January 14, 2016
Dust off those cowboy boots, break out your cowboy hat and make plans to attend Angel View’s Wild West Fashion Show and Luncheon on Thursday, January 28 at Cuistot Restaurant (72595 El Paseo). Proceeds from the annual event benefit Angel View’s Outreach Program, which provides free services and support to nearly 500 local children with disabilities.
The fundraiser, which is almost sold out, includes a delicious 3-course lunch, an expansive outdoor boutique, a silent auction, raffles and live music, emceed by radio personality Dan McGrath from Sunny 103.1 FM. Guests will be transported back to the Wild West, surrounded by hay bales, saddles and other western themed memorabilia and decorations. Tommi Rose, a popular entertainer from Toucans Tiki Lounge, will perform classical county and western tunes.
The shopping boutique will include over 1,200 items thoughtfully selected items from Angel View’s 19 resale stores in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The boutique will feature clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories from such hi-end designers like Gucci, Chanel, Pucci, St. John and more. Models, which include three Angel View clients, will walk from table to table showcasing select items.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on incredible items from diamond and sapphire rings, Tiffany jewelry and spa packages, to gift certificates to local restaurants. Four massive baskets including BBQ, wine & cheese, fiesta and Italian-themed also will be raffled off.
“We encourage our guests to dress up and really get into the spirit of the event,” said Shelly Lee, Assistant General Manager of Angel View’s Resale Store Division and event organizer. “Our annual luncheon is a unique and different kind of charity event in the desert. It’s a relaxed environment where people can shop and enjoy themselves while supporting a great cause. It also allows us to showcase various ways someone can give to Angel View – donating, shopping at our resale stores, volunteering – there are so many ways people can help.”
The shopping boutique opens at 10 a.m. and the luncheon and fashion show will begin at 12 p.m. Tickets are $75 each. Sponsorship opportunities are also available from $300 to $1,000. For tickets and more information, call (866) 670-8666 ext.1, or email email@example.com.
Jesus, 23, has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Once he completed his special education classes, his parents, who both work full-time, needed a place where he could continue to grow. He started our Day Program 10 months ago.
He was shy when he first arrived and prone to speaking one word answers. So we were thrilled to see him open up and use full sentences when he responds to staffers like Hope, whom he clearly adores. Jesus participates in all activities. He knows the routine and where he’s supposed to be. When it’s time to leave, he grabs his bag, waits for him mom, and looks forward to coming back.