Southfield, MI, August 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- On Thursday, July 19th, Park West Gallery co-sponsored the Nordstrom Network’s 11th annual Happy Hour to benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Back-to-School Drive. The event was attended by over 120 people, and featured a live Art and Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction.
Park West Gallery donated artwork for the auction and Park West Executive Vice President Stoney Goldstein was the guest auctioneer. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to purchase back-to-school supplies.
“The artwork provided by Park West for the live auction was higher end than the items we typically receive,” said Sylvia Rosenwasser, Director of Development for Children’s Home Society of Florida. “Stoney was a blessing. His high energy and professional manner as an auctioneer, as well as his artistic ability in displaying the art helped kick our fundraising efforts over the top!”
“The combination of generous supporters, fantastic artwork, and an amazing cause like Children’s Home Society made this an exceptional evening,” said Mr. Goldstein. “And I have to admit, the bachelor and bachelorette auction was a lot of fun. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get invited to a wedding.”
The event also honored long time Children’s Home Society supporter Todd Nordstrom with a special award of recognition. Rosenwasser presented the award to Nordstrom on behalf of CHS, with the inscription “Our eternal thanks for your 11 years of dedication to our children.”
About Children’s Home Society of Florida
The Children’s Home Society (CHS) of Florida was founded in 1902 and is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit, nonsectarian provider of services to children and families. CHS provides a wide range of social services such as: adoption assistance; foster care; a special needs daycare; a family visitation center; group homes and emergency shelters that offer temporary residential care for many young children and teenagers. The majority of these children are abused, neglected and/or abandoned, those with health impairments such as HIV/AIDS and at risk children and their families. CHS assists more than 2,500 children and families each month. For more information please call 305-755-6500 or visit www.chsfl.org.
About Park West Gallery
Founded in 1969, Park West Gallery offers works of art through its galleries in Michigan and Florida, at art auction events across the country, and on cruise ships internationally. In 2006 Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie formed the Park West Foundation® to provide assistance to children in need of family support. Park West is committed to helping people in need and benefiting organizations that are making a difference locally, regionally and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.parkwestgallery.com
About the Nordstrom Network
Licensed with Keller Williams, the Nordstrom Network is a team of realtors serving Greater Miami and Miami Beach exclusively by referral. Founded in 1995, and with a mission to build its client base solely through word-of-mouth and solid relationships, the Nordstrom Network is devoted to serving its clients needs before, during, and after every real estate transaction.