Pictured Above L-R: ShaRhonda Simmons, Tarrah Gales Smith, LaShanda D. Pitts (Founder), and Valerie Alert Kavanagh
It is imperative, in this day in time, to be the change you want to see in the world. Long gone are the days when we sit and complain about what is not being done. Nowadays, men and women are getting together to change the world and that is exactly what LaShanda D. Pitts set out to do 5 years ago. With a vision to serve, with a pure sisterhood, the Classy Living Society was born.
The Classy Living Society is about being innovators of community service, as well as providing a positive sisterhood bonding environment. They are a member-based organization dedicated to spreading the call to service through civic engagement by transforming lives one community at a time. Their goal is to become innovators in volunteerism as they strive to make a positive, lasting impact on those they serve with their time, talents and compassion.
One of the many ways they give back is through their Red Dress Gala! This year marks 5 years CLS has hosted the CLS Red Dress Gala. Listen, if you ever want to attend a purposeful event, the CLS Red Dress Gala is it! I attended the gala and let me just tell you from the live band to the comedienne Lady Q, these ladies truly know how to party with a purpose. At the event, the sponsors spoke on the importance of legal representation from Council & Associates, firearms safety from Packing Pretty Firearms, and about fibroids from the Atlanta Fibroid Center.
It’s Founder, LaShanda D. Pitts states, “When I think of five years of successful business for CLAS, the first word that pops in my mind about its success is… VOLUNTEERS.” Lattimore denotes the whole organization is volunteer based with them having over 300,000 volunteer hours that not only help the nonprofits they partner with, but through their work, they are blessed individuals.
For more information, visit www.cls-volunteer.org
Photography: EnPhocus Photography
Written by: Editor-In-Chief, Tunisha Brown
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