WHAT: Chula’s Mission “Sugar & Spice Soiree” fundraiser celebrates the infinite bond between a mother and daughter, as well as raise funds for programs that help motherless girls. “Sugar & Spice Soiree” will be a fun, chic, upscale happy hour for women to get together, have fun and support their local community.
Proceeds from the event benefit Chula’s Mission, a nonprofit organization 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 $35, or at the door today.
WHERE: Horton Grand Hotel
311 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
NOTE: Media parking is available directly in front of the hotel (valet parking).
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (This is the best time to cover)
- An estimated 120+ attendees enjoying complimentary signature spicy cocktails, delicious sugary treats (including candy and dessert bars), music, and a photo booth. Guests will have an opportunity to mix and mingle while bidding on exclusive selection of silent auction items.
- Lyndsey Ruiz and Mayra San Juan, co-founders, Chula’s Mission can speak to how the organization was started, its mission and the programs available and why these programs are important for young girls who have lost their mothers. They are both fluent in Spanish.
- 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.