For 18 years, Natalie Sillery of Saratoga Trunk has presented a world class fashion show to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region (RMHC). Over the years, this event has grown – from a few tables and a modest stage, to a sold out event encompassing the entire At the Rail Pavilion with a 20 foot runway and dozens of Trunkettes wearing the finest fashions from the likes of Don O’Neil of Theia, Kay Unger, Nicole Miller, Kokin, Marc Bouwer and Alberto Makali just to name a few.
Saratoga Trunk is known as THE intimate retail boutique on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York… Located “Under the blue canopy, where your style is their pleasure!” Elegant Women’s Clothing Cocktail dresses, party dresses, stylish evening gowns, designer evening wear…and now Theia Bridal.
Besides outfitting some of the most fashionable women in the world, the shop is well known throughout New York’s capital region for its involvement in charitable causes. The fashion shows, trunk shows, and hat shows that Saratoga Trunk sponsors throughout the year are legendary for their professionalism, originality, and the excitement they spark among all who attend.
The funds raised by this event help us fulfill our mission to promote the health and development of children and their families. They also help to ensure we can continue to operate our Ronald McDonald House of Albany. Over 550 families a year call our House their home-away-from-home while their child receives care at local hospitals. Families come together and support one and other in times of great tension and frustration. Their lives are on hold while their child is hospitalized. Our House becomes theirs, and a few of the many burdens they face are lifted through the generosity of our community. Though it costs $80 a night to house each family, less than 30% of our guests can afford to pay the modest $10 per night suggested donation. Thanks to you, we will never turn any guest away for an inability to pay.