Ruby Slippers a Huge Success!

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Thanks to the generosity of more than 300 friends of Hope Solutions (Hope Solutions), this year’s Ruby Slippers-There’s No Place Like Home raised over $240,000 in net proceeds to support Contra Costa families and individuals impacted by poverty and homelessness!

We would like to acknowledge the 2019 Ruby Slippers Committee, Hope Solutions Board, sponsors, donors, and guests for your compassion and outpouring of support. If you were not able to attend, it’s not too late to give! Make a gift by clicking the button below. All proceeds benefit more than 1,300 homeless and at-risk people in our community.

The evening’s highlight was hearing from Lori, a resident of Garden Park Apartments (GPA). She shared how Hope Solutions’s housing and support services have had a tremendous impact on her life and her journey toward self-sufficiency. As a teenager, Lori discovered she had a debilitating physical illness that finally received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at 21 years old. The jobs Lori worked would not allow for any affordable housing and she had to stay with family, friends and shelters.

After her second daughter was born, she heard GPA had a fully furnished apartment waiting for her family. Lori receives ongoing support in attending doctor appointments and maximizes the on-site resources and programs Hope Solutions offers.

“It’s hard to say what it means to me to have a safe place to live. I don’t have to move anymore. I can finally breathe. It’s so much more than a place to live, and I love paying rent!”

This night would not have been the success it was without your support of the Hope Solutions Board of Directors and Ruby Slippers sponsors listed below.


Presenting Sponsor
McKesson Foundation

Emerald Sponsor
Carrie and Jorge Figueredo

Ruby Sponsors
Bealmear Family
Stephanie and Doug Bontemps
Compass Marketing
Sally and Don O’Neal
Sue and Les Polgar
Charie Reid
Susan and Jeff Rideout
Diamond Sponsor
A Loveable Feast
Robert and Sandy Goldberg
Temple Isaiah

Sapphire Sponsor
Access & Mobility Finance
Elaine and Craig Davis
Diana and Kent Godfrey
Mary Fenelon
Ginn and Crosby, LLP
Rotary of Pleasant Hill

Pearl Sponsor
Barbara Barkley
Carmen and Derrick Butler
Cappa Family
Congregation B’nai Shalom
Diablo Valley Oncology
Deanne Pearn and Greg Dolge
Seiler Epstein Ziegler & Applegate LLP
Stephanie Peters and William Stolte

Print Sponsor
McKesson Foundation