People Working Cooperatively plans final Hometown Hollywood Gala

Throughout the past 18 years, People Working Cooperatively has raised $1.7 million in funding through its Hometown Hollywood Gala, which benefits the nonprofit’s Modifications for Mobility program. 

This year, however, marks the final year for the Gala, as something new is in store for 2017. 

“While we are a little sad about this being the final Hometown Hollywood, we’re equally excited that this Hometown Hollywood will be unlike any other and will give guests a brief glimpse of what we have in store for our exciting new event and format for 2017,” PWC Vice President Chris Owens says.

“Back to Black and White” is the theme of this year’s Gala on Feb. 28, which will take attendees to “old-world Hollywood” as they dress up for their red carpet entrance, eat, drink, mingle, enjoy live entertainment and silent auctions and watch a live stream of the Oscars telecast. 

Most importantly, however, guests will learn more about the event’s beneficiaries — elderly individuals, individuals with disabilities and those who are low income — who are able to remain in their homes as a result of much-needed renovations and repairs offered through the Modifications for Mobility program.

“Each year we look forward to this event as a chance to spend time with our supporters, colleagues and friends,” Owens says, “but we also look forward to sharing the stories of our clients with attendees. That’s the real reason that we’re all gathered together, and we can’t wait for this year’s event.”

Do Good: 

• Find out if you are eligible for Modifications for Mobility.

• Support Modifications for Mobility by attending Hometown Hollywood 5:30 p.m.-midnight Feb. 28 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel downtown.  

Volunteer at the final Hometown Hollywood Gala.

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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