On October 26th, His House Children's Home (HHCH) held their 10th Annual Charity "Imagine" Gala at The JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Hosted by NBC 6's investigative reporter, Myriam Masihy, over 500 guests gathered to make a difference in the lives of South Florida's at-risk children.
"The annual gala is the most significant fundraiser of the year for His House and all proceeds will benefit children from newborn to 17 residing at His House," said Development Director Iris Marrero. She continued, "We greatly depend on community partnership to help us find forever families."
During the cocktail hour, participants had the opportunity to bid on over 100 silent auction items, which included Montica fine jewelry, vacation getaways, autographed sports memorabilia, fine dining, fine art and more. A live auction by professional auctioneer, Michael Guyer, led winners to go home with a Prime Time Emmy Award Package, autographed Heat memorabilia, and prestigious cruises.
The audience was greatly moved when the children of His House performed "Legacy" and walked into the crown to personally thank guests for attending with high-fives and hugs. Special guest Anthony Bunn, a former foster child, shared his story about when he lived at His House and how they found him a big family in New York. His House surprised him with a cake to celebrate his 10th year of adoption.
Mark Rufeh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup and Co-Head of the bank's Global Operations and Technology Division, ended the night with inspirational words that motivated guests to get involved through volunteering, adopting, fostering, mentoring or donating.
This event was a great success because of their faithful volunteers and supporters, which include Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, and Comcast. His House Children's Home continues to host an annual gala to continue reuniting and finding loving families for children in crisis.
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