AR Workshop LIVE Event and Fundraiser Auction


We had the best time last weekend at our Dear Mom live auction event- sipping on rosé raspberry sorbet mimosas (yum!!) and munching on coconut shrimp and empanadas (more yum!!) while painting at A/R Workshop made for one fun moms night out (or in...if you joined us from the comfort of your own home)!


Brooke, the owner of A/R Workshop in San Juan Capistrano, is a mom herself who was inspired by our efforts to advocate for our children and wanted to show support to all of us mamas who are raising a child with Down syndrome.  Brooke so generously offered her business space for our event, and it couldn’t have been a better venue...seriously the cutest place ever! We love partnering with businesses big and small so that we can bring the moms we serve together.  We were in the best company and are so grateful to the mamas who came to hang with us!  There is something so wonderful about being with other moms who just know you.  You may have just met her, but you know her. You don’t have to explain a thing. And she knows you, too- because you walk similar paths.  This is what Dear Mom is about.  Community.  Coming together.  Supporting one another. 


Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction. Because of your bids we successfully raised $2000 toward our fundraising effort. We hope you have a wonderful time enjoying your prizes, won at an exception price.

We opened up the two opportunities for you to participate with Dear Mom,! First, we are building our team to expand our efforts into 2019. You can sign up to volunteer with us at our JOIN OUR TEAM page. In addition, we’ve made it possible to donate to Dear Mom, and you can do this on our DONATE page.

We appreciate everyone who has been so supportive to Dear Mom thank you to all the companies that donated all the auction items. Since this event we have begun to build a team to expand our efforts into 2019, looking forward to our next local conference in Orange County and fall conference in Chicago, IL!

- Mercedes and Amy

A big thank you to those who helped us create such a fun and intimate evening:

K’ya Bistro who catered our delicious food- the meatballs, coconut shrimp, empanadas, and veggies left us drooling!

Sweet Home Capistrano Bakery for the YUMMY desserts.

Brooke at A/R Workshop San Juan Capistrano.

Rosé Raspberry Sorbet Mimosas- follow this recipe and make your own.