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Actress Tamara Tunie was the Honorary Chair of Hearts of Gold's twelfth fashion show gala, Glitz & Glam, their annual autumn fund raising event “where dazzling models light up the runway in the season’s most eye-catching designs from around the world.”

Hearts of Gold (HoG) supports shelters in the New York City area that provide services to homeless mothers and their children. Proceeds of this event will benefit three NYC shelters that are currently housing 128 families.

Although the financial support goes towards the individual shelters’ needs, HoG’s aim is to get these women living independently. To this end, once families move out of the shelters, HoG continues to support those in need through the critical phase of regaining some stability and control of their lives – self-empowerment is key. Since the causes of homelessness often stem from domestic violence, a lack of basic life skills and joblessness due to a lack of education, HoG strives to address these issues.

The fashion show and auctions at the event raised over $350,000 last year and were expected to exceed that last week.

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