Louisville Residents Don Derby Hats and Heels to Stomp Out Poverty

  FedEx contractors volunteered their time over a weekend to help with the building and the painting of six homes in the El Doradito housing village outside the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras..
An award was given to April Porterfield (right) for Biggest Hat.
Photo by AE Photography l Amber Elder

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 24, 2013) – More than 150 Louisville residents dressed in Derby fashion to support Food For The Poor’s High Heels & Hats 1-mile stroll on April 20 at The Summit. Proceeds from the event will go toward programs that help alleviate poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Awards were given to Alisa Zanetti for the Highest Heels; April Porterfield for Biggest Hat; and Michael Parrish for Most Fabulous Guy in Heels. This year’s winners wore 6-inch high heels, and a 31-inch Derby hat.
Fundraising will continue through May 31. Prizes will be awarded to the top individual fundraiser and the top fundraising team.
Guests also had the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a MINI Cooper. The winning ticket will be pulled Thursday, May 16. To make a donation or view event photos, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org/highheels.

On behalf of Food For The Poor, High Heels & Hats was presented by The Summit and sponsored by Crush Boutique; DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse; Earth Fare; Martini Italian Bistro; Splendid Events, LLC; Starbucks; The DNR Group; Zos Kitchen; and media partners 94.7 FM WFIA and Louisville Magazine.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Jennifer Leigh Oates
Public Relations
(954) 427-2222 x 6054