Interface Children and Family Services will be hosting the eighth annual Hope and Light Community Benefit at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 18 under the stars at the Sherwood Country Club.
The event will feature over 250 philanthropic community members, business leaders and community partners who will come together to support Interface’s role in the safety and health of children, families, individuals and communities through comprehensive social services.
Returning for his sixth year as emcee, community benefactor Andrew Firestone, chairman of Stone-Park Capital, also known for his role in season three of “The Bachelor.”
The event will include a reception, silent auction, tequila tasting and music provided by the Music Department at Westlake High School, followed by a dinner program with fine dining by David’s Events, musical entertainment by Matt Mauser from “America’s Got Talent” and a live auction.
The Hope and Light Community Benefit, chaired by Lynn Garruto and Lisa Warren of Westlake Village, will highlight Interface services for individuals and families in Ventura County.
“Interface has been an essential resource in helping our local residents for almost 50 years. Children, families and our community have received continued support throughout this crisis through Interface’s programs, shelters and services, ”the organization said in a statement.
Proceeds from the event will support programs that protect at-risk community members from the trauma of child abuse, human trafficking and homelessness. Funds raised during the evening will also fund prevention and early intervention programs that strengthen families, help the public recognize potential signs of abuse, and prevent child abuse and relationship violence.
The event sells out every year.