2021 Gala Weekend Recap *DRAFT*
On October 22 and 23, we had two virtual and three in-person events to support the children and programs of NPH.
Thank you to our Sponsors
October 28, 2021
As of today, we have raised $1.54 Million, with some donations still coming in. This exceeds our goal of $1.5 Million! We are so grateful to everyone who attended our events. Thank you also to to our sponsors, donors and volunteers! Your support creates hope, healing and happiness for thousands of children and families!
Click here to see photos from the events – and from past Galas – on our Social Media Wall. Please share your own Gala photos and videos on Instagram with #NPHGALAWEEKEND.
St. Damien Collaborative Event
On Friday, October 22, the Virtual St. Damien Collaborative Event raised funds to support NPH Haiti’s St. Damien Pediatric Hospital. Founded in 1989, St. Damien is the premier children’s hospital in all of Haiti and offers many services that are not available anywhere else. Despite constant unstable and perilous conditions throughout the country, the dedicated team of more than 500 local people provides over 80,000 medical services to high-risk pregnant women and children each year.
VIRTUAL VISIT TO ST. DAMIEN:
The St. Damien Collaborative for the Improvement of Pediatrics in Haiti is a unique partnership of pediatric residency programs from Haiti and the United States. Cohen Children’s Medical Center has partnered with St. Damien Children’s Hospital as well as other collaborative members from Akron Children’s Hospital, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, University of Connecticut, Dell Children’s Hospital, East Tennessee State University, The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, as well as others as part of the St. Damien Collaborative.
NATIONAL VIRTUAL GALA AND IN-PERSON GALAS
On Saturday, October 23, we gathered online for our national virtual gala, and regionally at in-person events in Scottsdale, AZ; Edina, MN; and Chicago, IL.
During the events on October 23, the one and only Fr. Rick Frechette, CP, D.O., Co-Founder of St. Damien Pediatric Hospital and Advisor to NPH Haiti, urged us to stay linked together for our programs that help vulnerable children in nine countries.
VIDEO: FOX 10 PHOENIX NEWS SEGMENT ON EVENT IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ
HIGHLIGHT VIDEO FROM GALA IN EDINA, MN
You can still donate!
While we are so thrilled and grateful that we have exceeded our fundraising goal, the needs for the NPH children and programs are ongoing. Please consider making a donation to deliver hope, healing and happiness to thousands of children and families.
Photo at top: Guests at the NPH USA Gala in Edina, MN, on October 23, 2021
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) means “Our Little Brothers and Sisters” in Spanish. NPH USA transforms the lives of vulnerable children in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Together, we help children overcome poverty and become productive, caring leaders in their own communities. Founded in 1954 by Father William Wasson, NPH is supporting nearly 8,000 children, both inside and outside our homes, ensuring they have a safe and nurturing place to live, an education, clothing, healthcare, and a strong family support system.
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