2019 Diablo magazine faces

Old Hollywood glam met giving back at this special event from Party In-Kindness. With the mission of raising funds for the Katie Nues Foundation for Katie’s Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland—which aids patients and their families affected by Rett Syndrome—guests heard from heartwarming speakers and danced to tunes from DJ Lance Callanta.

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August 2018 Diablo magazine faces

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Alamo-based nonprofit Party In-Kindness (PIK) hosted its yearly fundraising event at 1515 Restaurant and Lounge in Walnut Creek, where attendees noshed on appetizers, listened to DJ beats, played games, and sipped cocktails and wine. A portion of the proceeds benefited Rooms of Hope, which creates dream spaces for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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2017 Redwood Empire Food Bank


Meet Melissa Smith and Shani Hall, the founders of Party In-kindness in Alamo. These two community leaders rallied their neighbors to support the Redwood Empire Food Bank's fire-relief work throughout #SonomaCounty. Melissa and Shani's campaign resulted in today's donation of $1,500 and a full truck-load of food! Thank you Melissa and Shani for your generous support of the #REFB and local families experiencing hunger.

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2017 DiabLo Magazine Threads of Hope Nominee


Threads of Hope is Diablo magazine's celebration of outstanding community volunteers. Each year, individuals and organizations nominate volunteers of all ages who provide vital services in a variety of fields including the arts, youth, children and families, education, health, the environment, athletics, and more. Then a team of judges selects a handful of exceptional nominees to be featured in the December issue of Diablo magazine and honored at our Threads of Hope Awards Ceremony.

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2017 East Bay Times

“We raised $18,000 for charity, which we will be putting towards 325 backpacks filled with school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, scissors, erasers, rulers, folders, markers, crayons and colored pencils,” said Smith, who added that they also made birthday boxes, which include party hats, plates, a table cloth, cups, a cake, frosting and candles. “The recipients of this year’s items are Monument Crisis Center and Shelter Inc. The funds raised at the event will also help Party In-Kindness continue our mission of helping those in need,” added Smith.

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2016 East bay Times

Party-In-Kindness co-founders Melissa Smith and Shani Hall, said the fabulous evening had more than 100 guests in attendance and raised $11,745, which will help children in need in the community. The successful event means that Party-In-Kindness has been able to touch hundreds of children’s lives in the form of camp bags filled with camping supplies donated to STAND! for Families Free of Violence, birthday bags donated to children supported by Monument Crisis Center so they can celebrate their birthdays and backpacks filled with school supplies donated to SHELTER Inc.

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2016 Diablo Magazine Threads of Hope Nominee

The annual Threads Of Hope ceremony brings together more than 500 community and business leaders to recognize the accomplishments of the volunteers who selflessly give their time to help others, and in doing so, strengthen the fabric of our East Bay communities

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