Join Children’s Place International in celebrating a decade of outreach to help the world’s most vulnerable children. The nonprofit, based in Chicago, will host its Place the Hope event on Thursday, October 19th at Architectural Artifacts. The benefit will be emceed by supporter Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s Worldview, and chaired by Brad Dunlap (dunn&co.) and Terry McAllister (Teknion International).
Place the Hope is an annual campaign supporting the frontline work of the organization’s partners in Africa and the Caribbean – local groups that address the health, nutrition and educational needs of children living in extreme poverty. Through Place the Hope, Chicagoans make a global impact.
Guests and supporters at Place the Hope will meet the staff, volunteers and field partners of Children’s Place International and hear firsthand about this critical mission. The event also honors those who have made an outstanding commitment to helping vulnerable children.
This year the event recognizes the Honorable Princess Kasune Zulu of Zambia and the nonprofit Konbit LaSante Pou Limonad. The Honorable Princess Kasune Zulu is an HIV- positive woman from Zambia who gained international recognition for her advocacy on behalf of children, especially those impacted by HIV/AIDS. She founded two organizations to help impoverished children, including a school and a home for orphans. She also hosted an HIV-focused radio show sponsored by UNICEF. Last year, she was elected to Zambia’s Parliament, the first member to openly declare her HIV-positive status. The Indiana-based nonprofit Konbit LaSante Pou Limonad is Children’s Place International’s longest continuing partner, supporting projects in Haiti since 2008. Together the two groups help Haitian children and families affected by HIV/AIDS access vital services and resources, including medical care, education, home visits, nutritious food and clean water.
“In the ten years since we launched Children’s Place International, our work has enabled thousands of vulnerable kids in Africa and the Caribbean to overcome illness and transform their lives,” said Cathy Krieger, CEO of Children’s Place Association. “We offer an opportunity for generous people in the Midwest to directly impact the future for impoverished children around the globe.”
Major corporate sponsors of the event include Rossman Family Foundation, Teknion, Team Solid and Leslie A. McLeod.
WHEN: Thursday, October 19th – 6:00PM to 9:00PM
WHERE: Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood, Chicago IL 60613
TICKETS/DETAILS: $125 each and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information on attending or sponsoring the event, please contact Stacey Hacker at 312-660-3028 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://childrensplaceinternational.org