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NEW YORK CITY – April 11, 2013– FreelyBe hosted a trunk show for Stella & Dot, held at Hudson Common, to raise money for the HollyRod Foundation, supporting Autism Awareness.

Hudson Common, located in the Hudson Hotel, is the ideal nightlife venue.  Cozy leather sofas, brick walls, a fireplace, full bar, a live dj, dancing, and some of the best american food in the city. Hudson Common has everything a group would ever need for a night out.  It’s a great place to host events and it was the perfect setting to rally the women of this city around a great cause.

To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, the social selling company Stella & Dot added a new, boutique jewelry line to their inventory.  For the month of April, 20% of retail sales from their Autism Awareness Collection will be donated directly to the HollyRod Foundation, an organization providing compassionate care to those living with Autism and Parkinson’s Disease. The Stella & Dot Foundation is committed to empowering women and children through economic and educational development.  You can learn more about the Stella & Dot Foundation by watching their video here.

“With FreelyBeautiful, we love bringing together women for the opportunity to network, hang out, and have fun. We thought there was no better way to celebrate just being girly and with the onset of Spring, we invited Stella & Dot along and did a jewelry trunk show benefitting Autism Awareness. There are some beautiful pieces, we had some girls make some purchases, as well as, some guys who purchased items for their moms for Mothers Day. It was a huge success and a great night for a great cause.” - Gracie Gordon, COO/Co Founder of FreelyBe

“Every April, we partner with an Autism charity, every October we partner with a breast cancer charity, and all year round we have the Stella & Dot Foundation which is amazing.  They’ve built two schools in Nicaragua, totally remodeled a school in the Bronx, and even had a program last year where every piece you purchased supported someone in the military.” - Marie Matousek, Stella & Dot representative  “I’m actually giving 50% of my commission this month to an organization in Chicago called The Apraxia Connection, to support my cousin, who has Autism. Our Stella & Dot motto is for women to style their own lives, and giving opportunities to support charities is a part of that.”

About the HollyRod Foundation
Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress, Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease. Efforts of the HollyRod Foundation are providing a better quality of life for individuals and their families

Learn more about HollyRod Foundation
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