Home of Guiding Hands to Host Moulin Rouge-themed Gala at The US Grant Hotel

Home of Guiding Hands to Host Moulin Rouge-themed Gala at The US Grant Hotel
May, 2016 Client News

SAN DIEGOMay 3, 2016Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) will host its “Cabaret Rouge” Gala on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The US Grant Hotel in Downtown San Diego. The 42nd annual event aims to raise $100,000 and all proceeds will directly benefit more than 1,500 infants, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as current programs and services in San Diego County: residential homes, community living, early childhood development, respite, life planning and more. Registration is currently open and tickets can be purchased via www.hghgala.org.

This year’s gala, “Cabaret Rouge,” takes guests on a spectacular journey back to the Parisian nightclub and birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance and cabarets. From live street artists, themed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, to a three course dinner, silent auction and more, the event will provide all the elegant glamour of an evening in Paris. Live entertainment will be provided by The Mighty Untouchables and casino gambling tables will also add to the fun festivities. The night will be emceed by the incomparable, Laura Cavanaugh, CW6 San Diego news anchor and reporter.

A special evening program will highlight the service and contributions of Jim and Jean O’Grady, two longtime supporters of Home of Guiding Hands, who have dedicated nearly a decade to the organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet-and-greet with this philanthropic couple and learn more about how their support has enhanced the Home of Guiding Hands’ mission. The O’Grady’s live in the community of Del Cerro and Jim currently serves on the HGH board of directors. Attendees will also have opportunities to meet with some of the individuals Home of Guiding Hands supports, including success stories from the following programs: early childhood development, community living, adult family home and residential services.

“The gala is our largest fundraiser of the year to help raise critical funds for those we serve and this evening wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing support from our loyal sponsors, donors, board members and hardworking committee,” said Mark Klaus, president and CEO, Home of Guiding Hands. “The proceeds from this annual event not only allow us to continue the important work we do to help the individuals we support, but also provides an opportunity to raise awareness for a community that is often overlooked when it comes to charitable giving.”

For nearly 50 years, HGH has encouraged people – infants, children, adolescents and adults – with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive in a setting that offers a more fulfilling lifestyle, provides individualized attention, stresses increased opportunities for self-sufficiency, and inspires greater community integration and access. To reach as many individuals of this underserved population as possible, HGH offers several life skills training programs to the local community, which requires hundreds of thousands of direct care hours annually to support this population.

Available auction items attendees will be able to bid on are:
• A Trip to Bucerias, Puerto Vallarta – Eight days with access to full staff, including personal chef, waiter, bartender and daily maid service.
• Dinner for eight at The Big Fire House – Firefighters will cook dinner for the winners, give a tour of the fire house and give bomb squad tactical demonstrations.
• A Trip to Maui – One week stay in a three-bedroom condo
• A Trip to Calistoga Wine Country – Three to five night stay in a one-bedroom studio cottage with one bathroom, includes living room with full kitchen.
• A Trip to Palm Springs – Four day / three night stay in a three bedroom condo in Rancho Las Palmas.

Event: Home of Guiding Hands – 42nd Annual “Cabaret Rouge” Gala
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: The US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $225 per person
** NOTE: The US Grant Hotel is offering a special room rate of $249 for the night of the event.
Registration/Website: For more information on the event and to register, please visit www.hghgala.org or contact Jessica Brandon at 619-938-2854 or via jessica@guidinghands.org. Sponsorships are available.

Gala event co-chairs include HGH board president Mary Miller and board of governors member, Irene Stone. Major sponsors include The Bill & Norma Verbeck Foundation, The Heramb Family Foundation, Delsen & Company, LLP, Avista Technologies Inc., Scatena Daniels, Union Bank, Torrey Pines Bank, Barona Resort & Casino, California Bank & Trust, San Diego Special Needs Law Center, Quick Dry Flood Services, The Bloom Family Fund, San Diego Elder Law Center and James Renner with Inland Pacific Commercial Properties.

About Home of Guiding Hands
For nearly 50 years, Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) has been committed to providing marked community support, critical housing, and life skills training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in San Diego County. Currently, HGH offers a multitude of services ranging from Early Start, Respite, Independent Living, Transportation, Counseling & Family Support, and Residential Services, to more than 1,500 infants, adolescents and adults. HGH is dedicated to maximizing the independence, productivity, and quality of life of those we serve. For more information about HGH, please visit www.guidinghands.org or call (619) 938-2850. Stay connected for up-to-date event details via Facebook.