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Sunbeam Holiday Boutique offers local, national vendors, 100 plus years of fundraising

November 7, 2018

Sunbeam Holiday Boutique offers local, national vendors, 100 plus years of fundraising

CLEVELAND, Ohio – For over 100 years, the Sunbeam Holiday Boutique has raised money to benefit Vocational Guidance Services. This year, the three-day event will offer creative, upscale goods from 38 vendors from all over Cleveland and across the nation. The festivities begin on Wednesday November 7 and run through Friday, November 9.

Each year, Vocational Guidance Services provides training, work experience and job placement for nearly 3,500 Ohioans with physical and mental disabilities or other hurdles that make employment a challenge, according to a press release.

VGS started out as the Sunbeam Circle. It was created in 1890 by a group of young women. Their goal was to find ways to bring comfort to bedridden children at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland. In the early days, they sold handmade clothing to help the disabled children.

Today, the Sunbeam Board continues the original mission by raising awareness and funds for VGS. The boutique brings vendors of high-end gifts, accessories, jewelry, stationary, delicious treats and home decor from across the nation. Vendors give 15 percent of their sales to support VGS along with the admission fees collected. Last year the Sunbeam Holiday Boutique earned $87,500 for the non-profit.

This year’s well-rounded vendor list includes several local and national vendors from Michigan, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin California, Illinois and more. As for some familiar local makers and boutiques, we’ll find Fount, Cleveland’s makers of heirloom leather goods, Heather B. Moore Jewelry of Cleveland, Rachel Katz Jewelry, a Los Angeles company owned by Cleveland native Rachel Katz, gift items from Mulholland and Sachs with a store at Eton Chagrin Boulevard, Miklus Florist from Mayfield Heights, Pinwheel Kids, Appletree Books and Jubilee from Cleveland Heights, paper goods from Ornament Letterpress from Shaker Heights, Mavec Collections from Chagrin Falls, stylish active clothing from Grace and Ricci of Cleveland and so much more. For a full list of vendors and links to their websites, see the link below.

The event kicks off Wednesday evening with an opening night party which includes hors d’oeuvre and cocktails. Admission starts at $135. The boutique is also open on Thursday and Friday with a one-time admission fee of $10. A special Girls Night Out event takes place on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features Chef Doug Katz and his Fire Spice Company spices as well as champagne and hors d’oeuvre. That event is $20. On Sunday at 11 a.m. join local stylist Hallie Abrams of The Wardrobe Consultant as she presents the latest in cold weather fashions, gift ideas and trends. Her presentation is free with the $10 boutique admission.

See Hallie Abrams when she was in The Plain Dealer’s Fashion Flash

Sunbeam Holiday Boutique details:

When: Wednesday through Friday, November 7 to 9.

Where: The Country Club, 2825 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio

Hours:

Wednesday, Opening Night party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Requires RSVP.

Thursday Boutique hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday Girls Night Out 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. has $20 admission.

Friday Boutique hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with presentation by Hallie Abrams at 11 a.m.

Admission: Boutique admission is $10, Opening night starts at $135, Girls Night Out is $20. Children under 18 are free. See links below to purchase tickets.

Food: Lunch will be available for purchase.

Parking: Parking at The Country Club, valet is available.

Link: See the vgsjob.org event page for more information and links to purchase advance tickets online.

Vendors: For a full list of this year’s vendors see the vgsjob.org boutique vendors page.

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