Ruby Slippers Inspires Outpouring of Support

People at party

Thanks to the generosity of more than 330 friends of Hope Solutions who came together on January 31 at Round Hill Country Club, this year’s Ruby Slippers was the most successful yet, netting more than $220,000 to support homeless and poverty impacted families in Contra Costa County!

We remain truly grateful to our sponsors, auction donors and guests for your heartfelt generosity and outpouring of support to help homeless families overcome the challenges that have shaped their lives.

Guests enjoyed exciting silent and live auctions, an elegant dinner, and dancing to the mix of DJ Diamond Dave. Highlights of the evening included Justine, a resident of Garden Park Apartments, who eloquently told her story of her troubled youth and ultimate spiral into addiction, jail, rehab, and homelessness. Now clean, sober, and a 4.0 student, she juggles work, school, and being a loving parent to her three year old son. She received a standing ovation as she shared her appreciation for Hope Solutions and the support she receives which is changing her life forever. In a short video, Hope Solutions families touched hearts as they shared their struggles leading to homelessness and how the support and partnerships with Hope Solutions continues to transform their lives.

Thank you to our Ruby Slippers sponsors and committee listed below for your generous support and tireless efforts to make this evening a huge success.

Presenting Sponsor
The Bealmear Family

Ruby Sponsors
Compass Marketing
Destination Wealth Management
Mary and Walter Muller
Susan and Jeff Rideout
Temple Isaiah

Diamond Sponsors
A Loveable Feast
Rev. Dr. Laura Barnes
Louise Bourassa and Peter Linfoot
Stephanie and Douglas Bontemps
Sally and Don O’Neal
Charie Reid
Summit Bank

Sapphire Sponsors
Sue and Mike Lescure
Pleasant Hill Coin and Jewelry Exchange

Pearl Sponsors
Congregation B’nai Shalom
The Covello Group
Sandy and Robert Goldberg
Bonnie and Dave Ramm
Resources for Community Development
Seiler Epstein Ziegler & Applegate, LLP

Ruby Slippers Committee:
Louise Bourassa
Debbie Burrows
Michelle Chan
Nancy Reese Clark
Jacqueline Crist
Bonnie Field
Elba Goostree
Kathy Groover
Barbara Hodgkinson
Nancy Hubert
Erin Jones
Wendy Levich
Sandra Martin
Monika Orrey
Alice Perez
Trudy Presser
Carmen Schiavone
Joanne Schweibinz
Andrea Scott
Mardjan Taheripour
Joan Toney
Courtney Wilcox

Special thanks to:
Calitho and Color Zone for their beautiful and generous printing services.