Domestic violence shelter residents to benefit from Ridge-based makeup drive

June 25, 2018 Ariama Long
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Women living in domestic violence shelters were on the minds of 200 people who attended Beauty Buzz NYC’s festive makeup and beauty drive on Sunday, June 10 at Encore Restaurant in Bay Ridge.

One of the Beauty Buzz group administrators, Helena Peist, said in an email, “Our fundraising mission was to make every woman look and feel beautiful.”

The event named, “The Buzzy Brunch,” collected items such as feminine hygiene products, makeup, lotions, perfumes, skincare and mascara for the women in the Center Against Domestic Violence shelter. The center has been working against domestic violence in Brooklyn since 1976 and is the oldest nonprofit for those made homeless as a result of it.

For the occasion, Encore restaurant was set up with extravagant tables, bursting with colorful desserts and wine. The ladies-only party featured dancing, a DJ, a drag queen show, and family style brunch. Local vendors sold elegant skin and body products, jewelry, lingerie and candles. The sponsors handed out goodie bags from Sabon, Glamvie Salon, and Angel Touch Media spas.

Elle Galzman is the creator of the Beauty Buzz NYC Facebook group, an online group with over 15,000 followers. Sunday was the group’s first fundraiser.

Encore is located at 10007 Fourth Avenue.


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