North Hollywood’s free, safe after school environment filled with support, academics, music, art, dance, healthy food and activities turns 15!
Hands4Hope LA provides support to parents of at-risk youth ages 8 to 18 from low-income, predominantly minority households with a semi-annual parent resource fair and other assistance to improve the quality of life for their families, including free S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based after-school programs and low-cost Academic Summer Camp. To celebrate 15 years of providing free high quality after school programs to underserved children to prepare them for success, Hands4Hope LA will host its 15th Anniversary Gala, “A Night at the Cotton Club,” Friday, November 13 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles.
“This night is to honor and celebrate those who have made these past 15 years of helping families possible,” said Executive Director Lydia Floyd. “We will toast the achievements we have made together and commit to making the next 15 years even better.”
The gala, which will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., features a live orchestra, cocktail hour, dinner, award presentations and more. Hands4Hope LA is honoring City Council Member Paul Krekorian, Grey’s Anatomy star, James Pickens Jr. and his wife, Gina Pickens, Wendy Chang of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, Greg and Tish Laemmle of the Laemmle Charitable Foundation. There will also be awards celebrating 15 Unsung Heroes: Celestina Bynes, Boney James, John Saunders, Derek Butler, Carol Wyner, Dwayne and Jacki Smith, Bernie Robinson, Joan Kates, Mirkin Family, Don Calvert, Mauro Sardi, Michael Woodcock, Cindy Winebaum, LaRita Shelby and Clarence Roberts who have made a difference with their support of Hands4Hope LA throughout the years.
Some 300 VIP guests including esteemed donors, community leaders, elected officials, humanitarians, parents and children will attend the gala. The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel is located at 11461 Sunset Boulevard, not far from the Getty Center between Bel-Air and Brentwood.
Floyd encourages those whose cause is helping children reach their potential to join Hands4Hope LA in celebrating 15 years of improving kids’ lives.
About Hands4Hope LA
Founded in 2000, Hands4Hope LA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit after school and single parent resource program based in North Hollywood. Hands4Hope LA provides support to parents of at-risk youth ages 8 to 18 from low-income, predominantly minority households with a semi-annual parent resource fair and other assistance to improve the quality of life for their families, including free S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) based after school programs and low cost academic summer camp.
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