The Grand Ball Room at the Priory Hotel provided a cozy atmosphere for the Homeless Children Education Fund’s 2013 Carnival in the Fall, an effort to raise funds and awareness of the plight of homeless children during Homeless Children’s Awareness Week. The crowd inside was reminded of the comforts of stable housing by WTAE-TV Channel 4 reporter and Homeless Children Education Fund Board of Advisers member Sheldon Ingram in support of HCEF’s mission to work collaboratively, creatively, and proactively to confront homelessness and ensure that the needs of children and teens without permanent homes are effectively met. To learn more about our work, please follow this link:

Guests enjoyed an evening of networking, salsa dancing, live music, tapas, rum tastings, and a casual fashion show by award-winning Pittsburgh designer, Lana Neumeyer and gave graciously making the event a tremendous success. It is through this exemplary community support that organizations like the Homeless Children’s Education Fund can meet their missions. Please join the HCEF for their next event, The 15th Annual Champions for Children Benefit on March 3, 2014 where they will honor the organizations that have shown continued support for HCEF and the children we serve throughout the years. To learn more about our events, please click here: And to make a donation, please click here: