Irish Hearts Gala Takes On New Form In 2020 you have any plans this weekend?

These are the words I feel like we’ve ALL been waiting to hear for so long, and this weekend I mean it when I say I want you to get dressed up and do something FUN with me!

Truthfully, it’s been difficult watching so many amazing events be postponed or cancelled. Lucky for us, one foundation found a way to both keep its patrons safe AND keep the party going! The Irish Hearts 11th Annual Benefit Gala has moved to a virtual celebration where you can pour yourself a cup of Irish Tea (or champagne!) and join in a live auction from home just by listening over the air at on Sunday, April 19th from 1-2pm. Prizes include a trip to Ireland, private tour of the MFA, signed Red Sox memorabilia, and so much more! To qualify for the live drawing, text IRISHHEARTS to 41444 to get your raffle tickets. If you prefer a silent auction, you can also enter that as well by heading over to

What is the Irish Hearts Foundation? Started in 2010 by the Irish community in Boston in response to the devastation left behind by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti, the foundation is committed to “transforming the lives of vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting their homes, health services and educational programs”. On Sunday, you’ll get to hear from Alexis, a special guest speaker who will be sharing his story over the airwaves of how programs like Irish Hearts have helped him become the person he is today.

While of course we’d all prefer to be attending the gala in person, I would still LOVE to see your formalwear looks from home! Tune in with me this Sunday for the special event, and if you do post a picture of yourself all dressed up for the occasion please tag me @realemmalynreid to help raise awareness for this amazing cause.

Check out this video to learn more!

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