Food for The Poor Gala to Fund Homes in Haiti
The Event: Guests will embark on a journey to the golden age of travel while providing hope for Haiti.
When: Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2018, 6:30 PM
Where: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton
The event will include cocktails and a silent auction with a dinner to follow.
Adam Stewart will be honored with the Ambassador For The Poor Award. Stewart, the deputy chairman and CEO of Sandals Resorts International and the ATL Group, has launched educational and community initiatives to help the poor in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
Because of the generosity of Stewart and the Sandals Foundation, children at Seville Golden Pre-School are learning in new spacious classrooms and in a new building with bathrooms, kitchen, and a resource center.
Attendees will be invited to create a legacy of compassion by pledging to build homes to benefit the people of Boen, Haiti. The area is in Ganthier on flat dirt plain, where 90 percent of the residents survive on less than $1 per day and live in disintegrating mud huts that offer no protection from the elements.
“Most of us have no idea what it is like to be destitute, hungry and without shelter. A safe, sturdy house with access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right,” said Robin Mahfood, president/CEO of Food For The Poor. “Our goal is to get these families into homes that protect them, give them hope for the future and allow them to improve other areas of their lives.”
Committee members include Noelle Kahan, Rene Mahfood and Anastasia Taglienti, Elena Del Alamo, Dawn DeMarco-Book, Marlene Ross Khouri, Ann Mahfood, Julie Mahfood, Kara Seelye, Renee Stetler, Joan Marie Veesaert and Patricia Wallace.
Sponsors are Leslie L. Alexander Foundation, Aetna, Big Green Egg, CBIZ MHM, LLC, Club Eleven, Coral Springs Auto Mall, Crowley Maritime, Dennis Charley & Associates, Dixie Clamp & Scaffold Inc., Downtown Photo, Goodyear Blimp, J. McLaughlin, J.R. Dunn Jewelers, Kendra Scott, MCFFE Group, LLC, Russ Reid, Salem Media Group, Sandals Resorts International, The Sandals Foundation, Schmidt Family Foundation, Seaboard Marine, Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, Tank Weld Metals, TD Bank, TeemLink, The Calmark Group, The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Fund, Valerie Tyson Band, Victoria L. Burrier and Vitas Healthcare.
Tickets to the Building Hope Gala are $300.
Since its start in 1982, Food For The Poor donors have built more than 122,000 housing units for people in need of safe shelter.