Despite what the headline might have you believe, this isn’t just another hot tip about where to buy the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. “Shop in the Name of Love” is actually an event being held this Wednesday (the 13th) to help raise money for the One Love Foundation—the local foundation dedicated to the memory of Yeardley Love and to ending relationship violence. This Wednesday, the shops at Ruxton Station will be donating a portion of all purchases to One Love, helping advance that mission—and maybe even supplying you with some Valentine’s Day must-haves along the way.
The event lasts from 10am until 8pm on Wednesday, but if you show up after five, you can enjoy food and drinks throughout the station, and entertainment from local a capella wonders, The Semiquavers. Participating shops include Ellie Boutique (full of perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for her), Graul’s Market (hello, chocolates and wine), Jewels (…do we really have to explain?), and more. If you’ve got last minute Valentine’s Day shopping to do, make this your first (and last stop). And seriously, with such a good cause, do you really even need an excuse?
Shop in the Name of Love will take place at Ruxton Station (7623-7627 Bellona Avenue / 1515 LaBelle Avenue).For more information about the event itself, visit www.joinonelove.org.