'Hey Look Me Over!' -- Alamo House of Fashion Presents Sport & Formal Wear For The Mature Woman at Luncheon to Support Youth Homes, Inc.

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Youth Homes Auxiliary, a non-profit group of nearly 200 dedicated volunteers who, through various activities, help to fund the care and raising of neglected and troubled youth at Youth Homes, Inc. facilities, announced it will hold its annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on May 19, 2007 at St. Paul's Church (1924 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek, California 94596, telephone: 925-934-2324). Fashions will be provided by House of Fashion (3221 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507, 925-837-6818). Tickets are $30 each, and include a catered luncheon from Simple Elegance (3180 Crow Canyon Place, Ste. 250, San Ramon, CA 94583, telephone: (925) 855-0557) with luncheon service beginning at 11:30am. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Ms. Lorna Martyn, President, Youth Homes Auxiliary at 925-938-4148.

We look forward to meeting, and greeting, people who have previously never attended this annual event. We ask them to join us to celebrate the work we do for the children in the care of Youth Homes.

Youth Homes Auxiliary, (http://www.youthhomes.org/yhauxiliary.html) ), a non-profit group of nearly 200 dedicated volunteers who, through various activities, help to fund the care and raising of neglected and troubled youth at Youth Homes, Inc. facilities, today announced it will hold its annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on May 19, 2007, at St. Paul's Church (1924 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek, California 94596, telephone: 925-934-2324). Fashions will be provided by House of Fashion (3221 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507, 925-837-6818). Tickets are $30 each, and include a catered luncheon from Simple Elegance (3180 Crow Canyon Place, Ste. 250, San Ramon, CA 94583, telephone: (925) 855-0557) with luncheon service beginning at 11:30am. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Ms. Lorna Martyn, President, Youth Homes Auxiliary at 925-938-4148 or email lmartyn @ netzero.com.

Youth Homes Auxiliary, in addition to the other fund raising programs offered by the Auxiliary, such as the sale of entertainment books and e-scrip, and the successful upscale thrift store, Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop (15-B Vivian Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523), holds several annual events. This Spring, Youth Homes Auxiliary selected St. Paul's Church as a new venue for the annual Fashion Show & Luncheon to attract more community-wide involvement. St. Paul's is central to Contra Costa County, and has easy freeway access and plenty of parking.

A long-term supporter of the annual Fashion Show & Luncheon, House of Fashion owner, Mary Jane Jossey, will present her store wares on local "models" including Youth Homes employees, friends of Youth Homes and Youth Homes Auxiliary members. Ms. Jossey has selected sport and formal wear, including designs by Torelli of Malibu, European sweaters, woolens from Scotland, Ribcoff from Canada, one-of-a-kind knits, Cyrus tops, Italian jeans and washable silk clothing for the show. House of Fashion is the oldest business in Alamo, CA, started in 1951 as a pioneer in hair goods, which continues to offers wigs for convenience, glamour or hair loss. In addition, House of Fashion sells hats, tie backs, turbans and accessories.

"The move of the Fashion Show & Luncheon to this new venue is exciting, and demonstrates the commitment by Youth Homes Auxiliary to include new members of our community," said Lorna Martyn, president of Youth Homes Auxiliary. "We look forward to meeting, and greeting, people who have previously never attended this annual event. We ask them to join us to celebrate the work we do for the children in the care of Youth Homes."     

"The long-term, ongoing support of the Youth Homes Auxiliary never ceases to amaze me," said Stuart McCullough, Executive Director of Youth Homes. "Youth Homes would not be what it is today, without the hard work, dedication and interest in producing events like the Fashion Show & Luncheon by this group of volunteers. Those who participate in the Auxiliary events raise money to provide Youth Homes with support we otherwise would not receive."

The money raised by Youth Homes Auxiliary directly supports the high quality residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents offered by Youth Homes.

About Youth Homes, Inc.
Youth Homes Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in operation for 40 years, providing California counties with high quality residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents. Current programs focus on providing residential treatment in Contra Costa County. The agency provides a safe and supportive environment for 30 boys and girls in five State-licensed facilities, 24-hours a day.

The organization was founded in Contra Costa in 1964, when a group of concerned citizens responded to articles in the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune which exposed Juvenile Halls overcrowding with children who could no longer remain in their homes, most often through no fault of their own.

For further information, to send donations and ask questions, please contact Youth Homes, Inc., 1291 Oakland Boulevard, P. O. Box 5759, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-1759, 925 933-2627, fax: 925 933-5824 or send email to help @ youthhomes.org.

About Youth Homes Auxiliary
Youth Homes Auxiliary is a group of over 150 volunteers that has served as the primary benefactor to Youth Homes for over 35 years, providing gifts and festive events for birthdays and holidays, to ensure that houses are equipped with all household necessities, and to donate funds for graduates to find apartments, home furnishings or provide academic scholarships. The Auxiliary consists of five chapters (Azalea, Camellia, Edelweiss, Fuchsia and Mimosa) with members located throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

The Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop sells donated clothing, furniture and other items, all for the benefit of the residents of Youth Homes. The Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop, an upscale thrift store, specializes in high quality small home appliances, jewelry and art. Donations are always welcome.

To find out more about the Auxiliary, to join as a member, volunteer or donate, call or stop by the Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop located at 15-B Vivian Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, call 925 798-5561 or email: yhaux @ youthhomes.org.

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