Place Of Hope Announces 2013 Hope Bash Boca – Nov. 8 at Boca Resort & Club


Sparkling jewels and designer denim will set the stage for the 2013 Hope Bash Boca, as organizers plan an evening of easy elegance to benefit the foster children who will call the Place of Hope at the Haven Campus their new home. The new collaborative Hope Bash Boca committee is proud to announce “Jeans & Jewels,” planned for November 8, 2013 at Boca Raton Resort & Club. The event will feature a VIP reception/silent auction, live entertainment and dancing, and a rousing, live auction. “We are excited to build a new level of support and friendship in South County with this gala event, which will help us make tremendous inroads into transforming our new campus into a new home for children,” said Executive Director Charles Bender. “We welcome everyone who has a heart for families to join us, as we create a new haven for foster children that will embody the values and spirit of our growing organization.” Raymond Lee Jewelers of Boca Raton ( has joined Place of Hope again as the exclusive jewelry sponsor for the November gala, and will donate two stunning jewelry pieces to the silent auction, as well as have an on-site jewelry store at the Bash. Just as with the Hope Bash held at the PGA Resort & Spa in May, the Hope Bash Boca will invite guests to purchase elegant Raymond Lee jewelry and timepieces during the VIP reception. Members of the Boca Hope Bash committee will model select pieces during the dinner and entertainment part of the evening. A portion of the RLJ sales will benefit the Place of Hope at the Haven campus. Proceeds from the gala fundraiser will benefit the programs and operations of the Place of Hope at the Haven Campus, an expansion of the Palm Beach Gardens- based Place of Hope. With campuses in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization that provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. The 2013 Hope Bash Boca will begin at 6:30 p.m. November 8, 2013, at Boca Raton Resort and Club, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, please contact Special Projects Manager Lisa McDulin at the Place of Hope at the Haven Campus, 561-483-0962. The Place of Hope at the Haven Campus is located at 21441 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433;