About the region
In 1954, Father William B. Wasson of Phoenix, Arizona, founded the first Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) home in Mexico. His devotion to the care of orphans inspired an outpouring of financial support and volunteers for his humanitarian cause. Father Wasson’s family and friends in Arizona offered support by sending clothes, food and money. This led to NPH USA (then Friends of Our Little Brothers) being incorporated as one of the state’s first nonprofits in 1965.
After 50 years of succesful fundraising, a fire that started in the electrical wiring destroyed the office in Tempe on October 11, 2003. Thanks to the help of many individuals and organizations who donated funds, time and supplies, there was no interruption in the support provided to the homes. Now located in Scottsdale, the Southwest regional office encompasses the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Annual events include The Power of One Luncheons in the Spring and the Gala and Pequeño Tour featuring a dance and music troupe from one of the NPH homes in the Fall.
NPH raises the kids and we raise the funds, and we need your help! We welcome everyone who would like to get involved. Register online today to volunteer!
Read Southwest Region-specific stories on our blog here.
Southwest Development Manager
Southwest Development Officer
Southwest Regional Director - Cell: 972.849.9053
This event is being re-scheduled. Stay tuned for our new date!
Please join the St. Damien Collaborative for an engaging evening of entertainment and information about the mission of saving children’s live’s at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Tabarre, Haiti.
From wherever you are, YOU can help fight global poverty! Run, walk, bike, stretch, dance – this is a fun way to encourage your family to stay active while supporting the children of NPH!
Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate this season of growth than by creating your very own succulent terrarium?
Join the NPH NW Associate Board for an afternoon of planting and learning more about the sustainability programs at several of our homes. We will be joined by NPH Guatemala’s former Sustainability Programs Assistant, Alejandro De Leon, who will share with us about Guatemala’s Equipo Verde program. This event is open to all ages and there are three ways to join in the fun!
Have you ever wondered what family life is like at one of our homes? Now is your chance to get a peek into the life of a pequeño as we Celebrate Family through food, culture and onsite videos. Taste of NPH is a week-long virtual experience that will connect you with authentic recipes, beverages, sounds, games and videos highlighting family life at NPH.
Please check back here for information on future trips. To see the full trip schedule, click here.
Information about the COVID-19 Stimulus Package / CARES Act