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IT’S TEA TIME

The 3rd Annual Valentine Mentorship Program – Tea Party Edition took place took place on February 14, 2015 at Mount Dennis Library 1123 Weston Rd, Toronto On. We were honored to have beautiful, intelligent and motivational speaker, Marilyn Kusi-Achampong as the speaker for this year’s event.READ MORE

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FASHION AGAINST POVERTY 2014

Hands of a Hero Foundation team would like to thank Toronto Fashion Academy,Change your life Photography, Trend Truck, Rogers TV, Canadian Beauty Collage Toronto, Mitra & Co, Boateng Estate, Universal Hair & Aesthetics Academy Inc, ILand Models, Absolute Culture: Canadian Luxury Magazine, Century Delight Catering, Jayd Ink, Ebhoni, Models, Designers, Family and Friends for supporting us in the 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Show. It wouldn’t be possible without you all. We are so grateful and overwhelmed with the love and support you all have soon us. God Bless You All.READ MORE

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HOHF 1ST CHARITY FASHION SHOW, RAISED $2000

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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ANNUAL CHARITY FASHION SHOW: FASHION AGAINST POVERTY- 04/05/13

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.

Motto:

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.

Vision

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

 

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HOHF FIRST MENTORSHIP EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS !

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

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