The Lucky Chic team was excited to attend the attended the Happy Hearts Fund 1 Night / 1 School Fundraiser on April 17th, 2012. Held at the fabulous PH - D Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown in New York, the event focused on raising money to rebuild the TK Pertiwi 11 Kindergarten in Indonesia that was destroyed by an earthquake on May 27, 2006.
Happy Hearts Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters during the period after emergency response is complete.
After her devastating experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Petra Nemcova returned to Thailand to find herself most affected by the children without homes or parents and not getting any help five months after the disaster. Thus, she created the Happy Hearts Fund, dedicated to bringing hope to the forgotten children. Lead by a dedicated team including Petra’s sister Olga Nemcova, HHF works around the globe in nine countries and has rebuilt 57 schools and kindergartens to date.
Attendees included the gorgeous Ms. Nemcova herself, along with celebrities such as hotelier Virkam Chatwal and the iconic photographers Mick Rock and Marc Baptiste. Entertainment was brought to us courtesy of songwriter Danielle Parente (pictured below) and DJ Mel DeBarge.
Lucky Chic was proud to be part of the silent auction, check out our donation!
Without a doubt the best part of the evening was hearing Petra’s heartfelt words of gratitude for all the donations and how the money raised would make a tremendous difference to the lives of the Indonesian children.
Learn more about Happy Hearts Fund and how you can help rebuild schools around the globe at: