Sat, Oct 20 2018

New Life for Haiti Annual Gala,

Benedictine University & College, Lisle, Illinois, United States Benedictine University & College, Lisle, Illinois, United States

  • About the event

    New Life for Haiti will hold its annual Gala on October 20, 2018 at Benedictine University in Lisle. This will be an entertaining evening that includes mingling with small passed plates, carving stations, live music, and amazing raffles, along with presentation of our annual Beyond the River and Outstanding Service Awards.

    Why should you sponsor?

    At last year's annual Fundraising Gala, "Let Hope Rise!", New Life for Haiti raised enough funds to build the Village of Hope orphanage buildings, one for 12 orphaned boys and one for 12 orphaned girls. Construction is underway! This year we're hoping to raise the remaining funds needed to open & operate the orphanage, so that kids without parents don't grow up alone or become victims of slavery or sex-trafficking. We cannot do this without your support.

    Karen Garifo

    It is the MISSION of New Life for Haiti to give children a chance at a future, to meet the urgent needs of families, to foster new economic opportunities, and to influence cultural thinking toward a sustainable change within the Grande Anse River Valley on the southern peninsula of Haiti.

    In 2006, after a decade of making various trips to Haiti, Fran Leeman, a pastor from the Chicago area, and a few friends decided it was time to pick one place and try to make a long-term difference. With the help and leadership of missionaries Steve and Joline Moore, we began to explore a remote and very poor river valley at the end of Haiti's southern peninsula. We decided to headquarter our efforts in the village of Marfranc, right along the Grande Anse River. The first couple years were spent building relationships with people in the river villages and building a house for our staff and teams.

    Since then we've built 6 schools, helped farmers learn sustainable techniques for goat breeding and planting, and rebuilt many homes after the 2010 earthquake and the 2016 hurricane. We have been providing training to teachers and pastors, and hope to begin planting new churches soon. We have built a strong child sponsorship program through which children receive an education, food, vitamins, clothing, books and school supplies. We have built a model school which uses alternative, interactive teaching techniques in order to give the children of the Grande Anse River Valley a chance at a brighter future. And we have begun building the Village of Hope orphanage, set to open in late 2018.

    In the area where we work the average family lives on less than $1 a day, and only 20% of the children can afford to attend school, so we continue to build schools and try to help young people grow up with greater economic opportunity.

    We welcome your partnership with us-- together we can do so much for these forgotten children! You can help by making a donation, sponsoring a child, or even coming to Haiti on a work trip with us.

    New Life for Haiti is an approved 501(c)3 charity.


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  • 251-500 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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