LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) presents its annual Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show, April 17, 2015 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Afternoon will honor Nicole Lorey, VP and Chief Communications Officer, Transamerica Brokerage with the "Innovator Award" and Kate Nichols, Digital Marketing Producer, CBS Marketing with the "Rising Star Award." Actress and fashion icon Amber Valletta hosts. Laura Lizer, BBBSLA Board Chair; NJ Goldston; Nancy Taylor; Nina Shaw; Sharon Harroun Pierce and Sandra Stern are Honorary Co-Chairs.
Prior to the luncheon, luxury accessories boutique vendors will feature fashionable accessories for purchase with a portion of proceeds from sales donated to BBBSLA. Featured are: Art Couture, Moonlite, Borrowed Bling, Classy Bag Lady, Jacqueline B., Treasured Accessory, Dawn Michelle Designs, Chic By Design, Kiki Bean & Bedhead, Over The Top, Susie O's, Muki Bolton, Accessor Eyes, Shelly's Fashions, Jodi Jackson Jewelry, Two Gems and Roberto Mantellassi.
In a unique twist to this year's fashion show, "Bigs" and "Littles" will participate in the fashion show in partnership with Goodwill Southern California. Each "Big" and "Little" will have selected his or her outfit and accessories from a Goodwill store, with a maximum budget of $30 each. This aspect also aligns with an education initiative by Goodwill pegged at developing self-sufficiency in youth and the importance of shopping within a budget. Marking their 60th anniversary this year, BBBSLA recently joined forces with Goodwill Southern California (GSC), establishing their new offices at the Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square in Los Angeles. Co-locating with Goodwill affords BBBSLA and their families a host of benefits including workforce development, career training and placement programming.
In Los Angeles County one in five children is living below the federal poverty line and one in three children is living in a single-parent household. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES changes children's lives for the better, forever, through professionally supported one-on-one mentoring relationships in the community, at schools and at corporate sites. Mentorship by caring adults has proven effective in significantly increasing academic performance and self-esteem while decreasing risky behaviors. Individual tickets, $300. For information, please email [email protected] or visit www.BBBSLA.org, www.twitter.com/bbbsla, www.facebook.com/bbbsla and www.instagram.com/bbbsla.
SOURCE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles