Top Row (L to R): Amy Laughlin, Neeti Sundaresh, Tara Malbasa, Lisa Lane, Carran Gannaway and Trish Dorsey. BottomRow (L to R): Ana María Osses and Sarah Guyuron

More than 700 shoppers came out to support Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) at the 112th Sunbeam Holiday Boutique. The three-day experience was heldat The Country Club in Pepper Pike and included an Opening Night Party, Ladies’ Night, and general shopping hours. The Sunbeam Holiday Boutique is one of Cleveland’s premier fundraising events. More than 30 vendors from across the country offered women and men’s clothing, eco-friendly cosmetics, unique designs, stationery, and more. Vendors donated 15 percent of all sales to VGS and their mission to create pathways for individuals with disabilities to engage in the community, achieve greater independence and attain employment.
Tara Malbasa and Neeti Sundaresh served as Boutique Co-Chairs. Christie Croissant was recognized as Honorary Chair. Swagelok was the Presenting Sponsor, joined by more than 40 business and family sponsors.

Honorary Chair – Christie Croissant, VGS President & CEO – Susie Barragate, and Sunbeam Board President – Sarah Guyuron

VGS, a vocational rehabilitation agency with over 133 years of experience, serves hundreds of individuals with disabilities each year and advocates for an inclusive community where each person with a disability reaches their full potential. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED BY VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE SERVICES