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Charlotte Auto Show’s Charity Event Raises $200,000 for Isabella Santos Foundation

It’s crazy that an idea centered around heels and handbags has turned into such a game changer for us! We are so fortunate that Charlotte Auto Show believed in our mission and team enough to make their creative out of the box fundraising idea, Handbags, Heels and Horsepower, a reality.  With a very generous financial donation from the Greater Charlotte Auto Dealers Association and the funds raised during November’s Handbags, Heals and Horsepower… the event brought in 80,000!  This donation was crucial to us making our final impact of $650,000 in 2019 to Levine Children’s for the ISF Rare and Solid Tumor Program.

Over the last two years, Charlotte Auto Show has raised nearly $200,000 for ISF through their signature charity preview event.  Thank you Charlotte Auto Show for your partnership and commitment to our community! And for the creativity in your events!

Our Kind of Charity Event. Designer Heels, Handbags & Mimosas.

Handbags, Heels, and Horsepower is just a couple days away… Thursday, November 15th.  Hang with your girlfriends with mimosas in hand… while surrounded by 30 beautiful designer handbags and heels that will be up for raffle to help raise money for rare pediatric cancer research.

The Charlotte Auto Show and Isabella Santos Foundation have partnered together for the Handbags, Heels and Horsepower event Thursday, November 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Jenn Jackson and Erin Santos stopped by WCCB Rising this morning to talk about the event.

Tickets include: 

  • Admission
  • One raffle ticket
  • Free parking at the NASCAR Hall of Fame (arrive early, parking will be based on availability)
  • Beverages & breakfast.  

But make sure to increase your odds of winning that coveted handbag or heel and purchase additional raffle tickets.  If purchased prior to November 15th, raffle tickets will be available for pick up during check-in of Handbags, Heels & Horsepower with your name/number already written on them. Believe us… that will be a huge time saver for you!

PURCHASE TICKETS & PRE-PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS

Handbags, Heels & Horsepower, November 15th

A room full of women who love fashion and want to make a difference.  Handbags. Heels. Mimosas. Breakfast. The newest vehicle models. Syndicated radio host, podcaster and best-selling author, Sheri Lynch.  We love this new kind of charity morning the Charlotte Auto Show (CAS) will be hosting in just 2 weeks with proceeds benefiting rare pediatric cancer research. 

We hope you will join us at Handbags, Heels & Horsepower at the Charlotte Convention Center on Thursday, November 15th, 9-11:30am.  Over 30 high-end handbags and heels will be up for raffle on the showroom floor of the Charlotte Auto Show.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy mimosas or cups of coffee while perusing the selection of retail options and beautiful new vehicles.  

A fun morning with friends as you try and snag that must-have bag, all while making an impact on kids fighting cancer in our Charlotte region.  You will see brands like Gucci, Saint Lurent, Manola Blahnik, Chloe, Rebecca Minkoff, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and more.

Tickets include: 

  • Admission
  • One raffle ticket
  • Free parking at the NASCAR Hall of Fame (arrive early, parking will be based on availability)
  • Beverages & breakfast.  

But make sure to increase your odds of winning that coveted handbag or heel and  purchase additional raffle tickets.  If purchased prior to November 15th, raffle tickets will be available for pick up during check-in of Handbags, Heels & Horsepower with your name/number already written on them. Believe us… that will be a huge time saver for you!

PURCHASE TICKETS & PRE-PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS

“I know I speak for all our local dealers in the Greater Charlotte Auto Dealers Association that we are all very proud and excited to add a new dimension of fun and giving to the annual Charlotte Auto Show.This year, we are introducing Handbags, Heels & Horsepower.Women influence more than 80% of the car buying decisions nationwide and we’re excited to have a charity event designed specifically with them in mind.We are equally excited that our charity partner for the first ever Handbags, Heels & Horsepower breakfast is the Isabella Santos Foundation.ISF is a major force locally in raising awareness and funding for treatment of rare pediatric cancer in our region.” -Jim Keffer, harlotte Auto Show Chairman