On May 4th. 2013, HOHF held their 1st Annual Charity Fashion Show: Fashion against Poverty at Creature Creating in Toronto, Ontario. It was a great evening for a great cause to raise awareness about underserved youth in the Greater Toronto Area and poverty among children Ghana, West Africa through fashion. Hands of a Hero Foundation express their sincere gratitude to all the sponsors, fashion designers, models, vendors and the 150 attendees who supported in organizing a hugely successful fashion show raising $2000

The enchanted evening was hosted by MC Ebone and Hilda. The show featured eight fashion designers on the runway, each showcasing a clothing line filled with its own unique sense of class and flavor from different parts of the world. Fashion against poverty showcased, Verse Ten Fashion, Jeann.Pris, Epithumeo, Emua Fashions, Design of a Diaspora, Leukos Clothing, Maricar Sodusta  Jozet Jemz and ZD Couture. Click here to view event pictures

The entertainment for the evening consisted of an emerging artist, Devonna, who is also known as chocolate Melody, Vicky Ro, a spoken word artist and KemiKAL, an emerging Toronto rapper. The audience was astonished at the talented Soul Singer Devonna, as she performed. She was not only entertaining but created a beautiful atmosphere, and the audience wished she performed all night.

After the show, attendees received some scrumptious cocktail snacks, catered by Loso’s Kitchen and some delicious cake from Studio Cakes.  The night proceeded to mix and mingle with Toronto’s finest locals. The designers were gracious enough to speak to people after the show and celebrate the success of the evening.  Guest left with a free shopping gift card from Trend Trunk

Sponsors for Fashion against Poverty are Metroland Media, Bloor West Villager and Parkdale Villager News paper, Trend Trunk, Boateng Estates, Vinny Artistry, Kathy Templeton, and Makeup by Stephanie, Barksdale Entertainment, Priam Photography, Andrew (video), Creatures Creating, Cake Studio, Loso Kitchen, and Skin Essence.

Funds raised at this event will be go towards providing the resources needed to empower underserved youth, in the Greater Toronto Area through our summer youth program. In addition Another 50% of the funds will be going  toward the Shining Light Project, Toy drive and Little by little Project dedicated for less fortunate children in Ghana.

Hands of a Hero Foundation would like to thank everyone who contributed to making fashion against poverty a huge success. They sincerely hope that the support will continue for their future endeavours.

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Hands of a Hero Foundation Annual Charity fashion show: Fashion against Poverty, will be taking place on Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 6:00pm. The event will be held at Creatures Creating Art Gallery: 822 Dundas Street W, Toronto, Ontario.


Poverty transcends borders; its passes waters that bridge continents. It encompasses the earth much like the air that we all breathe. Hands of a Hero Foundation recognize that the poverty pandemic is far more than the shoe less children in Africa. Poverty is in our backyards, our neighborhoods, in our cities. Realizing that the problem is deeper than hemispheres is the first step to creating a solution. Self awareness and Education are key in fighting this pandemic and it is up to us to make sure we help those in need.

But just like poverty, Fashion also, transcends borders. It defines a people and creates an awareness of self and culture whilst beckoning others to realize its beauty.

Hands of a Hero Foundation – Fashion Against Poverty Gala is meant to create an atmosphere of enlightenment and beauty as it brings forth the various fabrics, styles and customs of the different continents many of us call home.


The concept of the fashion show will entail the collaboration of different fashion designers and emerging talents from a diverse realm of fashion background, showcasing from at least ½ designers from each continent grouping to challenge the norm of fashion.

This event will be used as a platform to showcase the talents of established and upcoming designers, models, entertainers and entrepreneurs. In addition, the fashion show will be used as an inspirational podium to connect people, spark cross-disciplinary ideas and create more innovation for the upcoming generation. Thus, different fashion designers all across the Greater Toronto Area will be given the opportunity to exhibit their unique fashion ideas and skills to fashion enthusiast in an exclusive art gallery.

In addition to the artists that will be participating in the event, some small businesses will have the opportunity to exhibit their business as vendors for the show.
To provide our audience and attendees with a distinctive and enjoyable event, the fashion show will include a cocktail reception, entertainment and live auction. After the show, audience members will also have the opportunity to mingle.


Where funds will be going

50% of funds raised from this event will go towards providing the resources needed to empower underserved youth, 12-18 years of age in the Greater Toronto Area through our summer youth program.

Another 50% of funds raised will go toward the Shining Light Project, Toy drive and Little by little Project dedicated for less fortunate children in Ghana.

Tickets are $15.00 each.

To purchase ticket (s) online please visit http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/5817471213/eorg#

To become an exhibitor at the show,click here for Fashion Show Exhibitor Registration Form




On Saturday, February 16th 2013, Hands of a Hero Foundation held a special event of dining, mentorship and socializing we deemed the Valentine Mentorship Dinner: DiscoveringYou, which took place at Carmine Stefano CC in Toronto, Ontario. In spite of the awful weather, young girls from all over the GTA come out and joined HOHF mentors and motivational speakers in a wonderful evening of embracing their potentials as great women of this generation and the generation to come.READ MORE



On November 1st, 2012, members of the Hands of a Hero Foundation gathered  to organize the donations received for the Shining light project and the Toy Drive. What a beautiful day. All the hard work will surely pay off.

I must say I am extremely impressed with the items we received, and I would personally like to say Thank You, and God Bless you. There is no doubt in my mind that what we are doing as an organization will put a smile on many children’s faces. The items we collected were sorted, packed, and ready to go. In due time joy will fill the hearts of the less fortunate, and under privileged children in Ghana.

We received an uncountable amount of items which included children’s clothing & shoes, men and women’s clothing & shoes, accessories, dictionaries, story books, toys, stuffed animals..and the list goes on! Thank you to all who supported us, and continue to support us in all our endeavors. May God Richly Bless You..




The current projects we are working on are the Shining light project and the Toy drive. We are collecting clothing, shoes, books, non-perishable food items, and toys this year. Our goal is to get as much as we can so we can send the items we collected to the Westphalian Children’s Village (an orphanage in Ghana and children hospitals in Ghana.

The deadline to for these two projects is on Oct 30th, 2012 and our hope is to deliver the items by Christmas. We do encourage people to give and donate any unwanted children’s clothes and toys to make a child happy this Christmas. Click below for more information.

Shinging light and toy drive

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