OBRF’s Couture by the Shore Event Raises $93,000 to Help Others

Blair Ward Modeling for Baree Warehouse

Outer Banks, NC – On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in May, a community of generous and caring people came together to help others.  The 9th Annual COUTURE BY THE SHORE raised over $93,000 in net proceeds that will financially assist our neighbors who are struggling through no fault of their own.  Since its inception, this event has raised over $550,000 that goes to directly to provide financial support to people living and working in our community while dealing with a medical crisis or personal tragedy.

COUTURE BY THE SHORE is a fun, festive Spring event where fashion and fundraising unite that is held annually on Mother Day’s weekend.  Next year’s event will be held on May 11, 2019.

“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.

About the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in late 2005. Their mission is to assist citizens in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy to themselves and/or their families. Since January 2006 the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has distributed over $1,650,000 in financial assistance to over 785 applicants who are struggling due to no fault of their own.

For more information about COUTURE BY THE SHORE or the Outer Banks Relief Foundation contact their administrative office at (252) 261-2004.



Couture by the Shore

Join in the fun when Couture By The Shore celebrates a Day in Havana and 10 years of fashion and fundraising on Saturday, May 8, 2021! Have lunch, sip bubbly, and be awed by the best silent auction on the beach! Then enjoy our “elegante” models strut the runway in true Cuban style! All at Duck Woods Country Club from 11AM to 3PM. All proceeds benefit the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all the details! Come see the latest fashions from 10 local retailers and shop our auction at this not-to-be-missed fundraising party. Call the office for ticket details and to purchase raffle tickets – 252.261.2004.