Haven of Hope International executive director, Alice Skaff, introduced the organization’s mission to the Southwest Florida community with a “Toast to Hope” on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Builders Design Center. More than 70 supporters gathered for an inspiring evening that included a special appearance via Skype by the children of the original Haven of Hope orphanage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Captions for photos:
- Alexis Basik, Brian Basik, Julie Salomon and Mallika Davi
- Brian Basik, Kristen Jerabek, Alice Skaff, Jeff Basik and Beth Morford
- Danielle and Steve Dyer and Alice Skaff
- Erin Sakmar and Samantha Pal
- Genna Futch, Alice Skaff and Beth Morford
- Jeff and Kathy Basik
- Kevin Williamson and Peter Fenger
- Bobby Sauer, Bob Beville, Sandy Cecil and Susan Chauvin
About Haven of Hope International
The goal is to maximize the impact orphanages are making by providing an environment for children rescued from poverty, abuse and abandonment to feel loved and be restored, so they can dream and ultimately fulfill those dreams. This model can be found at the first Haven of Hope in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, established in January 2004. A well-equipped orphanage has the power to break the cycle of poverty and abuse. Haven of Hope International is committed to supporting the staff on the ground so they can provide the best possible experience for the children; a home that fosters true restoration and growth, physically, spiritually and emotionally. Learn more at HavenofHopeIntl.org.