Wilmer Valderrama Hosts Kids In Need Of Defense (KIND) Benefit At BOLON In LA
KIND Los Angeles, an exclusive cocktail reception benefitting Kids In Need Of Defense (KIND), was hosted by Wilmer Valderrama at the new BOLON Los Angeles showroom and historic Helms Design Center in Culver City on Saturday, August 4.
KIND Los Angeles introduced the LA entertainment, design and philanthropic communities to KIND. The event highlighted KIND's work protecting and defending immigrant children suffering in detention centers during the current border crisis. KIND provides high quality pro bono legal representation to immigrant children separated from their parents and helps to reunite children with their parents and families.
Presented by BOLON and BOOM Events, the cocktail party was hosted by actor and activist Wilmer Valderrama who participated in a special presentation with KIND President Wendy Young; Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sonia Nazario; and Alejandra Valdez, a teenage former KIND client originally from El Salvador. Guests enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere of BOLON's spectacular new Los Angeles showroom while learning about KIND and how they are addressing the family separation crisis.
Among the notable guests in attendance were Zuri Adele (Freeform's upcoming "Good Trouble"), Lana Condor (Netflix's upcoming "To All The Boys I've Loved Before"), Bryan Craig (ABC's upcoming "Grand Hotel"), Elle McLemore (upcoming film "American Dresser"), Sonia Nazario (Pulitzer Prize winner), Goya Robles ("Get Shorty"), Adam Rodriguez ("Criminal Minds"), Gabrielle Ruiz ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), Alicia Sanz ("From Dusk Till Dawn"), Pallavi Sastry ("Blue Bloods"), Azie Tesfai ("Jane The Virgin"), Diego Tinoco ("On My Block"), Alejandra Valdez (former KIND client), Lincoln Younes (ABC's upcoming "Grand Hotel"), Wendy Young (KIND President), Zeeko Zaki (CBS's upcoming "F.B.I.") and more.
KIND LOS ANGELES was generously sponsored by BOLON, BOOM events, Helms Design Center, Michael Hollingsworth Catering, Stanley's Wet Goods and HINT Waters.
KIND was founded by the Microsoft Corporation and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, and is the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone. We do this in partnership with nearly 550 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations. KIND has served nearly 17,000 children since 2009, and trained almost 28,000 private sector attorneys to provide children with high quality representation in their deportation proceedings. KIND promotes the protection of children in countries of origin and transit and works to address the root causes of child migration from Central America. We also help children who are returning to Central America do so safely and provide reintegration support. In addition, KIND advocates to change law, policy, and practice to improve the protection of unaccompanied children in the United States by educating policymakers, the media, and the broader public about the violence that is driving children out of Central America and their right to fairly access the U.S. immigration system.
Bolon (est. 1949) - A third-generation family-owned Swedish design company and the creator of woven vinyl flooring, Bolon offers products that are trendsetting, with a distinct focus on innovation, quality, and sustainability. Bolon designs deliver the beauty of a woven textile with the benefits of resilient flooring - long life cycles and ease in installation and maintenance. Bolon's portfolio encompasses an infinite range of design possibilities, suitable for all commercial applications: indoor and controlled outdoor flooring, wall-coverings and area rugs. Headquartered and manufactured in Ulricehamn, a town in the heart of West Sweden's textile region, Bolon continues to be the world's leader in woven vinyl textiles and is globally represented and distributed through sales partnerships that ensure consistent and reliable product deliveries. Bolon is exclusively represented in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean by Bolon North America | MI Studios, with offices and showrooms in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. bolon.com