Tear Up The Pierre, hosted by Nicole & Damien Woody, as well as Co-Chairs Mark Sanchez & D'Brickashaw Ferguson of the New York Jets, presented an intimate evening on November 29th to celebrate the holiday season and New Yorkers in need. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Robin Hood Foundation and PROS Foundation (People Reaching Out to Someone).
"PROS is guided by a simple principle: It is better to give than to receive; we feel this especially holds true during the holiday season," said Damien Woody, Founder of PROS. "We want to bring the community together to aid those in need and extend a hand to New Yorkers living in poverty with the help of the Robin Hood Foundation. We want this city to become a stronger and healthier environment starting today."
The fundraiser entailed an intimate cocktail party with the team, followed by a fashion show featuring the players and their family members modeling collections from Sean John, Akoo, Pelle Pelle and Apple Bottoms. The evening concluded with an auction. Attendees included the New York Jets, philanthropists, celebrities, media, fashion and entertainment executives, who all share the same passion for New York City and the community.
The involved organizations aid the city in various ways - both make an effort to bring joy to the people in need, especially during the holidays. The Robin Hood Foundation targets poverty in the city by finding and funding the best and most effective programs and partnering with them, while PROS supports the health and well-being of the next generation and inspires positive community action.