Home Start to Hold Annual “Blue Ribbon Gala”

| April 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

Home Start, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and providing evidence-based family strengthening services, will be holding itsannualBlue Ribbon Gala from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at The US Grant Hotel, located at 326 Broadway in downtown San Diego. The year’s event will be a New Orleans-style jazz evening featuring powerful stories of lives changed, delicious food, music, dancing, and fun.

The Blue Ribbon Gala is San Diego’s premier fundraiser for child abuse prevention held in April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This event raises critical dollars for Home Start to serve our community’s most vulnerable children, families, and individuals.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Home Start’s critical services protect children and parents affected by tragedies including homelessness, domestic violence, hunger, abuse and trauma.

Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner, live jazz entertainment, inspiring stories from families served, and dancing once again to the sounds of local band Full Strength.There will be many chances to bid on unique travel packages and specialty items during the live and silent auctions.

The evening will especially highlight the impact Home Start has on our community each year through its 7 core programs. Last year, the organization served over 17,000 families in San Diego and surrounding counties.

“Home Start’s board of directors and I are incredibly grateful for the many individuals, businesses, and foundations who support our most important fundraiser of the year,” Laura Tancredi-Baese, Home Start chief executive officer, said. “These critical funds will be transformed into life-changing services to help vulnerable local children, families, and individuals have brighter futures.”

To purchase tickets, visit https://home-start.org/gala/

Home Start Peer Counselor, Victoria Gonzalez (left) and Home Start CEO Laura Tancredi-Baese, LCSW, are shown at a previous fundraising event.


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