Every May, the Relief Foundation hosts a day when fashion meets fundraising, Couture by the Shore.
Couture by the Shore 2020 will be held on Saturday, May 9. Please call the office for details.

The 2019 Couture by the Shore event was a huge success! We are so grateful to our sponsors, retail partners, volunteers and guests for making it a fabulous event! Check out this video by Lori Douglas Photography for a re-cap.

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in May, a community of generous and caring people gathered to help others.  The 9th Annual COUTURE BY THE SHORE raised over $93,600 in net proceeds that will financially assist locals in need who are struggling with illness and other crisis.  Since its inception, this event has raised over $643,650 that goes directly to provide financial support to people living and working in our community while dealing with a medical emergency or personal tragedy. COUTURE BY THE SHORE is a fun, festive Spring event where fashion and fundraising unite and is held annually on Mother Day’s weekend. 

This year’s event was held at Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores. There were ten retail participants, including Birthday Suits, Foxy Flamingo Boutique, The French Door OBX, Gray’s Sportswear, Honey & Hive, Life’s A Beach, Mud Pie, Outer Banks Boarding Company, Untucked, and Zen & Zip, who put on an entertaining “Springtime in Paris” themed runway fashion show. The event also included a Silent Auction featuring goods, services, restaurant and accommodation packages from local shops and vendors. Next year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020.  

“We are honored by the support of our sponsors, local businesses and artists who donated to our silent auction, our volunteers and most importantly the community who once again came together for a fun-filled afternoon to raise money for those in need in our community,” says Millie Ward, Relief Foundation Co-Founder and Event Chair.