On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Arms of Hope hosted the Annual San Antonio Gala & Silent Auction at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa. Approximately 320 guests spent the evening bidding on unique silent auction items, enjoying a delicious dinner and spending time in fellowship with their friends and family. However, the highlight of the evening was when courageous Arms of Hope residents shared their testimonies, leaving no dry eyes in the room. The evening concluded with a heartfelt keynote address by Pattie Mallette, mother of pop sensation Justin Bieber and author of "Nowhere But Up." Malette is an outspoken advocate for single mothers and their children because of the adversity she faced as a teen mom raising Justin. She expressed her deep-felt understanding and compassion for the lives Arms of Hope serves.