Make plans now to support an evening that can truly make a difference in the
lives of children in Haiti. Join Chances for Children for the 6th Annual Night of Hope
for dinner and dancing at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess on Saturday,
November 11, 2017. Attendees are encouraged to dress in cocktail type attire.
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.
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. I had a chance to talk with Kathy about Chances for Children.
I hope you will take a few minutes to meet this very special person and hear about the great
work they are doing. And join them for a Night of Hope!
More info at http://www.chances4children.org/night-of-hope/