Saturday, August 23, 2008

Great Charity Event Raises Money for Heart House

Saturday night was the 2nd Annual Heart House Charity Fashion Show, Angels on the Runway, at the Austin Music Hall. While the final numbers are not yet available, money was pledged to support the Heart House programs through the silent and live auctions.

The evening featured designs from Joanna Ruley-Garza, Robert Comstock, Stephanie Jimenez and Stephanie Montes. Additionally the models were accessorized with jewelry by Katie Wallace, and shoes by Mad About Shoes.

Heart House is an amazing program that creates innovative afterschool programs for children living in neighborhoods known for high crime, high unemployment, and lack of affordable, quality care for children. Children have year round access to to a fun, experiential learning, and show significant social and academic development once enrolled in this model youth development program.

I have recently joined the board of Heart House and look forward to working with their team to see continued success.

Heart House is launching its new ambassadors program, The Heart House Halos. If you live and work in Austin, Texas - and would like to find a way to lend service to the community, consider becoming part of this unique organization.

The Halos are a group of passionate supporters of Heart House. Each member agrees to donate or raise $1000 annually for the children of Heart House and recruit two more friends to become actively involved in the Halos. Heart House impacts the lives of children and provides these kids with exposure to the joys of learning. The Halos will exist to provide hope to the future.

Being part of the Halos is a great networking opportunity and the chance to help launch a social / service organization that can have a direct impact on the lives of at-risk children in Austin.

If you are interested in becoming part of the inaugural Class of 2008, contact Megan Heredia at (512)929-8187.

To make a donation to Heart House, CLICK HERE.

Have A Great Day.


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