Regional Mexican artist Regulo Caro at the red carpet of the Helping Hands Holiday Fundraiser in Burbank, Calif. (Ramon Aviles/Living Out Loud LA)
The Helping Hands Holiday Fundraiser took place at Casa Cabo in Burbank. It was a bohemian night, with celebrities and artists in attendance, all in efforts to benefit homeless children in Baja California.
The 5th annual fundraiser organized by Helping Hands Foundation, in junction with Mexico’s Corazon de Vida Foundation, was lively and very musical, with abundant entertainment and surprises. The latter, a non-profit organization established in 1994, has since then embarked on a mission to bring sustenance to children who are homeless and living on the streets of Baja California. It also provides programs to help these children off drugs and other vices, and return to their families and society.
These children are on the streets for an array of reasons and face an abundance of plight, including but not limited to drug addiction, complete homelessness, and worst of all, dysfunctional homes where they face physical, sexual and psychological abuse.
This year, these two foundations teamed up to bring a little cheer and relief for these children by giving them food, toys, blankets and clothes. The hope is that these will make their extremely difficult lives a little easier.
Gathered at Casa Cabo were celebrities and regional Mexican musicians, along with the general public, all hoping to make a difference. The minimum donation was $25, and all proceeds will be going to aid these children. Yarel Ramos (Mun2) and Jorge Miramontes (Telemundo) were the hosts of the event.
The event also featured performances by Luis Coronel, Grupo 360, hijoes de Barros, and Los Rodriguez de Sinaloa, and special appearances by Jessica Carillo, Regulo Caro, Helen Ochoa, Elva Saray and Gerardo Ortiz.
The event lasted for 4 hours and reached its objective. It also featured raffles for the public in which hats, other clothing items and gift cards were given away by companies who were also present at the event.