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Posted on October 2, 2017

Volunteering with style at the Sleepy Hollow Country club

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Life is about giving and receiving, and it doesn’t cost a thing to take a little bit of our time to do some volunteering helping the ones in need or support a cause we believe. I am sharing my experience volunteering for  Happy Faces Foundation at Sleepy Hollow to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald’s House that helps families of kids with cancer.

I got introduced to the Happy Faces Foundation while working for MWA Models Agency that helps to provide the Models to volunteer for their Events. Katherine Mesa, the owner, likes to bring her A Team of Models to cover all the clients needs.

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The Golf Tournament happens every year at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. A beautiful historical place with a fascinating story and excellent accommodations for the members and guests.

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The house was built by the Vanderbilt’s and then sold to the Rockefellers later on and in 1911 was turned into a Country Club. And it is rated among the best ones in America. The main house has impressive 19th-century architecture outside and inside so as all of the club facilities.

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Sleepy Hollow was famously portrayed by author Washington Irving with his fiction short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the story of a headless man believed to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball in a battle. The members of the country club thought he threw his head in one of the Golf Course holes and it was named  “ The Haunted Bridge.”

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After hearing all these stories about the Legend, I got inspired in doing a Fashion Shoot the night before the event taking advantage of the beautiful house interior.

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For the first look, I am wearing a Ted Baker midi dress. It is certainly a classy piece to have as part of your wardrobe.

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The second look is a silk slip dress customized by TashNY. Having your garments tailored according to your body measurements makes a big difference.

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The slip dresses are so on during these days; it is an item to be considered to be part of your closet for the fall season.

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The rooms in the Country club are comfortable with impeccable 19th-century design and accommodate all your needs like a 5-star hotel.

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The breakfast was my favorite meal of the day. It was served in a continental style filled with fruits, juices, pastries and a personal chef customizing Omelets for you.

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The fall in NY started with summer temperature. It was a hot fun day for golfers and volunteers at Sleepy Hollow!

After the golf tournament, there is a dinner party for all the participants full of activities including live and silent Auctions, a live band music playing entertaining the guests.

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Maxi skirt by TashNY

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The most touching moment of the party it was during David Lipson speech when He shared with the guests his journey in helping to raise funds for The Ronald McDonald House.

After his son was diagnosed  and he faced everything a family goes through motivated him to start helping the ones in the same situation. Today, David is the treasurer of The Happy Faces Foundation organizing the fundraising events and inviting people to donate and support the cause. He and his team are a real inspiration for all of us.

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David Lipson and Ronald McDonald

The joy of being able to collaborate and bring my happy face to this event is priceless. The World would be a better place if We could all take some time of our lives to help each other.

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Ronald Mc Donald House Christmas Party 2016

If you are a volunteer or support a cause and would like to share your experience and thoughts, please leave a comment in the box below and use the social media buttons to share with your friends.

Have a Happy Day!:)

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  • Reply Miriam October 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Love this post Carla! The pictures are stunning and I also like to donate to the cancer society to help the women. Thanks for sharing this;)

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  • Reply Lana October 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Parabéns Carla por esse solidário trabalho voluntário nos dias atuais ,principalmente onde grande parte do planeta está preocupada com a destruição da humanidade, natureza,valores e sentimentos ligados a vida e a sobrevivência do coletivo.Grande contribuição humanitária de sua parte! Bj grande para vc que admiro muito.Seus looks lindos e combinando com a arquitetura da casa Rockfeller e sua bela paisagem 🙂

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  • Reply Karen October 4, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Beautiful pictures and excellent text:) I would love to volunteer too for the Ronald McDonald House how do I do?

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    • Reply Carla October 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      There are links to the Ronald McDonald House and the Happy Faces Foundation in the post you can find out all the necessary info about the volunteering work. Have a good night:)

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  • Reply Maurício October 4, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Oi Carla,sempre acompanho seu blog e ocupo uma no McDonald aqui no Brasil e fiquei muito feliz em ler sua descrição desse evento para caridade,como temos tb o dia do Mac Lanche Feliz como evento de caridade.Parabéns Carla pelo seu trabalho e sucesso.Bj

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    • Reply Carla October 4, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Muito obrigada Maurício pelo comentário!:)

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  • Reply Ingrid October 4, 2017 at 12:16 am

    This is so great!I loved the house and your Audrey Hepburn style,so classy. It is very nice you take time to do volunteer work Carla.Keep it up sharing your lifestyle;)

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    • Reply Carla October 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you Ingrid! It is really rewarding to take some time to help the others:)

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  • Reply Talita October 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Oie Carla,nossa que show esse lugar o Ronald McDonald com seu nariz,rs,suas roupas eu ameeeiii tudo nessa postagem que vc fez,Carla eu sempre venho ler as coisas da cool girl.Bjus Carla,amo vc. 🙂

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  • Reply Daniella October 6, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Muito bem Carla,vc sempre trazendo além do fashion,tb o seu dia a dia que vc tb dedica para fazer caridade para ajudar as pessoas.Muito bonita sua atitude para com os outros! O local é muito bonito e seus looks,como sempre de muito bom gosto,Curto esse blog pela diversidade e a forma como as explicações dos eventos e situações da vida são descritas.Carinho Carla.

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  • Reply Priscila October 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Great post! It is so creative the way you mix the fashion and your lifestyle. You are a beautiful person outside and inside, I find wonderful you take some time in your life to help the others in need.:)

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    • Reply Carla October 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much for the love Priscila. I will keep sharing my joy with all of you around.:)

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