In honor of the League’s beautiful relationships with the Houston community and among their members, the Junior League of Houston invited guests to celebrate at the annual Opening Style Show, fittingly themed Style En Pointe: Beauty in Motion. In light of the damage Hurricane Harvey left behind in Houston, the League showcased the beauty of the massive outpouring of support, labor and love in the community. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket were donated to the Junior League of Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will be distributed to organizations in their Community Program.
With two show time options, the League hoped to unite guests in an effort to make an impact while also providing a little levity and fellowship in the wake of such devastation. Guests enjoyed a glamorous fall fashion preview presented by TOOTSIES’ Creative Director Fady Armanious, a delicious meal courtesy of the Junior League Tea Roomandfull bar service. One lucky lunch attendee received two tickets to Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and one dinner attendee received two tickets to the League’s 70th Annual Charity Ball, a longstanding tradition and a source of funding for the Junior League’s community outreach and volunteer initiatives. Guests also had the chance to participate in a donation drive for toiletry and beauty items that will run through October 5, and be distributed to women affected in the League’s community agencies such as Houston Area Women’s Center, Star of Hope and more.
In addition to continually assessing the needs of their community organizations, the Junior League of Houston has announced nine grants totaling more than $40,000 already given out for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to the following organizations:
AIDS Foundation–$10,0000 in support of their clients where funds will be used to cover repairs to their housing program’s apartments and homes, to purchase food to restock the pantry and for emergency housing needs for current and new clients
Casa de Esperanza de Los Niños–$5,000 to provide assistance to families impacted by the hurricane with obtaining housing, basic needs, and other services
The Center–$5,000to support the clean-up and restoration of their facilities damaged by the hurricane
Chinquapin Preparatory School–$1,000 in support for clean-up and restoration of their classrooms and campus
His Grace Foundation–$10,000 to provide shelter, automobile repair, and basic needs assistance to families affected by the hurricane
Houston Food Bank–$5,000 to support relief and recovery efforts of providing food and supplies in the short term
Houston SPCA–$1,000 to support the rescue and recovery of animals -companion, horses and farm animals, exotic animals and wildlife -impacted by the hurricane
Mission of Yahweh–$7,500 to provide assistance with food, water, baby items and hygiene products for homeless women and children affected by the hurricane
The Westview School–$4,500 to provide trauma-focused cognitive behavior theory to children with special needs who were affected by the hurricane
To donate to the Junior League of Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and help provide even more assistance to the numerous organizations the League supports, please visit http://bit.ly/JLHHarveyDonate.