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For those of you who enjoyed the WHITE  Snow Storm Party in Upstate New York but couldn’t make the Party on December 12m 2013, but would still like to donate, we humbly will still be accepting donations to the CATS DBT program fundraising!

Check: Make payable to PEAR: DBT

Send to: PEAR WHITE: Shannon Lach PO Box 511 Buffalo New York 14240

Credit Cards: If you would like to still “purchase a ticket” as a way to donate we will keep the ticket purchase open as well to make donations directly with credit cards

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{final} WHITE Party, Black Tie Affair {Event Photo…

A sequence of photos to capture the sequence of events December 12, 2013 at Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo leading up to the inagural PEAR WHITE Party, Black Tie Affair {a fashion fundraiser} The day was documented by the talented Monica Justesen of Monica Justesen Photography and the event was equally captured by the photography of Donald J Schwartz, Mark Callen Photography, Shutter Kat, Shutter Dream Studio, Donna Ruiz, Nicole Cooke, Drew Jensen, tomas flint, Kyla Igoe Handley, Shaun Handley All of the hair and make up was provided by our Sponsor, DEMi Salon, owned by Danielle DePriest, Erica L Calostipes, Maureen Redding, assisted by various other freelance artists in the Buffalo, New York Area. The entire Fashion Show portion of the event was produced and directed by Co-Founder Sarah McKinnon assisted by Alison Pieroni, Kristin Przybyla, Denise Chia , Dawn Mantione Mckinnon The Front of House was managed by Mike West, Shannon M. Lach, Stephanie Em Brochey, Tammy Lee-Papia, Cindy Ormond Decor elements were provided by Betsy VanGalio DiCanio of Creative Beginnings Wedding Planning & Decor and Gina Mansour Govern of L-egant ChairCovers VIP Swag Bags were provided by DEMi Salon and purses by PEAR \\ Planning created by Katie Gariepy WHITE custom collections were created by Molly Hoeltke of Once Vintage, Katie Gariepy of KatieGariepy, Shana Feeley of Bridal by Shana Feeley Thank you to all of those included in the entire day of events. We are forever humbled and grateful for your participation!

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**WHITE or BLACK attire (solids, patterns or combinations) are REQUIRED. No admission without this met**



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P E A R {Planning Events And Receptions} is proud to be hosting the first annual WHITE Party, Black Tie Affair {a Fashion Fundraiser} in December 2013 at University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts Atrium and Art Gallery.

The WHITE Party has been created in an effort to bring awareness to many valuable, yet less talked about community programs in Buffalo, New York: therapy and counseling for children struggling with depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts and anxiety.

With an ever-rising awareness regarding mental health issues across the nation, there is an even larger need to increase the awareness of treatment services available for children with mental health issues. This year’s event proceeds from sponsorship, donations, fundraisers and silent auction will benefit a non-profit very close to P E A R’s heart, the DBT program of Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, a program that is creating preventative measures and positive emotions surrounding the stigma of mental health.

We are proud to announce the attendance and honoring of Darnell Barton as our Emotional Health Hero & Good Deed recipient.


On October 18, 37-year-old Darnell Barton was driving a bus full of McKinley High School students on the Scajaquada Expressway overpass when he spotted a woman on the wrong side of the guard rail.

After repeatedly asking if she was okay and getting minimal responses, Barton approached the woman so he could pull her to safety.

“She turned back to look at me and then back at the traffic and that’s when I kind of lunged and got my left arm around her body,” Barton told the Buffalo News. “I asked her, ‘Do you want to come on this side of the guard rail now?’ and that was the first time she spoke to me and said, ‘Yeah.’”

“Darnell won’t tell you this, but when he went back on his bus, the McKinley students gave him a round of applause,” Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer told the Buffalo News. “That’s because of Darnell’s modesty, which speaks to his demeanor of being very humble.” (