Harvesters, in collaboration with South Coast Plaza, introduced the season’s most coveted kinds from South Coast Plaza’s luxurious retailers throughout the twenty ninth Annual Vogue Present and Luncheon on October 6, 2021, at Segerstrom Middle for the Arts.
The occasion raised greater than $1.7 million in assist of Second Harvest Meals Financial institution of Orange County, with extra donations nonetheless coming in, to handle the continuing starvation disaster in Orange County.
South Coast Plaza produced and curated the unique runway present inside The Middle’s Samueli Theatre, and featured the autumn/winter 2021 collections of iconic vogue homes.
Thus far, the annual occasion has raised greater than $12.8 million for Second Harvest, serving to to offer 38.4 million meals over the previous 29 years. All through the pandemic, the speedy motion taken by the Harvesters group was instrumental in helping Second Harvest’s skill to serve the tidal wave of want.
The occasion started with an out of doors champagne reception that includes contemporary juices from Nékter Juice Bar, adopted by the posh vogue present, showcasing highlights from Chloé, Isabel Marant, Lanvin, Marni, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, The Webster and Versace. The occasion additionally featured a digital silent public sale with unique experiences and a gourmand luncheon.
“This 12 months, lots of our beneficiant underwriters considerably raised their gracious giving, collectively creating an incredible affect by way of Harvesters twenty ninth Vogue Present and Luncheon,” stated Veronica Slavik, Harvesters Chair and Company Improvement for ORCO in Corona del Mar. “For months, our occasion was in query as a consequence of COVID issues and restrictions. However I inspired Harvesters to remain centered on what was not in query—supporting Second Harvest Meals Financial institution’s mission to offer nutritious meals to households and rising kids in Orange County, supplying the gas they should tackle the challenges that they proceed to face within the lingering pandemic. Our occasion was a celebration of coming collectively to light up immeasurable alternatives for households in want by offering them with a elementary necessity: nutritious meals.”
Harvesters is an unbiased volunteer group of dedicated and philanthropic girls from all backgrounds who increase funds and consciousness for Second Harvest’s mission to finish starvation in Orange County. Final 12 months, the extremely anticipated occasion was held in a digital format and netted over $1.6 million in donations to offer meals for kids, seniors and households in want.
In some of the prosperous areas of america, one in seven kids goes hungry at the least as soon as each month. Starvation is a continuing stressor for working households and people, who wrestle to pay for primary requirements equivalent to meals, medication and housing. The variety of people served on the peak of the pandemic greater than doubled pre-COVID counts to over 500,000 people served every month and Second Harvest continues to offer a gentle pipeline of contemporary, nutritious proteins, fruits, greens and dairy to assist arrange greater than 300,000 individuals for fulfillment at college and work every month.
“We’re happy to current our unique fall/winter vogue present for a vital trigger,” stated Debra Gunn Downing, spokeswoman for South Coast Plaza. “Along with our retailers, we assist the efforts of Harvesters and Second Harvest Meals Financial institution of Orange County in addressing starvation.”
The annual Harvesters Vogue Present & Luncheon is made attainable by the assist of beneficiant underwriters, sponsors, donors and volunteers. Sponsors embrace Premier Accomplice South Coast Plaza, Company Legacy Harvest Sponsor Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution, in addition to company sponsor Casey Lesher – Coldwell Banker. A hundred percent of underwriter donations from the occasion go on to Second Harvest Meals Financial institution of Orange County.
For extra data, go to feedoc.org/harvesters.