WHAT: Chula’s Mission will hold its first-ever “Once Upon an Apron” fundraiser to celebrate the infinite bond between a mother and daughter and raise funds for their programs that help motherless girls. “Once Upon an Apron” is Saturday,May 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Brian Malarkey’s Green Acre restaurant. Guests will experience special afternoon where mothers, grandmothers, daughters and other treasured women participating in a variety of interactive activity stations.
Proceeds from the event benefit Chula’s Mission, a nonprofit that aims to mentor and nurture young motherless girls through San Diego County. The nonprofit is the first of its kind in the nation.
Tickets can be purchased at www.chulasmission.org for $100 per duo and $50 for each additional family member.
10300 Campus Pointe Drive
San Diego, CA 92121WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
BEST TIME TO COVER: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Mother and daughter attendees decorating aprons, making jewelry and gardening, etc.
- A panel of local moms who will share how they juggle being a mom with their busy lives. As of April 16, Courtney Dwyer from XETV-TV/San Diego 6, Jodi Kodesh from KNSD-TV/NBC 7 and Marcella Lee from KFMB-TV/CBS 8, are confirmed to participate. Laura Cain from KyXy 96.5’s “Jef and Jer Showgram” will moderate the panelists.
- Lyndsey Ruiz, and Mayra San Juan, co-founders, Chula’s Mission. They can speak to how the organization was started, its mission and the programs available and why those programs are important for young girls who have lost their mothers. They are both fluent in Spanish.
- Brian Malarkey can speak to why he supports Chula’s Mission.
- Emili Castaneda, a Chula’s Mission mentor, can also speak to the organization and why she wanted to become a mentor to a motherless girl. Emili, now 33 years old, lost her mother to cancer when she was just 11.
- Hope Edelman, author of “Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss,” calculates that about 330,000 girls under 18 years old in the U.S. today have lost their mothers.
- According to U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1.5 million children are living in a single-family household because of the death of one parent.
- One of every 20 children age 15 and younger will suffer the loss of one or both parents.
- Grieving children are at much greater risk than their peers for depression, suicide, poverty, and substance abuse.