Lighthouse International’s President and CEO Tara Cortes, PhD,
RN, was front and center greeting guests such as Joan Rivers,
Kim Cattrall, Sasha Lazard, Rita Gam and Jamie deRoy. Vitage
shoppers got a first hand look at over 30,000 donated items of
the city’s new and gently used women’s, men’s and children’s
garments and accessories, including those from the closets of
such trend setters as Lauren Bacall, Gloria Vanderbilt, Grace
Mirabella and the late Nan Kempner.
The 5-day sale drew in more than 5,000 serious shoppers young
and old and raised a whopping $700,000 to help the 102 year
old Lighthouse International enable people with low vision and
blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives.
Bravo to the army of volunteers who worked a full year
collecting, organizing, pricing, displaying, marketing and
selling the merchandise.