Monday, September 28, 2009

Stars Turn Out at Benefit for Orphans

Pretty Jordana Brewster, seen above, wore Top Shop to an event where all proceeds from the evening’s auction items (including a signed guitar and CD by John Mayer plus two tickets to his concert at the Beacon in Manhattan with a meet and greet afterward, two Seven-Night Resort Stay Certificates for Elite Islands Resorts) benefited Casa Hogar Sion orphanage.

Friends of El Faro, a dedicated group of actors, musicians, and friends aim to enhance the quality of life for Tijuana’s children all by providing simple necessities such as food, shelter, and basic schooling. Beginning in 2002, Adam Smith and his wife Leigh Kilton-Smith have been making regular trips to Tijuana, Mexico to spend the weekend and aide in upgrading the lives of the more than 100 children of the “Casa Hogar Sion” Orphanage. Following the righteous path of Mama Carmen and Papa Jorge Gonzales, who have dedicated their love, lives, and retirement fund to the cause, the Smiths’ objective is to further develop this dream.

In the past several years the orphanage has begun to flourish and now includes seven buildings, a computer lab, and full-time school for all the children. The Orphanage though is continuing to expand and remains committed to the children of Tijuana, Mexico.

Also attending the party, which was on 24 Sept. 2009, at Boulevard 3, were Molly Sims (the evening's hostess), Poppy Montgomery, Kim Porter, Sanaa Lathan, Dominik Garcia, Shannon Elizabeth, Rosa Blasi, Rebecca Budig, Amy Davidson, Rob Mayes, Bo Hopkins and special acoustic performances by Buddy, Holly Conlan and Jim Bianco.

At the cocktail reception, guests listened to live musical performances, dined on hors d’oeuvres and sipped on specialty cocktails.