WESTFIELD, NJ — Gallery U Boutique in Westfield celebrated its one-year anniversary Wednesday with an event featuring special guest Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Giudice met guests, posed for photos and signed autographs and Gallery U collected donations for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. The event was hosted by Velocity 1 Media.
"Last night’s event brought 150 people to Gallery U Boutique and Downtown Westfield,” said retail manager Melody Lieberman. “Money was raised and donated to the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ. Teresa Giudice greeted all of her loving fans, who were very excited to meet and converse with the reality TV star and Fabellini creator."
More than just a fully functional art space and boutique, Gallery U Boutique is an extension of Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that services adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The venue serves as a vocational training program with a goal of introducing people with TBI back into the work force and community.