Fashion Brings HOPE to Children

Contact: Leah Walker

Save the Best for Last Post LA Fashion Week Gala: Non-Profit H.O.P.E.4Children Teams with Agency Power House LA Models to Produce a Glam Fashion and Awards Gala on November 5th from 7 – 11 PM at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood.

Hollywood, CA (October 8, 2010) – HOPE4Children Foundation (H4CF) and L.A. Models and their organizational partners comprised of events specialists, PR experts, professional entertainers, and fashion show directors are producing a star-studded and glamorous Post L.A. Fashion Week event entitled, Legion of H.O.P.E. Fashion and Awards Gala to commemorate H4CF’s 5th year anniversary. The event will be held at the chic Renaissance Hotel and Spa at 1755 N. Highland Avenue Hollywood, Ca 90028 on Friday, November 5, 2010. Red carpet starts at 6:00 pm; VIP reception at 6:30 pm; Dinner at 7:30 pm. The show will feature celebrity fashion designers Jerell Scott (Project Runway#5), Mila Hermanovski (Project Runway#7), Octavio Carlin (America’s Ballroom Challenge) and Sterling Williams (The Ultimate Merger). High fashion accessories will be provided by Left Turn Jewelry and M.A.I. Collections and
shoes by Little Chic Devil. The gala will honor patrons of the arts and education.

H4CF is a nonprofit whose mission is to “Help Others Prosper through Education.” Its philosophy is rooted in the power of education to level the playing field and develop empowered leaders of the future by fostering education and arts and mentorship in these fields among the youth and emerging talents. In light of its mission, H4CF planned this gala is to provide a venue for L.A. based artists to exhibit their creative geniuses. To support emerging designers, H4CF launched the Little Black Dress Contest to expose these artists to mainstream industry and media.

Grace Llana-Walker H4CF Founder said, “We anticipate an eclectic gathering of about 500 movers and shakers comprised of artists, educators, celebrities, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and politicians.” Walker continues, “As a non-profit, we are relatively new but are lean and possess effective cross-collaborative partnerships among public, private, non-profit, and corporate entities. This is the new model for organizational viability and this event will be an exemplar for this model.”

One of H4CF’s strategic partners is L.A. Models which will provide all the professional models, choreography and staging. In just over 20 yrs of operation in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of modeling, L.A. Models has grown into one of the most powerful agencies in the industry and has worked tirelessly to bring a significant international modeling presence to Los Angeles. Francis Arden, H4CF gala organizing committee member and L.A. Models runway agent, shared, “Our company is honored to partner with H4CF in the pursuit of its mission to promote the arts among the youth. We look
forward to helping them in their mentoring programs.”

H4CF Board and Commissioner on the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Marie Lemelle adds, “The gala is also an opportunity to honor our strategic partners and provide scholarships to deserving talents. H4CF is blessed to have an extraordinary team of professionals dedicated to making this event a success such as CRU Ad Agency and Parris Harris Productions.” Dom Roma, principal at CRU said, “We’re excited to do the marketing campaign for H4CF.” Parris Harris said, “This will be a top-notch event that H4CF is doing to aid in the revitalization of L.A. as a fashion hot spot of the world.”

Early bird tickets are now available: Limited VIP tickets are $150.00 (15% off the $175 regular price and includes red carpet, VIP reception, swag bag, dinner, and show) and General Admission tickets are $100 (20% off the $125 regular price and includes dinner and show) until October 17, 2010. Tickets may be purchased online at Dress code is Fashionable Semi-Formal. Interested in becoming a sponsor, community or media partner, please contact Grace Walker.


ABOUT HOPE4CHILDREN: H.O.P.E.4Children is a nonprofit whose mission is to “Help Others Prosper through Education.” Our goal is to empower disadvantaged youth and communities by providing them with learning opportunities that will improve their quality of. To achieve this, we implement programs that focus on Education, Mentoring, Service and Scholarships. Our activities take form in a spectrum of ways including in-service workshops for educators; arts education and appreciation which includes producing, performing, emceeing, and marketing, fashion, arts, music, and entertainment charity shows; collection of supplies (clothes, medicine, toys, etc.) and educational materials for indigent schools; scholarships and awards to well-deserving students; mentoring emerging talents and providing them a platform to showcase themselves.


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