On Wednesday, November 19th,
21 models, 8 top designers and
over 400 guests came together at Touch for the first ever
Fashion Runway of Hope: A Benefit For Tikva Orphanage,
which raised over $15,000.
Guests including Eeris Kalish,
Malka Meiersdorf, Jamie Blumenthal,
Ariela Aharon, Liron David, Eli Lunzer and Julia Royter took in
runway show and enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing. The
which Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul helped to host, raised
funds and awareness for Tikva Children’s Home, whose mission is
to care for the homeless, abandoned and abused Jewish children
of the Odessa region of Ukraine. Tikva provides loving homes,
essential social services and a first rate education for its children.
Sam Bodenheimer, "Bodi," the founder of Spicerack, visited the
orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine about a year and a half ago. After
seeing how happy the children were, he was inspired to raise
awareness about the home and decided to take time off from work
to rally an exceptional team of young professionals together to
the organization. Proceeds from this event will help provide
in Tikva’s homes with everything they need including food, clothing,
books, school supplies, medical care and education to activity
facilities, security and social services.
To learn more about Tikva