On Monday, October 17th, Animal Ashram founder Leesa Rowland hosted the organization’s Animal Supply Drive & Fundraiser at Flirt Beauty Boutique, with proceeds benefiting New York City’s animal shelters. Guests were encouraged to bring gently used or new blankets, towels and pet toys for donation, and a percentage of sales of all beauty treatments sampled at the event were donated to Animal Ashram.
The festive affair was catered by Cornelia Guest Catering and featured tasty vegan hors d’oeuvres including chili bites, beet hummus on flatbread and eggplant caponata. Vegan-friendly prizes were raffled off, including a cruelty-free clutch by Cornelia Guest, vegan shoes by Arden Wohl X Cri De Coeur, a necklace by Mina D Jewelry and a three-month pass to Equinox Fitness.
Those in attendance included: Monica Bittan, Robin Cofer, Dominick Dalleva, Wendy Diamond, Hoda Dodd, Alessambra Emanuel, Grace Forster, Lee Fryd, Florence and Richard Fabricant, Cindy Guyer, R. Couri Hay, Barry J. Jacobson, Sara Johnson Kaplan, Steven Knobel, Regina Kravitz, Reuben Levy, Justin Mitchell, Nicole Noonan, Linda Obuchoska, Catherine Petrucci, Barbara Regna, Joey Reynolds, Anna Rhodes, Ramona Singer, Dara Sowell, Steven Victor, Arden Wohl and Larry Wohl.
ABOUT ANIMAL ASHRAM: Animal Ashram provides grants and funding to worthy organizations and individuals offering sanctuary to homeless and helpless animals of all species. Animal Ashram respects and promotes the oneness of life and the principles of Ahimsa. Their not-for-profit mission is to raise money for a variety of educational and public outreach programs, provide funding resources and raise awareness of equality of life along all living beings. For more information, go to http://www.animalashram.com/homepage.html.
Proceeds to benefit New York City’s Animal Shelters