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Lots of Warm Feet! 385 Pairs of Socks Donated @ Salsa Event

Crazy socks, dancing shoes, and 385 pairs of socks raised for SEARCH Homeless Services at the "Knock Your Socks Off" Salsa Event!

Many thanks to DJ / Artist Erock1 for setting the ambiance for the evening with mixed beats, splash paintings and party lights!

The highlight of the evening was definitely the salsa lesson taught by Texas Salsa Congress instructors, Darnell Allen and Ruby Rivera. The humorous duo kept the crowd laughing and in good spirits with favorite terms such as "truck-driver spin". By the end of the hour tutorial, the students were ready to show-off their salsa moves on the dance floor.

Swirling, twirling, chips and dips...literally and...literally. Thanks to Lupe's Tortilla for the donation of chips, salsa and amazing guacamole!

Salsa, marengue, western swing and hip-hop! Solo, partners, and of course group dances including "wobble wobble" and "cupid shuffle" rocked the night. 

What makes Vox Culture events unique is its thoughtful combination of creativity and cause. During the evening, the audience was introduced to an overview of SEARCH and a short video clip that shared some of the personal journeys of individuals who have been helped by this organization. A vital part the event planning process was finding fun ways to raise awareness about homelessness and help folks get involved. These action steps are as simple as contributing to the sock drive, buying a raffle ticket that benefited the cause, or signing up to volunteer at the SEARCH Holiday Party. Special thanks to SEARCH staff, Phoebe Wong, for being at the event to help answer questions about the organization and about the issue of homelessness.

Want to continue helping in this social issue? Vox is throwing a Holiday Party for Jackson Hinds Gardens residents on Saturday, Dec 3rd. Come celebrate with us and meet the people we are serving. Sign-up to volunteer.

Lastly, can't enough of salsa dancing? Continue to visit Texas Salsa Congress and join them for their annual conference coming up in March! Stay tuned for details...

Best dressed + CRAZY SOCKS.

Here's to...lots of warm feet!


"KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF" Salsa Night, Benefiting SEARCH - 11/12

Vox will be hosting a TUBE-SOCK DRIVE for our homeless friends at a fun and exciting dance event. Instructors from the Texas Salsa Congress will be teaching a lesson during the first part of the night, then it's open dancing. So put on your CRAZY SOCKS, dancing shoes and join us for salsa / western swing / hip hop!

Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: 7:30PM-11:30PM
Location: Vox Culture Warehouse - 8570 Katy Freeway, Suite 116. Houston TX 77024
Admission: One pack of tube-socks to support the drive or $7.00 entry fee
Wear your craziest socks to the event in the spirit of the theme!

About SEARCH Homeless Services: SEARCH's mission is work to engage, stabilize, educate, employ and house individuals and families who are homeless. Their essential services are highly effective in transforming lives and providing what people need to get off the streets and back on their feet. In 2010 alone, 9,692 (1 in 4 people who experienced homelessness in Houston) were engaged and helped by SEARCH.

*CALL FOR ARTISTS*: Vox is looking for urban art and/or pieces that address the issue of homelessness. Want to showcase your work? Fill out the application and email submissions by Friday, October 28