Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Returns for a Day in Wonderland
By Cindy Dempski -
Monday Mar 14, 2022
Fashion, celebrities, auctions and star-studded runway will come together for an adventurous Day in Wonderland. On Sunday, April 24th at 10 a.m., Childhelp will host the 15th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show at the distinguished JW Marriot Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. Proceeds from the event will benefit Childhelp’s Arizona programs and services provided to abused and neglected children in Arizona through the Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona dedicated to Linda Pope (CCCAZ).
This year’s luncheon will feature a live and silent auction, as well as fun themed giveaways and a heartwarming fashion show featuring local families and celebrities. Children, teens and adults will strut the runway wearing the latest fashion trends courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue in Biltmore Fashion Park and local retailer Cheeky Chic Baby and Kids Boutique.
Event chairs Jennifer Archuleta and Jamie LeVine, in partnership with the “Founding Mother” of Childhelp Wings, Carol Hebets, bring their passion for philanthropy and love of fashion to create one of the Valley’s premier family-friendly events. This year’s theme is “A Day in Wonderland,” highlighting the childlike wonderment that features heavily in the classic tale Alice in Wonderland.
“At Childhelp, it’s our mission to heal both the bodies and minds of children so that they can live a life filled with adventure and reach for their hopes and dreams,” Childhelp National Board Member and Wings “Founding Member” Carol Hebets said. “Thanks to supporters like our fabulous chairs, event committee and volunteers, we are able to make their dreams a reality by stopping cycles of abuse and preventing the next generation of children from being lost in the shadows.”
During the event, Childhelp will honor three locals making a difference for Arizona children and families through their philanthropy and volunteerism. Carey Pauley will receive the 2022 Childhelp Helping Hand Award while Laurie and Bill Eckholm will be honored with the 2022 Childhelp Wings of an Angel Award.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Childhelp is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to helping abused, neglected and at-risk youth. In 2020, Childhelp served over 30,000 Arizona children and families through prevention, intervention and treatment programs such as Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe and the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.
The Childhelp Arizona Wings Chapter is made up of volunteers who help educate youth about issues surrounding child abuse and neglect through service projects and fundraisers. Originally created to celebrate the relationship between mother and daughter while instilling the value of serving others, it has now expanded to include family members including mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and children under the ages of 18. When it comes to changing lives for the love of a child, this Day in Wonderland will delight children of all ages!