Southwest Region

Southwest Region

About the region

Map-US-SWBoard of Directors | Associate Board
Professionals Board – Denver

 

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.

Staff

Belinda Roda

Southwest Development Manager

Jennifer Turner

Southwest Development Officer

Xavier Walker

Southwest Regional Director - Cell: 972.849.9053

Events

NPH USA Virtual Pequeño Tour 2020

Tuesday, 09/01/2020

Monday, 11/30/2020

Once a year, each region of NPH USA arranges for student performers from an NPH home to travel to the United States for a ten to twenty day experience, affectionately referred to as the Pequeño Tour. Read more

2020 Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Pequeño Tour

Thursday, 09/24/2020

Monday, 10/12/2020

Join us for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Pequeño Tour! Youths from NPH El Salvador will be visiting to share their culturally rich musical and dance performances, as well as their touching stories with audiences across New England. Read more

Celebrate Family: Planting With a Purpose

Saturday, 04/24/2021

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!

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Celebrate Family: Taste of NPH

Monday, 05/10/2021

Sunday, 05/16/2021

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.
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Travel Opportunities

Please check back here for information on future trips. To see the full trip schedule, click here.

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