Unique shopping event showcases Canadian designers while raising funds for women in developing world

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Gatherings Event Planning proudly presents the
first ever Shopping for Gems on September 27, 2007, at Spin Gallery, 1100
Queen Street West. This unique event will showcase local retailers and new
designers while raising funds for Gems of Hope, a Toronto based non-profit
organization that helps women in Third World countries to become
    Fashion conscious shoppers will purchase one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry,
shoes, lingerie, accessories and so much more. All proceeds will contribute to
empowering marginalized women through capacity building initiatives in local
enterprise such as health and basic education.
    "Canadian women are a philanthropic bunch, especially when it comes to
women's issues. We're very excited about this event because it combines two
things that women love most, making a difference and helping other women in
need," said the event host, Kendra Court, president of Gatherings Event
Planning and Fundraising. "We're also proud of the fact that Shopping for Gems
promotes local Canadian talent. It truly is a win-win situation for all

    Shopping for Gems opens at 6:00 p.m. The first 150 guests will receive a
complimentary gift bag and foot reflexology treatment. Champagne and hors
d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. Admission is $25.00.

    Gems of Hope is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in
partnership with local non-profit agencies from various countries,
implementing women's initiatives empowering women to break the cycle of
poverty. www.gemsofhope.org.

    Gatherings Event Planning and Fundraising is one of the fastest growing
event management firms in the Greater Toronto Area specializing in corporate
events & fundraising efforts. www.GatheringsEventPlanning.com

For further information:

For further information: Kendra Court, Gatherings Event Planning and
Fundraising, (416) 558-0001, Kendra@GatheringsEventPlanning.com

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