Regional leaders, businesses and residents will attend a special evening under the stars to help thousands of local children and families in crisis on Sunday, September 11 at Interface Children & Family Services’ “Hope & Harvest: An Evening in the Vines” presented by Union Bank. The event will be held at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Local philanthropist, businessman and reality TV star of The Bachelor, Andrew Firestone, is back to emcee this popular event. The evening will feature delicious award-winning, locally farmed cuisine, fine wine, local entertainment and extraordinary auction items and experiences. Hope & Harvest raises money for Interface programs that would otherwise not exist and increases awareness of the difficult topic of domestic violence. “Interface is on the front lines – they are first responders of domestic violence and they are also leaders of domestic violence prevention in our community. It is a pleasure to be a part of this event.” said Firestone.
Event Chair, Dina Furash, shared. “This is our third annual event and it so gratifying to see so many from our community come together year after year to show compassion towards the victims of family violence and work together to help Interface reach more families.” Interface Children & Family Service’s Family Violence Intervention Services delivers comprehensive support to prevent, interrupt and end the cycle of violence within families throughout Ventura County and adjacent communities. Interface has a broad array of programs including:
- 24-hour response teams
- emergency and transitional shelters
- My Body Belongs to Me and Teen Dating Violence Prevention programs provided free of charge to thousands of school-age children, parents and educators annually
Hope & Harvest attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception sponsored by PwC as well as specialty drinks provided by Casamigos Tequila. The event will also include the art exhibit, Project Hope, to showcase artwork created by Interface clients who have been empowered to live a violence-free life. Live music melodies and rhythms will be provided by Santa Monica trio, Sora Nova. The event’s silent and live auctions provide opportunities for guests to win specialty gifts and one of-a-kind experiences.
In addition to Firestone, special guests will include a table sponsored by Banc of California that honors local first-responders and others who are on the front lines every day in our community helping to keep children and families safe. Prominent Ventura County and Calabasas/Malibu-based business leaders and residents as well as members of the Interface Youth Board from 5 local high schools will also be present.
This event is made possible by the generous support of Union Bank, McCarthy Companies, Sage Publications, Banc of California, Amerihome Mortgage, Black Knight Financial, PwC, Rabobank, UBS, Paul Hastings, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Westlake Village, Western Alliance Bank, Sage Auto, Abbot Downing, Jones Lang LaSalle, RJ O’Brien, The Henahan Family, JT Rodgers Plumbing, Mission Produce, Community Memorial Health Systems, CPI Solutions, Toro Enterprises, AJA Vineyards, Landmark Vineyards, Lisa Queen Design & A Rental Connection.
Tickets are $300, Tables are $3,000 and sponsorships are still available. For reservations or for more information, visit http://www.icfs.org or contact Julie Harvey at 805-485-6114, Ext. 628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Interface Children & Family Services
Interface Children & Family Services is Ventura County and the surrounding community’s most comprehensive non-profit social services safety net. Our mission is to strengthen children, families and individuals to be safe, healthy and thriving. Founded in 1973, Interface works to prevent and heal the effects of child abuse, neglect and abandonment; domestic violence; family conflict and mental health issues. We have 24 distinct programs representing five major service areas, including youth and family strengthening services, mental health, family violence intervention, justice-involved families, and 2-1-1 information and referral across all socioeconomic levels.
Interface operates our region’s most comprehensive domestic violence program, including shelter, support and counseling. The 2-1-1 Information and Referral service, a 24-hour comprehensive helpline for available no-and-low cost county support services was the first 2-1-1 in our state, developed by Interface.
Serving approximately 24,000 local individuals annually, plus assisting 150,000 people across the state in need through the 2-1-1 Helpline, Interface offers effective solutions to the urgent needs of families and individuals in crisis. This important work is sustained through donations and grants from individuals and organizations, as well as by the work of dedicated volunteers and staff. For more information, please contact Interface Children & Family Services at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite I, Camarillo, CA 93012 by telephone at 805.485.6114 or visit http://www.icfs.org.