His House Children’s Home (HHCH) — sponsored by Comcast, Leyva Capital, and Ubreakifix — hosted its 11th annual “Imagine” Charity Gala on Saturday, Oct. 11, at The JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Hosted by Ambrosio Hernandez, senior news anchor of WSCV/Telemundo-51 and eight-time Emmy Award winner, over 500 guests celebrated a special evening to benefit the lives of children in foster care.
The spectacular evening began with a cocktail hour followed by fine dining and musical entertainment. Participants had the opportunity to bid on auction items, which included Montica fine jewelry, vacation getaways, autographed sports memorabilia, tickets to meet and greet Andrea Bocelli. A live auction, presented by professional champion auctioneer Jim Gall sold items such as an Azamara Club Cruises 14- to 19-day voyage to anywhere in the world within 66 countries. Dance in Motion volunteered a beautiful ballet performance and Marie Elena Elvira “Manena,” Florida’s 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Artist, created a signature piece live during the event.
The audience was greatly moved by the testimony of Alvaro, an immigrant minor who at age 15 escaped his life of abuse in Guatemala and arrived when he was only 15 years old. Alvaro explained he was so inspired and encouraged at HHCH to build a new life. Today, a Dade Christian School graduate, Alvaro is a college student aspiring to become a nurse practitioner and also currently employed at HHCH.
For over 25 years, His House Children’s Home (HHCH), a private, faith-based nonprofit organization has been dedicated to restoring the joy in the lives of abused, neglected and drug-exposed children from newborn to 21 years of age. HHCH has been a place to call home to over 9,000, giving wounded children a warm loving home and renewed hope for a brighter future by providing a range of services, which include residential care, foster placement, the His House International Program for immigrant minors and school in addition to many enrichment activities.
To learn more, visit: www.hhch.org.