Last Saturday, the Wonderful Aviation hangar was transformed into a beautiful space for our annual Best of Bakersfield gala. The evening was spent reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones all in support of Global Family & the Daughter Project. Many thanks to our sponsors, Dignity Health, Advanced Distribution, Varner Bros., San Joaquin Community Hospital, Blackhole Technologies, PLCs Plus, LeBeau-Thelen, and Ira and Carole Cohen/UBS and to Wonderful Aviation, ICL (Innovative Concert Lighting), Pacific West Sound, Daou Winery, Imbibe and Lady DJ for their generous donations in creating such an amazing event. 

We are pleased to announce that, to date, we raised over $175,000… and still counting! We featured the local effort including girls’ clubs in 4 communities of Bakersfield and the shelter under construction due to be complete shortly. The shelter for minor girls here in Kern County will have over 5000 square feet of space, brand new fire and alarm systems, a creative arts room and state of the art tele-med capabilities for confidential services. Girls at risk may check themselves in to this 24 hour facility where our team will be ready to care for them. 

We also challenged guests to participate in Protecting Innocence by supporting the Daughter Project for $29/month. If you would like to join those who made this commitment, please let us know! You can view the story of Rita on our homepage to see just what $29/month can do.