DEACONESS Leba Laveti was moved to tears on Thursday upon receiving a cheque for $6000 and supplies from the Fiji Fashion Week Limited at Dilkusha Children's Home in Nausori.
FJFW organised a charity luncheon last week during Fiji Fashion Week to help raise money for the home.
They managed to raise $3500 from the luncheon and also had four international designers —Rob Crombe, Kathryn Pradoe, LaQuan Smith and Annah Stretton —give a garment each to auction off to help with the fundraising.
Ms Stretton gave an extra $700 and a glamour package was raffled during the fashion show.
"We cannot put into words just how much this means to the home," Deaconess Laveti said.
"It is not just the money but the presence of Ellen Whippy-Knight and her team here that makes these girls feel like they belong to a family."
The supplies bought by FJFW included a water blaster, diapers and baby formulas, art sets and foodstuff.
"These are exactly what we needed for the home and we cannot thank Fiji Fashion Week enough for thinking about us despite their hectic show last week." Last year FJFW gave $3500 to Dilkusha Children's Home which is home to 30 children, including two boys.