April is Child Abuse Prevention month. My friends at One Hope United are gathering to raise awareness and funds to support One Hope United’s efforts to prevent these horrific events from happening, or happening again.
One Hope United was founded as Chicago Baptist Orphanage in 1895 and Hudelson Baptist Children's Home in 1903. The scope of services of both organizations evolved over the years, expanding to include foster care, clinical services and early childhood development.
The two organizations entered into a management agreement in 1987. In 2004, they transformed into a federated partnership to reflect their position as a national organization working toward the same mission: protecting children and strengthening families. The organization provides a diverse array of prevention, intervention and community-based support programs to vulnerable, high-risk populations, as well as education and advocacy on the local, state and national levels.
There are great causes and none more important than protecting children from the horrors of abuse. That's why I'm joining with a high powered group of Chicagoans to serve on the the host committee for "Eras Of Hope" a fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting One Hope United. The event will be held at Mercedes Benz of Chicago 1520 West North Avenue from 7PM to 11PM . Joining together in this effort are Benjamin Cottrell (Benjamin Cottrell Designs), Delrice Adams (Forecast for the Arts), Jenaeth Markaj (One Hope United), Larry James (House of Trend), Marco Foster (Marco Foster Events), Sarah Vargo (Maven and Social Gravity).
This special evening will highlight four different eras:
The Roaring ‘20s, Spirit of the ‘60s, Awesome ‘80s and Into the Future.
Fashion installations produced by Benjamin Cottrell Designs will feature looks created by four designers, with hair and makeup by Strange Beauty Show and Lora Michael.
Fashion and music will change hourly, starting with the 1920s and moving through the eras.
Come dressed in the style of your favorite era! Flappers, hippies, children of the ‘80s, or fashionistas from the future…all are welcome! Capture your look in the party photo booth!
* Entertainment and dancing
* Music by David Fenmore
* Bites by Lucero Latin Catering and beverages by St. Claire vodka
* Premium goodie bags
* Silent auction
* Complimentary one-year subscription to Chicago Magazine.
Tickets: $40 in advance; $50 at the door
Purchase tickets on the One Hope United website: www.onehopeunited.org/eras
Guest receive a 1-year subscription to Chicago Magazine with the purchase of their ticket, courtesy of Benjamin Cottrell Designs
Valet parking $12.
After-party to follow at Underground (56 W. Illinois). Display your Blue Ribbon pin from Eras of Hope for no cover and express entry.
Choose an outfit from Lora Michael Cosmetic Artistry Studio’s costumes, props and wigs for a special 20% off limited-time offer. Call to schedule a consultation, 702.343.5415. www.loramichael.com
Sign up for UBER Car Services at: www.uber.com and enter promo code "BENJAMIN" to receive $15 OFF your 1st ride, courtesy of Benjamin Cottrell Designs!
Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, St. Claire Vodka and Chicago Magazine
For more information, contact Jenaeth Markaj, One Hope United, 312.949.4001
"Eras of Hope"
Saturday April 28th
Mercedes Benz of Chicago
1520 West North Ave