Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2005
It was all play and no work for the stars of the Silicon Valley at the 19th Annual Silicon Valley Charity Ball, held April 30 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Jewels and Pinstripes provided 55 gift bags for the hard-working VIPs who attended the event benefiting several local charities including RotaCare Bay Area, Inc., Unity Care Group, Achieve Kids and the California Youth Symphony. Event co-chairs Donna Rubin and Lynne Meyer were thrilled with the success of the highly anticipated event, and thanked Jewels and Pinstripes for their participation. "As one of the premiere fundraising events in Northern California, many people give their time and energy to ensure the success of the Charity Ball," said Rubin. "The Jewels and Pinstripes gift bags were a perfect compilation of gifts, exactly what we were hoping to offer as a token of our great appreciation."
Thank you bags were presented to key sponsors and entertainers attending the event, including some of the biggest names in the world of computers. Avnet, SanDisk, Linear Technology, and Wells Fargo were a few of the companies that provided financial contributions, while Sergio Mendes kept everyone dancing throughout the evening's festivities.
Jewels and Pinstripe's founder, Julie Kenney, said the company was proud to be a part of the event, which does so much for so many people. "The Silicon Valley Charity Ball is a wonderfully well done event. A tremendous amount of energy and attention to detail goes into this production, and it really pays off for the wonderful organizations who benefit from the raised funds."
The highly coveted gift bags were presented in gorgeous handmade paper bags produced by MoonRock Paper Company (http://www.moonrockpaper.com). Inside each Cosmopolitan Dot Vogue bag, patrons discovered an array of gifts appropriate for the Silicon Valley empires they have built: A 25th Anniversary limited edition silver Post-It Note dispenser, designed by the makers of Ferrari, not available for sale, http://www.postit.com; Odd Cast, Character Driven Communications, gift certificate for a one year Gold Sitepal account ($509) http://www.oddcast.com, EnstromÂs Gourmet Toffee, two pounds of handmade gourmet almond toffee ($35) http://www.enstrom.com, Shari's Berries, gift certificate for one dozen chocolate covered strawberries ($80) http://www.berries.com, Amy Schwab Designs handbag ($75) http://www.amyschwabdesigns.com, VistaCare "Remember" wristband ($5), http://www.vistacare.com.
About the Silicon Valley Charity Ball Foundation
Founded in 1986 and based in San Jose, Calif., the Silicon Valley Charity Ball Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by bringing together business and nonprofits through fundraising efforts to support organizations that serve families with children, youth and senior citizens.
About Jewels and Pinstripes:
Founded in October of 2004, Jewels and Pinstripes is a premier designer of luxury gift bags, specializing in creating VIP thank-you bags for charity benefits. Inspired by the dedication of the organizations they work with, Jewels and Pinstripes regularly donates gift bags for auction, and has raised over $80,000 for events that include The Carousel of Hope, Muhammad AliÂs Celebrity Fight Night and Chris EvertÂs Pro-Celebrity Classic. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Matthew Perry, Faith Hill, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood top the long list of lucky Jewels and Pinstripe recipients. The gift bags and their extraordinary contents regularly attract the attention of leading media outlets including Extra, People.com, Us Weekly, Inc.com, and FoxNews. For more information about Jewels and Pinstripes, please visit our website at http://www.jewelsandpinstripes.com.
# # #