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Reciprocal Style Vintage Fashion Show

Abby's hosted its inaugural vintage fashion show, Reciprocal Style, on Thursday, March 24th at Ralph's Diner. The sold-out event was attended by more than 150 people and raised more than $10,000! - what a huge success! This evening benefit featured shopping, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, raffle items, and of course, a fashion show, showcasing vintage items from the Abby's House Thrift Shop! Proceeds from this event and sales at the Thrift Shop are used to run the Abby's House shelter, which serves hundreds of homeless women and children from across Central Massachusetts each year.

Jodi Salerno, Thrift Shop Manager, said, "The response to Reciprocal Style was overwhelming. It was amazing having such an incredible group of women come together for Abby's. As individuals we choose to express and present ourselves a certain way -- it is these choices that make us who we are. Abby's House too is unique. There's no place like it and it was important to me to get that point across with this event. Reciprocal Style is a reminder to ourselves of how important we are to each other as individuals and a community."

Speaking of reciprocation, this event would not have been possible without the support of our staff, board, volunteers and members of the business community, who provided us with the goods, services and donations needed to make this event successful. 

We would like to thank:

  • Milk Row Studios
  • Ralph's Diner
  • The Abby's House Board of Directors
  • Arlington Lithograph
  • Frederick Bayon Family Dentistry
  • The Bean Counter
  • Bisceglia, Steinman & Fudeman
  • The Brier Patch
  • Charter Communications
  • Conzo Salon and Day Spa
  • Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester
  • Erb Photography
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Elaine Fallon Imports
  • Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Market
  • Nora Keil
  • Le Mirage Restaurant
  • MASS Liquors
  • Nu Cafe
  • O'Brien & Gibbons Insurance
  • O'Connor's Restaurant
  • PL Jones & Associates
  • Annette Rafferty
  • Reservoir Package Store
  • Sun Bird Yoga
  • Ubi Hair Salon
  • The Wine Vine
  • Redd's of Roslindale Square
  • Sol of Mexico
  • Spring Street Cafe of West Roxbury
  • The Top Shop Salon and Day Spa
  • Joe Zupan