MIAMI, March 23 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Friends of the Orphans, a non-profit organization that supports orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, is hosting its “Third Annual Faces of Hope Luncheon,” an event held to spread awareness of the organization and its donor and child sponsorship opportunities. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. There is no charge to attend the event. However, a free will offering is requested.
Hosted by the Friends of the Orphans Southeast Regional Office located in Miami, the luncheon will feature Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters) Training and Development Facilitator, Adele Lawler, as the keynote speaker. Lawler has been actively involved with NPH Haiti for 19 years, volunteering at the hospital, the orphanage clinic and the babies and girls house. To request more information or to RVSP for this event, please contact Friends of the Orphans at 305-663-6211.
About Friends of the Orphans
A 40-year-old non-profit organization with regional offices in six states, Friends of the Orphans is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children through the support of the NPH network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean. NPH currently cares for more than 3,300 children in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Through the generosity of sponsors, donors and volunteers, Friends of the Orphans helps NPH provide children with a loving and stable home, food, clothing, health care, education and hope for the future. When children leave NPH, they are prepared to be productive, self-sufficient and caring members of their own communities. Since its founding in 1954, NPH has assisted over 15,000 children. In addition, NPH outreach programs, including a free pediatric hospital in Haiti, serve over 30,000 children and adults each year.
In 2007, for the second straight year, Friends of the Orphans achieved a program services expense ratio of 78%, meeting and exceeding all standards of charity accountability established by the Better Business Bureau and has been granted its National Charity Seal. For more information, please visit, www.friendsoftheorphans.org.
SOURCE Friends of the Orphans