August 18, 2014 | The Chocolate Voice Magazine| Gwen Pierce
On Thursday, August 14, Casa de Amparo hosted a special evening with New York Times, best selling author Cupcake Brown, author of A Piece of Cake: A Memoir (Random House, Inc. 2006).
Casa de Amparo, an organization whose purpose is committed to prevention and treatment of child abuse in San Diego County, celebrated the esteemed guest in an outdoor catered dinner reception. Following dinner, guests were treated to cupcakes for dessert. The event was held on the beautiful 11-acre property surrounded by transitional housing, where approximately 800 youth and families live per year.
Following the festive reception on the patio, guests took a stroll over to the outdoor seating area under a covered tent, to hear a remarkable story of resilience from Cupcake Brown, a former foster care youth that got lost in the system, who beat the odds and won.