Six formerly homeless men rocked suits and ties as they walked the runway Thursday to raise money for the shelter that got them off the street.
The Runway to Change fashion show fundraiser took place at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg to raise money for the Main Street Project homeless shelter.
“[I’m] feeling like a million bucks,” Marvin Reid, sporting a grey fitted suit, said after the show.
‘The fashion show was a demonstration of Winnipeg’s huge heart.’ – Rick Lees, Main Street Project
Reid started looking forward to the night long before Thursday. The men were fitted for custom-made suits by staff at Eph Apparel two weeks ago.
“Behind the curtain there, I was very nervous when I started hearing the hooting and hollering, [thinking] ‘Oh my god, I don’t know if I can do this,'” said Reid, who relied on the shelter for a place to stay for several years. …