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Chances for Children 2017
November 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MST
Chances for Children’s Night of Hope Returns Saturday, November 11th at 6:30pm to Raise Funds for Haitian Children. Scottsdale Organization to Host Charity Dinner and Adoption Party for Families. Save the date and make plans now to support an evening that can truly make a difference in the lives of children in Haiti. Join Chances for Children’s for the 6th Annual Night of Hope for dinner and dancing at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess on Saturday, November 11, 2017. This year’s theme is Message in Bottle. Attendees are encouraged to dress in cocktail type attire.
Chances for Children was started by Scottsdale resident Kathi Juntunen, who went on a trip to Haiti with her husband Craig and returned to Arizona in 2005 deeply impacted by the level of poverty experienced by young children. Juntunen and her husband adopted three children from Haiti 11 years ago and then decided to create the non-profit Chances for Children. Now president and founder of the organization, Juntunen has opened an orphanage in Haiti, created a feeding program, opened a pediatric medical clinic, started a vocational program for young adults, and formed an adoption program.
Chances for Children also wanted to look for ways to keep children with their families, and created a works program that currently employs women with jobs making jewelry and sewing – upping these women’s average income of $2 a day to $150 a month.
Night of Hope is the organization’s main source of revenue. Last year the event raised a record $600,000, but it hopes to raise even more money this year to continue to fund and grow its current programs, and to create new ones as well.
“Chances for Children feeds almost 3,000 children who normally would go hungry and might die of starvation,” said Kathi Juntunen, president and founder of Chances for Children. “We hope by raising more than $700,000 this year we can feed 4,000 children next year and expand some of our programs so that we can help these kids to have a better future.”
Chances for Children is also honored to have former MLB player and current ESPN baseball analyst Aaron Boone as the evening’s Master of Ceremony. Boone and his wife, Laura adopted two children from Chances for Children.
The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed by festivities, including a three-course meal at 7 p.m. Additionally, on the afternoon of Friday, November 10th and the morning of Saturday, November 11th Chances for Children will also host an event for families with children adopted through their programs. The children will get participate in fun activities and reconnect with others adopted from Haiti and participate in cultural classes, where the children can learn more about their heritage.
Tickets for the charity dinner are $150 per ticket for adults and $50 each for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at Chances4Children.org. For media inquiries please contact Jennifer Parks at 480.495.3806 or by email at [email protected]
About Chances for Children
The mission of Chances for Children is to help solve this problem one child, one family, one community at a time. C4C believes the answer to Haiti’s orphan epidemic can be found by strengthening communities and their families.
Chances for Children works through the local church to uplift the children of Haiti with a variety of programs including food security, medical care, education, orphan care, job creation and strengthening communities through faith.