Hundreds gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village to participate in a silent auction and enjoy the Hearts For Hope fashion show featuring the designs of VINCE and Rebecca Taylor.
The event raised over $45,000 for the Hope Gardens Family Center (HGFC), run by Union Rescue Mission which maintains the haven for women and children experiencing homelessness and offers them the necessary tools such as counseling and training to leave homelessness behind forever.
Former Pussycat Doll and professional dancer, Vanessa Curry, emceed the event along with Sam Sarpong. Actress Alana Stewart donated signed copies of her memoir and shared her experiences of growing up under difficult circumstances and how faith and hope helped her endure. Former HGFC resident, Keisha Dottie, showed off her comedic chops while sharing her story of how she was able to get back on her feet and move forward with the help of Hope Gardens. Her speech served as a true testament to a great cause and lovely event.