The 5th Annual PRESENT NOW women’s weekend getaway held January 26-27 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, hosted by Santa Monica-based charity PRESENT NOW, raised over $360,000.
The funds will support and expand PRESENT NOW’s gifting program that brings hope and joy to children living in 34 California domestic violence shelter locations. PRESENT NOW also expanded nationally to New York City. Children from the Urban Resource Institute began receiving gifts from PRESENT NOW on Valentine’s Day.
The weekend brought women from all over the country together to support the mission of PRESENT NOW. The event began on Saturday with a meditation session by Flight of the Heart, which led into the afternoon trunk show filled with local L.A, boutique vendors. The evening gala consisted of a silent auction, dinner, and two speakers from 1736 Family Crisis Center. The weekend was rounded out Sunday morning with The Class by Taryn Toomey.
Since 2013, PRESENT NOW has given out over 4,600 gifts to children living in California and New York transitional domestic violence shelters. For more information or to donate, please visit: www.presentnow.org.
Photo credit: Danielle Leann Photography.