Holiday Socks

Holiday Socks is Sunday Dec 2nd: A fun, festive event benefiting Sanctuary Palm Springs!

What a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend it was in Palm Springs! Picture-perfect weather perfect for dining on delicious turkey (or tofurkey!) al fresco, whether at home or at your favorite eatery, with plenty of sunshine to go work off the calories later—hiking, biking, golfing, or on the tennis courts—or shopping Palm Canyon Drive or El Paseo! Is there any better place to be this time of year than Greater Palm Springs?

Speaking of this time of year, the holidays are upon us! So many great things to see and do this December and will keep you abreast of all of our top picks—both in my blog here and in our fabulous Calendar of EventsHere’s one to mark your calendars for now—a wonderful event to both enjoy and give back is coming up this Sunday, December 2nd! Holiday Socks: A fun, festive event benefiting Sanctuary Palm Springs.

Sanctuary Palm Springs, the transitional housing program for LGBTQ foster youth and their allies, is pleased to announce the return of their popular ‘Holiday Socks’ event at the Bougainvillea Room at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, December 2 from 5 to 7 pm.

The $75 ticket price includes cocktails, lavish hors d’oeuvres, a not-so-silent auction co-hosted by the effervescent Dottie and Maude of Las Dames du Soleil, plus a special performance by Von Smith. Smith is a singer, songwriter, and actor recently featured on and As a solo artist, Smith has toured the world, opened for Lady Gaga, and been viewed more than 40 million times in his videos with YouTube phenom group, Postmodern Jukebox.

Sanctuary Executive Director, Rob Woronoff says, “Spencer’s Bougainvillea Room is the perfect setting for a warm and convivial holiday cocktail party! Please join us and get your holiday groove on in support of Sanctuary Palm Springs.”

Tickets are available at or by phone at 760-766-3500. Spencer’s Restaurant is located at 701 W. Baristo Road in Palm Springs.

About Sanctuary Palm Springs:

Sanctuary Palm Springs, “where different is normal,” serves LGBTQ youth, ages 18-21, who are preparing to leave foster care by providing a family home environment, a place of safety and stability, and valuable life skills. In the words of one of our recent residents, “Sanctuary helped me find myself. That is the greatest dream that one can hope for.” The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs is fully licensed by the state of California to operate as a Transitional Housing Program for Foster Care (THP+FC).

If you are 18 – 21 and are, or have been in, foster care and you would like to have a safe, welcoming home in which to successfully transition to adulthood, Sanctuary Palm Springs is the place for you. Call them today to begin the application process: (760)766-3500. If you know someone who needs the additional support available through the THP+FC program, please share this post with them.

For more information:

Check out a recent Spotlight on Sanctuary’s Executive Director Rob Woronoff here.

About David J Castello

David J Castello is the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operating Officer for the Castello Cities Internet Network (,,, etc). His debut novel, The Diary of an Immortal (1945-1959) was published in 2016.

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