Single Mothers Outreach is reminding the community that nominations for our Seventh Annual Empowering HeArts Gala and Art Exhibit end on April 15.
On Saturday Nov. 5, 2016, Single Mothers Outreach will honor six local Santa Clarita women whose life story best personifies the theme “Courageous”.
DaAnne Smith, Executive Director said, “We have been really pleased to have many nominations so far but we want to make sure that everyone has a change to nomination a courageous woman. If you know a woman who has faced danger or pain, met the challenge head on and inspired you as a result then please nominate her by April 15 at: www.singlemothersoutreach.org/nominate
Empowering HeArts is an annual celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped our community. It bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.
Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the Single Mothers Outreach Board of Directors and Event Planning Committee.
The Empowering Hearts Gala presents the creative works of Santa Clarita Valley artists who create unique and inspiring art forms inspired by these real life stories. Art is juried and two prizes are awarded as follows:
Dottie Award – awarded to the artist who creates the most compelling visual story.
People’s Choice – awarded by gala attendees from votes taken at the event.
It is SMO’s hope that through sharing these powerful stories in word and art, these extraordinary women will impact and inspire all women and single parents in particular to rise above their own circumstances.
Empowering HeArts is SMO’s signature fundraising event. All proceeds from the event are used to support programs that empower single parents to effectively care for their children.
2016 Empowering HeArts Event Information
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Savia Community Center
Who attends: COC Chancellor and Board of Trustees, City of Santa Clarita officials, prominent members of Santa Clarita, members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), members of local women’s clubs (Soroptimist International, Zonta International) and SCV Media.
To learn more about Singles Mothers Outreach and sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 Empowering HeArts Gala Event, visit www.singlemothersoutreach.org/hearts or call 661.288.0117.
About Single Mothers Outreach
Parenting is too important a responsibility to bear alone, yet all too often single mothers and fathers are forced to do just that. Because we believe that effective parenting leads to successful, well-adjusted children, Single Mothers Outreach scaffolds families facing sudden housing instability, income loss, emotional trauma, and social deterioration as the result of divorce, abandonment, or widowhood. With a mission to “empower single parents and their children by providing hope, support, and resources so that families can become self-sustaining and thrive,” Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) directly helps single parents find jobs, get educated, secure housing, stabilize their children’s emotional states, manage their finances, and help one another.