“We are beyond delighted to have such talented and extraordinary partners for our annual fundraiser,” said Morayma Bak, president of Arco Iris America. “It is going to be an unforgettable evening of specialty wines, runway fashion, a silent auction and more to support children who need love and the hope for a promising future.”
Garcia’s clothing line, Raza de Bronce, blends its strong Bolivian identity with European design. Each piece is handcrafted in Bolivia with high-end materials that are exclusively Bolivian, Andean or Latin American. The result is exceptional quality from socially and economically sustainable production.
During the event, Arco Iris will honor Father José Maria Neuenhofer, who founded Fundación Arco Iris in 1994. He was born in Germany, growing up during World War II and its aftermath, and as a priest was pronounced advisor to the homeless children in La Paz. In 2009, he was named Bolivia's Person of the Year. The Washington, D.C. region is home to significantly more Bolivian-Americans than any other metropolitan area in the nation.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. to a cocktail party with a complimentary glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres (followed by a cash bar). Program activities begin at 7:30pm The master of ceremonies will be Chris Guerra, Founding Conductor and Artistic Director of the Strathmore Children’s Chorus. Tickets are limited and are available at CompassionThroughFashion.Eventbrite.com.
About Arco Iris America
Arco Iris America, previously "The Rainbow of Hope for Bolivia’s Street Children,” provides independent and impartial assistance through financial donations to Latin American charity organizations focused on the needs of disadvantaged children. It is the North American counterpart to Fundación Arco Iris (Rainbow Foundation) in La Paz, Bolivia – the poorest nation in South America. The organization provides life-sustaining care to over 30,000 homeless children annually, including shelter, nourishing meals, healthcare, clothing, psychological support, education and more. Arco Iris America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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