awareness of and raise money for organizations combatting human trafficking.

The fashion show, entitled Price Tags are for Clothes Not People, benefited Freedom and Fashion, an organization which mentors young people in the US who are homeless or have run away from home, and teaches them skills of the fashion and beauty industry.

Approximately 70 people attended the fundraiser, which raised $1,200 for Freedom and Fashion.

The fashion show featured clothes from Freedom and Fashion, as well as silent auction baskets with fair trade products donated by Claremont vendors and bracelets made by survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia.

Claremont High School student Naomi Gonzales founded the Modern Abolition Club at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Naomi was very impressed by the fundraiser’s results.

“I’m really happy with the way it turned out,” she said. “I’m excited that we were able to raise such awareness on such a large scale.”

—Marc Rod