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.
The Bealmear Family
Destination Wealth Management
Mary and Walter Muller
Susan and Jeff Rideout
A Loveable Feast
Rev. Dr. Laura Barnes
Louise Bourassa and Peter Linfoot
Stephanie and Douglas Bontemps
Sally and Don O’Neal
Sue and Mike Lescure
Pleasant Hill Coin and Jewelry Exchange
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:
Nancy Reese Clark
Special thanks to:
Calitho and Color Zone for their beautiful and generous printing services.