Children of Shelters 12th annual Jingle and Mingle designer wreath auction and cocktail party attracted some 500 supporters and raised nearly $350,000 on December 5, 2013. The event featured 51 one-of-a-kind wreaths made from feathers, fabric, flowers, wood, metal and even toy soldiers. The locally designed wreath that received the highest bid this year, at $1,600, was designed by Ken Fulk and made of just the tips of antlers dipped in gold, encircling a magnifying glass.
Children of Shelters was founded in 1995 by Lois Pavlow and Summer Tompkins Walker, two women who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children living in San Francisco’s homeless shelters. Funds raised from Jingle and Mingle will help provide recreation and parks classes for more than 100 kids, summer camps for 200, academic scholarships for eight, and some 150 birthday celebrations.
Scenes from the 12th annual Jingle and Mingle, at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio:
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography