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Giving Inspiration – Happy Hearts Fund “1 Night/1 School”

Supermodel Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) hosted a “1 Night/1 School” charity event in conjunction with the Helping Hearts Council (HHC) this past Tuesday. Set atop the rooftop lounge PH-D of Dream Downtown hotel in the famed Meatpacking District, New Yorkers gathered to raise funds for the Tk Pertiwi 11 Kindergarten School.

Forgotten since the help of first responders during a May 2006 earthquake in Indonesia, the school and community have been in desperate need of renewed hope and assistance. Together, HHF and HHC work to implement sustainable practices that ensure lasting impact. The “1 Night/1 School” event and auction proceeds will help rebuild the school, thereby providing the affected community with a sense of relief and normalcy.

“We are all very proud—it was the best one yet,” council member Olga Nemcova tells us of the event, adding that exposure of the HHF mission was key, “it [was] very nice to see the growth.”

Here at ViX, giving back is central to our Giving Inspiration campaign. Designer Paula Hermanny has always had a special place in her heart for children and truly identifies with mission statements like HHF’s. Please visit the Happy Hearts Fund to learn more ways to make a difference and don’t forget to take a look at pictures of the night’s success, below.

Images courtesy of the Helping Hearts Council.

1 Night 1 School Petra Nemcova Happy Hearts Fund Dream Hotel
HHF Founder and Chairwoman, Petra Nemcova, at the podium with Kim McCall (left) and Alexandra Tavel (center).

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Helping Hearts Council members, from left to right: Noel Thompson, Alexandra Tavel, Aaron Marks and Olga Nemcova.

Happy Hearts Fund Helping Hearts Council at PH-D Dream
Helping Hearts Council member Cindy Lawrence with Trey Shelton (left) and Russell Kelly (right).

HFF NYC Danielle Parente Performing Artist
Danielle Parente performing at the 1 Nigh/1 School event.

HHF NYC Traditional Indonesian Dance
Attendees were treated to a traditional Indonesian dance performance.

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Philanthropic New Yorkers gathered at the posh PH-D Dream Downtown in support of the Happy Hearts Fund.