| Dec 17, 2013 |
Designers create elaborate wreaths, raise more than 80K
Boh staff
By Staff

Windsor Smith, Elizabeth Dinkel, David Phoenix, Michael Berman, Madeline Stuart and Trina Turk were among the designers to create wreaths for the Children’s Action Network’s 6th annual “Winter Wonderful”event, each of which were sold at prices close to $1,000.

Wreath design by Coryne Lovick

Wreath design by David Phoenix

Wreath design by Dan Zelen

The event, which raised more than $80,000 for the charity, was attended by celebrity guests including Virginia Madsen, Lilakoi Moon, Nia Vardalos, Shiva Rose, Carol Biondi, Cristan Reilly (Kevin Reilly from Fox's spouse and a producer), Lucy Dahl (Roald Dahl's daughter and a writer), Shannon Rotenberg (runs Matthew McConaughey's foundation), Joe Davidson, Homeira Goldstein, Lu Parker and Sydney Holland.

Nia Valardos and Ian Gomez

Andrea Putman, Christine Thompson and Isla Schmidt

Shiva Rose and Lilakoi Moon

"It was a fun night filled with compassion, crafts and cookies—simple things all children deserve but not all children receive,” said actress Nia Vardalos. “During the holidays the Children’s Action Network makes sure the children living in foster care are not forgotten. At their fund raising parties like this one, money is raised, so gifts are purchased for kids. And with the Heart Gallery on display, more people find out about the 500,000 kids living in American Foster Care. I love the events put together by Jennifer Perry and the nice people at the Children’s Action Network, because the holidays are about giving—and cookies."

Wreath designs by Loralie Orr, Gail Rotstein and Elizabeth Dinkel

The Children’s Action Network harnesses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues, and is currently dedicated to finding homes for the more than 107,000 children in the United States who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 500,000 children in foster care.

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