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FRANZ A.D. MORALES

2:30 am | September 12, 2013


When OSKA met NAMI, things turned out pretty well.

Last Sunday, September 8, OSKA celebrated its 2nd anniversary with a private party held at OSKA Pasadena, 13 Douglas Alley.

Like most parties, it had its fair share spirits and an anniversary cake. Unlike other parties though, it had a fundraiser and silent auction to benefit a worthy cause, NAMI.

OSKA is known as a purveyor of fashionable clothes famous for its simple lines and designs that are classic yet modern at the same time.

NAMI, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a nonprofit, self-help advocacy, and support group of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illness. Its goal is to help eradicate mental illness in all its forms and improve the quality of life of those affected.

NAMI’s participation at the event was to help raise funds for its various projects, and honor its esteemed president, Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D.

OSKA’s own Annie Frank is a huge supporter of NAMI, and for the store’s anniversary, held a silent auction to benefit the nonprofit. The silent auction involved the sale of paintings hung on OSKA’s wall by Robert Brandy and other local artists. One lucky auction winner also made off with a special catered dinner for six at his/her own house by an Italian chef.

Around 100 people attended the event to celebrate OSKA and support NAMI.

To learn more about NAMI and its advocacy, visit www.namisangabrielvalley.org or call (626) 577- 6697.

For more on OSKA Pasadena, check out www.oska-pasadena.com or call (626) 432-1729 for more information.