CHILDREN MENDING HEARTS’ 9TH ANNUAL EMPATHY ROCKS FUNDRAISER
JUNE 11 IN LOS ANGELES
WHAT: Celebrities and philanthropists will gather in support of empathy on Sunday, June 11, at the 9th annual Empathy Rocks fundraising event for Children Mending Hearts (CMH), an arts education charity founded by filmmakers Lysa and Grant Heslov.
Focused on family fun, Empathy Rocks 2017 is destined to embrace everyone’s inner-child through its interactive play experiences, carnival-inspired sweet treats, top-notch entertainment, luxurious gifting, pop-up boutiques, ultra-uber glam lounge, go-to spa area and educational hands-on empathy activity stations. The event will also honor celebrities who have helped inspire dialogue and raise awareness of social inequality.
Proceeds from the event benefit CMH’s educational arts program which provides creative opportunities to economically disadvantaged children throughout Los Angeles to help inspire empathy, compassion and social change
WHO: Holland Roden
Honorees and additional attendees forthcoming
WHEN: Sunday, June 11, 2017
WHERE: Walton-Laurie Estate
Bel Air, CA
About Children Mending Hearts
Children Mending Hearts (CMH) was founded by filmmakers Lysa and Grant Heslov to empower economically disadvantaged children through art education programs that inspire empathy and global citizenry. Since 2008 CMH has provided free art education programs to thousands of at-risk students in various schools throughout Los Angeles County as well as community organizations including the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Community in Schools, After School Allstars and Girl Scouts of America.
CMH introduces students to countries impacted by war, political unrest, natural disaster or economic instability to help them understand the effects of prolonged conflict on children. Students utilize various art modalities, such as fine art or photography, to create original works of art that reflect their understanding and connection to children from different communities facing serious circumstances.
By learning about children their age who live in other countries, and being given the tools to express themselves artistically, CMH students learn to think about themselves, their values and how to tap into their empathy to inspire positive change in their community and the world.