If you have attended Seasons of Life, CVHHH’s annual fashion show, dinner, and live auction, you’ve likely seen one of Shaline’s intricate handmade wedding dresses. As Shaline recalls in the letter written with her husband, Rubin Bennett, for this year’s appeal, she brought Lacey, her youngest child, to the fashion show when Lacey was 10 days old. Shaline needed to help a bride get into a corseted dress. Lacey is 9 today and modeled one of her mother’s gowns in this year’s show. Lacey beamed as she walked down the runway, provided by Runway Sponsor Rubin Bennett, her father, and his company rbTechnologies.
Rubin and Shaline’s letter to Friends of Central Vermont was mailed in early November. In it, the pair talk about their long-time relationship with CVHHH: “Shaline, in her work with Shaline Bridal, has loved creating her impossibly beautiful creations for the runway. For my part, I’ve happily lugged many racks full of wedding gowns and accessories into the venue and back to the car at the end of the night. My company, rbTechnologies, has sponsored the event in different ways for many years.”
GIVING TUESDAY MATCH! Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, December 3, and Rubin and Shaline are offering a very special Giving Tuesday match! Donate $1,500 on Giving Tuesday, and Rubin and Shaline will match that amount dollar for dollar. This means your donation goes twice as far! To thank you, our donors, we’re raffling off three $100 gift cards to Sarducci’s in Montpelier to three Giving Tuesday donors.
Rubin and Shaline recognize the impact of CVHHH’s services on their friends and neighbors, especially how CVHHH enables people to remain at home and take an active role in managing their care: “We’ve come to understand the incredible healing power that is provided in part by allowing people to recover, or pass in comfort, surrounded by their loved ones, in their own homes and on their own terms.” Rubin says that CVHHH’s mission became internalized for him and Shaline and that they are lucky to be in a position to help.