SoCal HeARTs “TOTALLY AWESOME 80'S FUNDRAISER”
by Bonnie Bower
SoCal HeArts is a non-profit benefiting foster care children in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, which we founded in 2010. It began with a holiday party, that we continue to do annually. It's a super fun way to bring a little bit of cheer in a time when some kids don't experience the kind of holiday magic we all grew up with.
Three years ago we teamed with Camp TLC and started a week long arts summer camp. We expose the kids to ART based activities that are no longer offered in their regular school curriculum. Can you imagine your life without art? We definitely can't, which is what led us all here to Los Angeles. Through nurturing creativity and exposure to the arts we help theses kids identify their self-worth, support their existing interests and discover personal goals for the future.
Our industry professional volunteers lead classes in theater, dance, singing, guitar, percussion, photography and athletics. In a week’s time, life long memories and friendships are created and new dreams are discovered. Our grass roots organization operates solely from the revenue of fundraisers and donations from supporters.
APRIL 17th we will be having a fundraiser benefitting our summer camp. Do you love the 80's? Do you love a beautiful venue with kick butt cocktails and food. PLEASE JOIN US and DJ Richard Blade for what is sure to be an amazing night with our sponsor Zing vodka's tasty cocktails, sponsor Tres La's awesome food, lots of dancing, 80s inspired COSTUMES PLEASE, and freaking amazing auction prizes, which includes a complete wedding package. I repeat... we are auctioning off a COMPLETE WEDDING PACKAGE.
All of the proceeds from the night will go to making these kids summer experience memorable and one thing in many of their lives to look forward to. We would absolutely love to see all of your gorgeous and inspiring faces there!
Thursday April 17th 7pm-11pm
Carondelet House, 627 S. Carondelet St., Los Angeles, CA, US
Founders: Carlee Avers Smith, Valorie Darling and Venetia Kgabo
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*Please note that not all experiences, beliefs and ideas are shared by each member of the “The New Hollywood.” We are a group of shepherds, not sheep.