Opportunity to Participate: Celebrity Fundraiser

I am so excited to be on the committee of this fabulous fundraiser.  My role is organizing silent auction donations for an upcoming celebrity fundraiser for the Covenant House.  I actually volunteered for this role because  know I have many followers that would want to both donate and get their product in the hands of some of LA’s elite and celebs.  First I will give you some information on the Covenant House and the event and at the bottom of this post is the information on how to donate.

On the evening of Sunday, May 20th, a VIP fashion event is being held to support The Covenant House of California Teen Shelter.  The Covenant Houses are located in urban regions throughout the globe. California Covenant House located in Hollywood, is one of the most impressive in their success with pulling teens off the streets and helping them to create new lives for themselves.  Oprah just produced a piece featuring our LA Covenant House in Hollywood and its renowned heart and spiritual guide, Sister Margaret. She is an outstanding nun who ministers to youth through the Covenant House’s outstanding mission. The California Covenant House was founded in 1988 and has brought hope to over 100,000 teens. The Covenant House Organization as a whole has performed miracles in restoring the lives of youth throughout the world since it’s founding in early 1970s.

Event Hostess – Gordana Gelhausen Project Runway Star

Gordana has offered her beautiful new boutique in Santa Monica as the venue for the “Night of Fashion”.  Her boutique is designed with a runway and large projector screen to showcase both the live models, photographs and film of the designers being showcased.  Gordana has extended the invitation to participate in this event to her Project Runway co-stars and is looking forward to their participation.  Gordana, is renowned for her generous heart and positive spirit, she has participated in Project Ethos helping to develop young up and coming fashion designers.  In addition, Gordana has participated in many philanthropic community and charitable events since first appearing on Project Runway.

There will be beautiful celebrity MC’s through the course of the evening presenting for the selected designers.  The ladies planning to participate are award winning actresses who are loved for their great hearts and philanthropic activities and great sense of fashion!

Romi Dames

Dynamic and adorable, Romi is currently a starring voice in the hit Nickelodeon series “Winx Club”.  Romi starred on Hannah Montana and Bill Nye the Science Guy.  She is a regional Emmy nominee for her work in an award winning sketch comedy show for kids, “Watch This”.  Romi is a great philanthropist and her many activities include being a celebrity spokesperson for the Covenant House in LA, several Autistic charities including being the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Spirit Ranch auction each year.  She has participated in national fundraisers for The Special Olympics and AIDS charities (She, Kate Linder, Joell and I all had the pleasure of doing the AIDs Walk in LA together a couple years ago!). Romi has been a celebrity reader for “Read Across America” and has given generously of her time for years to “The Let Them Play” organization which provides sports scholarships and equipment for underprivileged youth.

Kate Linder

Beautiful Kate was selected for a Star on the Walk of Fame and is one of the most enduring and beloved actresses of Daytime television, a star of “Young and the Restless” for 30 years. Kate, was elected to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as an Emmy Governor and is a renowned philanthropist. She was active with the USO, visiting troops in the US, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Korea and Guantanamo Bay.  Kate also served as the national celebrity spokesperson for The ALS Association (ALS commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and is active in several AIDS charities and the Los Angeles Mission.

Event Co-Hostess Joell Posey

Spokesmodel for i.CTZN, Joell started modeling for Ford at the age of 5. In addition she has modeled for Gordana Gelhausen Goga and the OC Fashion Association. Joell has been a Cover Girl several times and appeared in national campaigns for Macy’s, Nordstroms, Bayliner Boats, Hewlett Packard, Talbots, Sears, and was featured as Purina Puppy Chows Cover Girl for the last 7 years. She appeared in fashion publications for Vogue and Cosmo Girl. Joell is currently co-producing a fashion reality series and pilot project with her girl’s recording group, Apple Pie Society.. Joell has been involved in philanthropic activities including “Let Them Play”, Amnesty International, “Read Across America” campaign, and  “Champions Against Bullying”.

There is also a surprise celeb host to be announced.

I, Katie of kangacoo designs, am excited to be dressing 2 little celeb models for the runway portion of the event.  The clothes modeled for the runway portion will be auctioned off for charity.  I will be dressing:

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons of Modern Family.  Aubrey is the youngest actress to ever be nominated for and win a Golden Globe.  She also has a BAFTA award under her belt at the age of 4.  I  had the opportunity to dress Aubrey for both of her awards events on the red carpet.

Piper Reese has been the planet’s youngest entertainment reporter, red carpet interviewer and podcaster since launching the show in 2008 at only 7 years old!  She has interviewed everyone from Taylor Swift to Tom Hanks.  Piper’s got a natural gift for gab.  When it comes to reporting, staying on script is just not her style.  Piper picks the topics…TeamPiper does the background work.

Piper’s Picks TV has covered red carpet and events such as Variety’s “Power of Youth” charity event, Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s “A Time for Heroes”, Kids Helping Kids: Project Haiti, the Young Artist Awards and The Palm Beach International Film Festival!  Piper has also MC’d events such as Palm Beach County’s Friends of Severely Abused Children event.

Piper Reese is the high-energy Kid Entertainment Reporter who hosts the podcast. www.Youtube.com/PipersPicksTV www.PipersPicks.TV www.PiperReese.com/ www.youtube.com/PipersPicksTV www.Twitter.com/PipersPicksTV

Fred Sweet, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival Director is an event sponsor.

The OC Fashion Association will also be sponsoring.

A special thank you to Carlyne Grager of Dramatic Artists Agency for her work in organizing the event.


I hope you’ll plan to participate and join us in supporting this great and prestigious cause with a donation of your products!  You will receive special credit in our evening program and in selected promotional materials for the event!  Your product will be included in a silent auction or in grab bags for VIP attendees, this is an invite only event.  You can send as many items as you wish to donate.  We ask your donation is at a value of at least $40 and that it arrives no later than May 15th.  Please be sure to include business cards with every item you donate to be included with your donation.   If you plan to donate I need the following:


Email a photo of your product(s) along with your company name, your website and Facebook links, and product(s) value. katie@kangacoo.com

Then mail donation no later than 5/12/2012


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