DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Tamara Braun (Taylor; ex-Reese, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Carly, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is inviting fans to join her at the Therapeutic Living Center For The Blind's "Bags To Riches" event to raise funds for an early intervention program. "The organization [allows residents] their dignity and integrity and teaches them to get on in this world," Braun says of the organization, with which she's been involved for a decade. "I think that for people who are not blind, we need to take a lesson from them and see with our hearts the way that they do."
The Bags To Riches red carpet event and charity auction featuring new and gently used designer purses -- one of which was donated by Braun herself! -- will take place from 8-11 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, at The Colony nightclub in Hollywood. "I like to raise as much awareness for TLC as I can in the hope of enabling the organization to continue its endeavors via increased donations," Braun says of her involvement. "Sometimes I just go over there to say 'hi' and see how things are coming along, and other times I may do an activity with the residents, such as making holiday cookies."
The actress is going the distance for the Bags To Riches event -- she's even invited daytime pals Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) and Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC), among others, to participate and/or donate purses. "I hope that as many people who can will come out and have a good time," says Braun. "There will be a wonderful DJ, a whole host of sponsors, food, an open bar, and live and silent auctions. It should be a really good time for an absolutely great cause."
Tickets begin at $25, with special packages available for larger donations; to purchase, visit www.tlcbags2riches.eventbrite.com. To learn more about the Therapeutic Learning Center For The Blind, visit www.tlc4blind.org.
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