Compassion through Fashion show is happening virtually this year. Here’s how to participate!

We caught up with some of the designers on how they're still able to make a big impact

So many events have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19.  Normally held in the Spring, the New Directions Compassion through Fashion show allows designers to get creative for a great cause.

New Directions has a mission to assist those in need by providing shelter, a meal, basic necessities, and more.

This year, the event is completely virtual and you can join in on the fun while helping those in need.

Here’s how to watch:

  • On Facebook Live:
  1. Visit New Directions of Horry County Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/helpnewdirections.org) or the WMBF News Facebook page

  2. Like/Follow New Directions of Horry County to be notified when the live streaming of Compassion Through Fashion begins.

  3. On Saturday, August 22, just before 7 pm, log-in to Facebook and go to New Directions of Horry County’s Facebook page. Streaming will start approximately 15 minutes prior to the event to give you time to find us before Compassion Through Fashion Redesigned begins.

  • On The Web:
  • Live Stream feed of the event will be available at www.ctf2020.givesmart.com. The live stream will be split-screen with the Silent Auction and People’s Choice Voting allowing you to bid on items and vote, while still watching the fashion show!

Here’s how to bid:

  • Go to www.ctf2020.givesmart.com

  • Select “Register to Participate”

  • Select “No, I am not purchasing tickets, but would like to participate in the silent auction.

  • Create an account (Be sure to add a phone number to sign up for text alerts!)

  • Once you have created your account, select “OK” to proceed to the silent auction.

  • View Items

    • To bid on items, you will need to add a card. When selecting an item to bid on, you will be prompted to add your credit card information.

    • When someone outbids you, if you have added your phone number, you will be notified to be able to bid again.

    • Your card will not be charged unless you win an item. Winning bids will be charged at the conclusion of the auction.

Here’s how to vote for your favorite design:

  • Go to www.ctf2020.givesmart.com

  • Select “Items”

  • Scroll down to view “Vote” items (200 numbered items).

  • Select the item number of your favorite designer, model, or design to view.

    • If you have created an account and logged in, you can vote by simply adding the number of votes you wish to place ($1 per vote) and completing your purchase.

    • If you have not created an account, select “Sign In / Register”. After creating your account, to place your vote, you will need to add a credit card (You will be prompted to do so when you place your vote(s) ).