• Have you “discovered” things in your closet that you forgot you bought?
  • Is there anything in there that doesn’t fit you, or that’s just not “you” anymore?
  • Do you ever have a closet full of clothes…and nothing to wear?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, immediately call JFCS at (562) 427-7916 or contact a JFCS board member to purchase one or more opportunity drawing tickets for RUNWAY: CO-ED’s Experience!

Your Personal Style Journey

Curate your wardrobe with a fresh. updated perspective and celebrate your best self with hands-on help from style professionals–designer Wendy Manasse and fashion stylist Katie Balis.

After a spirit-cleansing closet detox, go with Wendy and Katie and $1500 to Macy’s and other Los Cerritos Center stores on a mindful shopping adventure for investment pieces and key accessories to update and fill in your wardrobe.

A his-or-hers opportunity designed to make looking good look easy and let your personality shine through.


At RUNWAY our goal from day one–along with raising funds to support JFCS and its programs and services–has been to show you how to be fashionably on trend by incorporating the latest patterns, colors, and silhouettes with items you already have in your closet. When it comes to your wardrobe, it’s not about having more. It’s about having fewer and better options, making wiser decisions, and buying pieces you love.

Today it’s called mindful shopping!

Your 2-day experience includes:

DAY 1 with Wendy & Katie

  • Personal style assessment
  • Wardrobe review
  • Closet detox & organization

This year’s Experience starts with you, Wendy, Katie, and your closet since the idea is to build on what you have that fits and works for your current lifestyle. The Experience is not about organizing your closet or physically getting rid of anything, though you’ll probably want to do that after this stage is complete.

Having determined what you have, you, Wendy and Katie will put together multiple outfits that you’ll love to wear and look great in, while taking note of key items to shop for that will make it easy for you to build additional outfits. After a day in your closet and list in hand, you, Wendy, and Katie will make a date to shop at Los Cerritos Center.

DAY 2 with Wendy & Katie

  • Personal shopping adventure with $1500
  • Lunch

The three of you will start the day with coffee and a nibble at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Then it’s time to shop at Macy’s, Armani Exchange and Forever 21 with your new-found $1500. You three will take a break for lunch at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar because shopping requires sustenance! Included in the Experience are a skincare consultation at Kiehls along with a gift bag of hand-selected products, and a Personal Artistry Consultation at MAC with one of their Senior Beauty Artists along with a gift bag of personalized products. Depending on the time, we may do this together or you can do them on your own at a later date. When the shopping day is over, you’ll have notes to remind you of what outfits you’ve created and where your new items and accessories fit in.

Only 100 tickets will be sold for $100 each. Tickets will be sold at the event on September 19 until showtime at 7:00 p.m. and in advance by JFCS board members or from the JFCS office by calling (562) 427-7916. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of opportunity drawing tickets benefits JFCS.

Rules and restrictions:

  • One name/one winner per ticket.
  • Winner may transfer his/her prize to another individual
  • Experience dates to be determined by mutual agreement with Wendy, Katie & the winner
  • Winner need not be present to win, but it is oh so much more fun when you are at the event!