Mini Maven, Minis, Moms, Dads and young Hollywood’s philanthropic stars gathered together once again for #EmpathyRocks, the annual fundraiser celebrating Children Mending Hearts non profit organization. Marking their 10 Year anniversary, Founder Lisa Heslov continues to inspire future generations teaching empathy, compassion, and to “be kind” through the power of artistic expression. With a focus on Anti Bullying and Intolerance. This year’s honorees were Storm Reid from ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ ( “Hero of the Future” award), Camila Mendes (“Spotlight Hero” award) , Madelaine Petsch (“Hero of Imagine” award) from ‘Riverdale’, Jane Buckingham, founder and CEO of Trendera (“Hero of the Ages” award), and Co-Founder of the Born This Way Foundation Cynthia Germonotta (“Global Change maker” award) presented by Lady Gaga.
Mini Maven was honored to return for another year with our very own red carpet hosted by Rosie G for some meaningful interviews followed by some photos with Mini Maven Photo bus! Guests Lady Gaga, Emma, Mila & Kaitlin Stauffer, Hart Denton, Gregg Sulkin, Candice King, Maddie Ziegler, Holland Roden, and Pia Mia, and a vast A-list of supporters mingled and enjoyed this very special afternoon. Small bites were provided by Vintage Grocers with complimentary drinks from Casamigos and Laurent-Perrier Champagne. For the mini’s there were fresh flower crowns, glitter henna tattoos, manis, pedis, massages, dreamy tee pee type tents by Wondertent Parties, and of course, an interactive bubble station!
This moving afternoon left our hearts filled with empathy, compassion and the utmost respect for all these young and passionate honorees to share their stories and their intentions to spread the word and make a greater impact globally! It is organizations like CMH that are aligned with our philanthropic pillars. We believe putting an end to bullying is a must and we are along for the ride!!
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