Archive

Birthday bash raises funds for Gwen’s Girls, women’s shelter | TribLIVE.com
News

Birthday bash raises funds for Gwen’s Girls, women’s shelter

PTRFFLADIES01082712
Taiesha Jones, Charissa Livingston and Roni Gilmore at the first annual “Ladies Night For A Cause” event at The Wine Loft of Pittsburgh in Southside Works, Saturday, August 25, 2012. Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
PTRFFLADIES03082712
Lonnie Silver and Lana Neumeyer at the first annual “Ladies Night For A Cause” event at The Wine Loft of Pittsburgh in Southside Works, Saturday, August 25, 2012. Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
PTRFFLADIES04082712
Miyoshi Anderson at the first annual “Ladies Night For A Cause” event at The Wine Loft of Pittsburgh in Southside Works, Saturday, August 25, 2012. Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review

“Instead of having a birthday for myself, I thought I’d like to do something to give back. I’m completely shocked at how many people chipped in,” said Charissa Livingston, whose idea of a celebration to toast her 23rd year meant raising a glass in the name of charity.

Ladies Night for a Cause drew 150 of the young and the restless down to The Wine Loft in the SouthSide Works on Friday, where a walk on the red carpet led the likes of Roni Gilmore, Taiesha Jones, Lana Neumeyer, Rebecca Whitlinger and Miyoshi Anderson straight to the action.

A makeover buffet satisfied those looking to get their beauty and fashion fix, while the lounge areas didn’t have to beg too hard for some pre-weekend attention.

“I thought (the idea) was fabulous! It’s incredible,” said Gwen’s Girls executive director Lonnie Silver, whose organization benefited from the event, along with The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.