Housewives support women's shelter
More than 120 people gathered at The Glass House on Birchview Dr. on Saturday for a charity fundraiser hosted by cast members of the Housewives of Lorne Park, a reality television show that premiered in January on Rogers Cable 10.
Guests were treated to cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, mini-massages and enjoyed a live dance performance by Blue Heel Studio. The evening also included a photobooth and silent and live auction which featured items donated by community members and businesses.
Silent auction items included art work, women's accessories, gift baskets,adidas ObyO Jeremy Scott Wings, a massage gift pack and dinner gift certificates. The live auction items included a chance to be a star for a day on Rogers Cable 10, paintings,Adidas Jeremy Scott Shoes, a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey autographed by Mats Sundin, a lunch with Mississauga-South MPP Charles Sousa and, of course, a lunch with the "housewives."
Proceeds from the evening are being given to Armagh, a non-profit second-stage housing program which offers a safe, supportive environment for abused women and their children in Peel.
At her home in Lorne Park yesterday, Alka Dhir revealed more than $11,000 was raised, exceeding the goal of $5,000.
It took the cast members Dhir, Tina Marie Singh, Sujata Kale-Banerjea, Niki Luciani, Monika Mondial and Komal Puri three weeks to prepare for the party. They made sure costs were economical and chose The Glass House as the venue to represent transparency.
"It starts in our community," said Vanusa Moore, a friend of the group,adidas jeremy scott 2013, who helped organize the event. "We're sending a strong message against abuse. Don't hide behind the doors. Fight for women, they need help and they need people who are going to support them."
Dhir added that home is where the heart is.
"When the hurt is at home,Adidas x Jeremy Scott, that's the most critical place and we need to help support shelters, support women and empower them to change their lives," she said. "Some women are scared about change and can't do it on their own (without help)."
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