11th Annual Empowering Hearts Gala

by | Aug 27, 2021 | Community

Empowering HeArts is an annual celebration of inspiring women, art, and community, bridging the worlds of social action and artistic expression. This year’s theme is Survivor. Save the date for November 12, 2021. The event will be at the new Reyes Winery on Main Street.
Empowering HeArts 2021 is an annual event that helps raise funds for programs and services offered at Single Mothers Outreach and in helping to empower the members they serve. Each year, the community nominates women they feel embody the selected theme. Once narrowed down to six honorees, they are then paired with 6 local artists who will help depict the stories of how these women represent the theme.
On the night of our event, they reveal the beautiful art pieces created by the artists. The community comes together to help celebrate these inspiring women. With entertainment throughout the night and wonderful items up for auction, it is surely a night you will not want to miss out on!
For more information go to www.singlemothersoutreach.org/empowering-hearts-2021.

Last month, we featured Honorees Riley Cline, Roxanne Webber and Maggie-Mae Laufman. Below are the remaining three honorees:

Alison Lindermann
I feel very humbled and honored to receive an Empowering Hearts nomination. I believe it is our responsibility to call upon our skills, generosity and empathy to help others in our community feel supported, become healthy and achieve their goals.

Gladys Blanco
It is an honor to be an Empowering Hearts nominee and to be honored by the Single Mother’s Outreach organization. Together we will build a community by empowering and uplifting one another.

Melanie Meyer
Hearing the word cancer is scary….
But as the shock of the cancer diagnosis subsides, a new awareness begins. Hope develops, confidence develops, trust develops and you become an inspirational example to others ….all things that Single Mother’s Outreach works to instill in their clients. I’m honored to be chosen as an Empowering Hearts Survivor nominee and I hope, and trust, that I can live up to inspirational women that have come before me.

Photos by Sonja Gilhuys & Lindsay Schlick







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