The Wender Weis Foundation for Children and Classic Kids Burlingame are partnering to ROCK YOUR TUTU. Between May 15 – June 15, the Wender Weis Foundation for Children will be the recipient of mini tutu shoots. All ages of girls (babies to teenagers) are welcome to participate by coming dressed in their tutus. Boys can join in as well in their superhero or well-dressed attire. Mini photo shoot is only $125. Extra subjects $35 each. 100% of the session fee goes to the Wender Weis Foundation for Children! WWFC is committed to encouraging and assisting at-risk, underserved children throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Call or e-mail to book:
We are excited to report that Jeremy Affeldt, of the World Champion San Francisco Giants, twill be attending Holiday Heroes, with his wife, Larisa, and be one of our Honorary Celebrity Chairs. We thank Jeremy as well as Sam Cronin, & Matt Giordano & Jonny Moseley for their continuing support. Check back soon, as we will be sharing our San Francisco 49er chair's name.
We are thrilled to announce the return of Holiday Heroes to AT&T Park on Monday, December 3! Joining us this year as Celebrity Chairs are Laura & Matt Giordano of the Raiders, Malia & Jonny Moseley of US Olympian fame, and Samantha & Sam Cronin, from the SJ Earthquakes. We will also be having other athletes named as Celebrity Chairs, so please check back for updates. As we have in the past, we will again be hosting the attendance of over 200 at-risk children from our benefiting organizations. Tickets are available for this fun-filled family event here. We can't wait to see you again later this year!
In 2011, we will not be producing a Heroes event. Instead, we invite you to warm the hearts of at-risk children during the holiday season by attending an adults-only cocktail party, Holiday Heartwarmers. This event will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at The Penthouse Suite at The Fairmont San Francisco. With every dollar raised through Holiday Heartwarmers, an at-risk children will be able to participate in a holiday party or experience in 2011. 100% of your donation will go towards sponsoring underprivileged children's attendance at these holiday events. Party beneficiaries include 49ers Academy, Junior Giants Baseball Program, Raphael House, Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco, and San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. For more information about how you can become a Holiday Heartwarmer, please click here.
We also plan to have a small silent auction in conjunction with Holiday Heartwarmers. Please contact us if you would like to be a silent auction heartwarmer: email@example.com.
Check back in 2012 for information about Holiday Heroes 2012. Thank you SO much for all of your support of the Wender Weis Foundation for Children!
We are thrilled to announce that both Andres Torres and Sergio Romo, from the World Champion San Francisco Giants, will be attending Holiday Heroes on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at AT&T Park. They will be joining Kristi Yamaguchi, Bret Hedican, Brandi Chastain, Josh Morgan, Barry Sims, Jarrod Cooper, Ryan Johnson, Cheryl Jennings and MANY more!!!! A limited number of tickets are still available! Buy Tickets
For our 13th year of fundraising, we are thrilled to announce the Bay Area debut of a well-loved WWFC Chicago event — Holiday Heroes. We will be taking over the fabulous Golden Gate Club, in the Presidio in San Francisco and turning it into a holiday wonderland for kids of all ages. We will also be sponsoring 200 underprivileged children and their families at our magical, fun-filled evening. Please check our Holiday Heroes section of our website for more news and updates. And, please look for Halloween Heroes to return in future years. It will not be held in 2009. Thank you for all of your continuing support!
For our 12th year, we are so excited to tell you about our partial list of Honorary Chairs for Halloween Heroes 2008. For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to welcome back Nnamdi Asomugha (Oakland Raiders) and Justin Fargas (Oakland Raiders). They will be joined by new Honorary Chairperson, John Bowie (Oakland Raiders). And, we will be announcing a couple of other chairs in the near future. Stay tuned ...
To help kick off our 11th year, we are thrilled to announce our partial list of Honorary Chairs for Halloween Heroes 2007. For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to welcome back Nnamdi Asomugha (Oakland Raiders) and Brandi Chastain (US Olympian). They will be joined by new Honorary Chairperson, Justin Fargas (Oakland Raiders). And, we will be announcing a couple of other chairs in the near future.
We are happy to announce that Kevin Frandsen (San Francisco Giants) and Mark Sweeney (San Francisco Giants) will join us as Honorary Chairs, along with Nnamdi Asomugha (Oakland Raiders), Brandi Chastain (US Olympian) and Eric Johnson (San Francisco 49ers).
To celebrate the 10th year of Halloween Heroes, we are thrilled to announce that we have selected a new location for the ultimate trick or treat party. It is the Exploratorium. We are so excited!! With Honorary Chairs, Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders, Brandi Chastain, US Olympian, and Eric Johnson, SF 49ers, plus more to follow, we know that the 10th annual Halloween Heroes will be the best one ever! Lori Puccinelli Stern and Peter Stern will also be returning as Chairpersons of Halloween Heroes. And for the 2006 event, we will be raising funds and awareness for the Junior Giants Baseball Program, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, and the Exploratorium Children's Educational Outreach Program. Thank you all for your continuing support!
Halloween Heroes is on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at the San Francisco Zoo. We will be raising funds and awareness for the Giants Community Fund. Check our Celebrity Heroes page for an updated listing of our Honorary Chairs and Celebrity Heroes.
Our 2005 Honorary Chairs are Courtney Anderson (Oakland Raiders), Noah Lowry (San Francisco Giants), Brandi Chastain (US Olympian), and Brian Ching (San Jose Earthquakes, US Men’s National Team). They will be joined by Chairpersons Lori Puccinelli Stern, Peter Stern, and their baby Bailey Patricia Stern. Also, Honorary Chairpersons 2004, Nnamadi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders and Eric Johnson, San Francisco 49ers will be a part of Halloween Heroes 2005. Additional confirmed Celebrity Heroes include San Francisco Giant, Tyler Walker, San Francisco 49ers, Kevan Barlow and Jeremy Newberry, and Oakland Raiders Grant Irons, JP Foschi and Jonnie Morant. Please click here to see a list of our confirmed Celebrity Heroes. As always, please note that scheduled appearances are subject to change.
Dear Wender Weis Foundation for Children and Halloween Heroes supporters –
Thank you for all of your amazing support of the Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC) over the years. We would not be where we are today without people like you!
In light of the recent tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, we at WWFC would like to do something to make a difference in the lives of kids in the South.
We are asking for your assistance as well. If you purchase your ticket to Halloween Heroes between September 1 and September 15, we will do one of two things:
If you have already made a donation to Halloween Heroes and would like a portion of your contribution to aid children in the South, please let us know this by October 25, and we will take a portion of your donation and donate it to the American Red Cross on your behalf.
In situations like these, there are no words to describe the devastation and loss. But, this is one way that we can all come together to try to reach out and provide some support.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Thank you again for all of your amazing support over the years, and we do hope you will continue to be a part of WWFC and our incredible event, Halloween Heroes. This year's event promises to be the best one ever!
With warmest regards,
In July 2005, we will be partnering with Hands on Bay Area for our third annual picnic, where children and their families, who reside in Peninsula battered women's shelters, will have the opportunity to experience a fun outdoor play experience at a local park. This will be a chance for them to feel like they have no problems or worries and just have fun at an outdoor picnic designed especially for them.
In December 2005, we will hold our 10th annual holiday party, where over 200 adults and kids, from local battered women's shelters, will be able to have a once-in-a-lifetime, magical holiday experience. For many of these families, it will be their only holiday celebration. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Hands on Bay Area to bring these opportunity to those who otherwise would not be able to have it.
Also, we are thrilled to announce our new Foundation program called The Big Bear Project. We have begun a partnership with a few Bay Area battered women's shelters to ensure that children who reside in the shelter have access to new stuffed animals. We are also raising money so that children from the shelters can make their own special teddy bear at the Basic Brown Bear Factory. Please check out our site over the next few weeks for more information about our new program...and ways that you can participate.
In 2005, we will not be holding Holiday Heroes.