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TCI Red Cross Celebrates 55 Years With Red Hot Fashion Extravaganza

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

On November 5th, the Turks & Caicos Islands Red Cross will “paint the town red” in celebration of their highly anticipated Red Hot Fashion Event, which is part of the organization's 55-year anniversary celebration, set to take place at the luxurious Palms Resort in the Garden Courtyard.

The Red-Hot fashion extravaganza features an eclectic collection of vintage and trendy fashions from the Red Cross Thrift Shop.

A group of community leaders, men, women, and children will take to the catwalk in four different segments, Sportswear, Island Chic, Eveningwear and Red-Hot Fashions!

The funds raised from the Red-Hot events go to support the TCI Red Cross and its work throughout the islands.

According to the organisers, this creative event will highlight the Red Cross Thrift Shop program in a unique way and embodies the theme for this year - ‘Together for Humanity’.

The public’s donations of new or gently used items are shared with persons in need based on assessment and referrals from governmental and non-governmental partnering agencies.

Candianne Williams, the TCI Red Cross Director stated that the proceeds from the Thrift Shop sales are used to fund vital Red Cross programs.

“The TCI Red Cross is committed to building green sustainable environments and our thrift shops provide the community with outlets to reduce, recycle, repurpose, and restore clothing and household items,” Williams said.

For her part, Dr. Dawn O’Sullivan, Chair of the TCI Red Cross commented: "I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 55th anniversary and it’s going to be an excellent event, one you won’t want to miss.

“It’s been 55 years of not only sheltering, feeding, and providing emotional support to those in need, but years of teaching vital skills that save lives and provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief for communities across the TCI. We will continue to do so with your support.

“Our inspiration came from an idea to showcase the diverse collections found at the Red Cross Thrift Shop in a unique and whimsical way.”

Karen Whitt, Hartling Group Vice-President and Red-Hot Fundraising Committee member said the range of outfits truly showcases the diversity of what can be found at the Thrift Shop, and all of the outfits seen will be on sale during the event at The Palms.

“We are so proud of how the community has already embraced this event, and we embrace the opportunity to further raise funds and awareness for the Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross.”

For tickets to the Red Hot Fashion Event, visit or call TCI Red Cross Headquarters: Sam's Building, Downtown, Telephone: 232-8056 or 331-8056; The Red Cross Thrift Store, Turtle Cove, Telephone: 339-2136; Golf Course or on Islehelp,

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