Project Compassion takes over runway

Alisa Fox

They sit in classes, work on-campus and even belong to clubs; they are models for the fashion show Project Compassion.

NMU’s Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting the Project Compassion: Fashion Show for the second year in a row this weekend.

The fashion show will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 in the Great Lakes Room of the University Center.

“I’m really excited to see how this one rolls out because each year is different,” said Stephanie Hahn, vice president of PRSSA. “I like seeing how these events come together and how the students react to them.”

Each semester, PRSSA chooses a non-profit organization to support and fundraise for. The proceeds from the fashion show will go to Camp Star, a bereavement camp dedicated to helping children get through losses in their lives.

“It’ll be good for the students to see the camp and get their name out there,” Hahn said. “That way students know there’s a camp they can send a brother or sister to if they’re having a hard time adjusting to a loss.”

Camp Star also offers opportunities for NMU students to apply to volunteer or become a buddy to a grieving child. Hahn said they will have these applications at the show for interested students.

Also at the fashion show will be raffle opportunities. Each raffle ticket costs $1 and the prizes include gift cards to Casualties and various shops and restaurants around Marquette.

“Because of the economy, it’s really hard for businesses to give away free stuff,” Hahn said. “But we were glad we were able to come up with what we do have.”

The models will be wearing outfits donated by stores like Kohl’s, Maurices and Vanity. There will be a section for men, women, children and prom fashions.

For more information about the Project Compassion: Fashion Show or PRSSA, email Melissa Young at [email protected].