Excitement is building for our Empowering HeArts Gala, benefitting Single Mother’s Outreach.


by  | Dec 29, 2016 | Community

Excitement is building for our Empowering HeArts Gala, benefitting Single Mother’s Outreach. Our honorees Martha Aguilera, Monica Blanco, Kamila Diaz, Nicole Feast-Williams, Kim Flores and Janelle Percy are looking forward to meeting you.

We have a fresh new look and date with our gala being held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Savia Community Center. Our mission is to empower our Single Parent families and we want our families to feel loved and valued so we are excited to host our signature event near to Valentine’s Day. This new tradition will allow us to better celebrate our honorees during the month of love.  Why not get a ticket for the person you love and celebrate the holiday with us?

The event is from $65 per person and includes elegant hors d’oeuvres from our renowned partners, Culinary Arts, wine and soft drinks. You will also be able to meet our artists and honorees, view incredible artwork from local artists, hear inspiring stories from courageous women, all while supporting Single Mothers Outreach.

We are also thrilled that for 2017, our new State Assemblyman, Dante Acosta has graciously offered to be our Master of Ceremonies.

Yorleni Sapp, Executive Director said “We want all our honorees, artists and our Single Parents to feel loved and what better way to celebrate than to hold our signature event during the month of love?
I am thrilled that Dante Acosta is our Master of Ceremonies for this year’s Empowering HeArts gala as he always been a strong supporter of Single Mothers Outreach. I am also delighted by the positive response of the community to our new gala date. Excitement is building already and our new logo looks fantastic!”

We would to thank all of our dedicated supports and sponsors including our Empowerment Sponsor, Vance Wealth Group, The Magazine of Santa Clarita who so loyally support us each year and Manya Jewelers who have created a beautiful surprise for the 2017 gala!

Tickets are now on sale here

What is Empowering Hearts?
Empowering HeArts is an annual celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped their communities. It bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.
Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) Board of Directors and Event Planning Committee.

The Empowering Hearts Gala presents the creative works of Santa Clarita Valley artists who create unique and inspiring art forms inspired by these real life stories.  It is SMOs hope that through sharing these powerful stories in word and art, these extraordinary women will impact and inspire others to rise above their own circumstances.

Empowering HeArts is SMO’s signature fundraising event. All proceeds from the event are used to support programs that empower single parents to effectively care for their families.

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SMOLogoParenting is too important a responsibility to bear alone, yet all too often single mothers and fathers are forced to do just that. With a mission to “empower single parents and their children by providing hope, support, and resources so that families can become self-sustaining and thrive,” Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) directly helps single parents find jobs, get educated, secure housing, stabilize their children’s emotional states, manage their finances, and help one another. Please visit http://www.singlemothersoutreach.org for more information.