Instead of a funeral, a fashion show for Carey Carter

Carey Carter at his Blue Ridge Cabin in 2004. AJC file photo: William Berry

The late Carey Carter’s friends are holding a fashionable farewell in his memory tonight.

The co-founder of Carter-Barnes hair salon died in January from complications after a stroke, leaving a legacy of civic leadership. He chaired countless galas over the years, raising millions of dollars for causes including Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers, the Chelko Foundation, AID Atlanta, Jaden’s Ladder, UNICEF, Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, Open Hand and Jeffrey Fashion Cares.

PAST COVERAGE: Atlanta remembers stylist/philanthropist Carey Carter

“Celebrating Carey Carter,” emceed by longtime Channel 2 anchor and now KISS 104.1 FM host Monica Pearson, is planned for 6 p.m. tonight (March 19) at Flourish, 3143 Maple Drive in Buckhead. The evening will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in addition to a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue.

There is no charge for admission, although exclusive runway seats are available for $500. An RSVP is requested by March 12 and donations of any amount are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Carey Carter Therapeutic & Medical Services Center at Murphy-Harpst, a residential treatment center for abused and neglected children.

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The Home Depot, Meals on Wheels Atlanta team up to aid veterans

The Home Depot Foundation recently announced a $1 million donation to Meals On Wheels Atlanta’s Home Repair program to provide major repairs for an estimated 60 senior veterans in the 11-county metro Atlanta region. In addition Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will help with smaller repairs and yard beautification projects.

“It is an honor for The Home Depot Foundation to be affiliated with the Meals on Wheels here in Atlanta and across the country,” Catherine Villanueva, manager of Atlanta Giving for The Home Depot Foundation, said in a statement. “Their mission to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community aligns very closely with our mission to support veterans, especially senior veterans, who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.”

The Home Depot Foundation has donated more than $3.6 million to Meals on Wheels Atlanta and impacted the lives of more than 300 senior veterans since initiating the partnership in 2011. While best known for delivering meals to low-income and homebound seniors, Meals On Wheels Atlanta also provides critical home repairs and maintenance work for hundreds of seniors each year who are not able to pay for these services or complete the work themselves.

“We are delighted to continue this partnership with The Home Depot Foundation,” Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, CEO of Meals On Wheels Atlanta,” said in a statement. “The foundation has enabled us to make a tremendous impact in the lives of so many senior veterans in our community. It is wonderful to be able to give back to those who have themselves given so much.”

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