Food For The Poor’s Building Hope Gala “Dreams Across the Sea”
South Florida residents are invited to attend Food For The Poor’s Building Hope Gala Dreams Across the Sea at the Boca West Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 5. Proceeds will be used to meet the dire housing needs of developing countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.
“Abdol and I are honored to support the international humanitarian efforts of Food For The Poor,” said Cathy Moabery, event co-chairperson. “We are excited to chair this annual event, an evening of building hope and dreams across the sea.”
Dreams Across the Sea will feature an elegant cocktail reception, entertainment, an exclusive silent auction, house rally, dancing, and a memorable dinner with friends. Prizes include art and collectibles, designer jewelry, vacations, golf and dining packages. During the live house rally, guests are given the opportunity to donate to building much-needed permanent housing for destitute families.
“Less than an hour and a half plane ride from South Florida, there are Third World countries with unimaginable levels of destitution,” said Rene Mahfood, event co-chairperson. “We are blessed to live in the United States, where we have opportunities and the necessary resources to help those who have literally nothing.”
Master of ceremonies for Dreams Across the Sea is Emmy Award-winning newscaster Calvin Hughes. Hughes co-anchors ABC Local 10’s 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news with Laurie Jennings. Hughes has traveled to Haiti numerous times to report how nonprofits such as Food For The Poor are striving to improve lives and living conditions throughout the country.
The event co-chairpersons are Cathy and Abdol Moabery, and Rene and Francis Mahfood. Committee members include Ronda Gluck, Julie Mahfood, Pamela Matsil, Natasha Singh, Patricia Wallace and Traci Wilson.
Event sponsors include Aljoma Lumber, American Nicaraguan Foundation, Bernuth Agencies, Inc., Dennis Charley & Associates, Inc., Dusco Doors, Japs-Olson, Haiti Shipping Lines, MSP, The Pereira Family, Quadriga Art, Inc., SEACOR Holdings Inc., Seaboard Marine Ltd., Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami and TD Bank, N.A.
For additional information regarding the Dreams Across the Sea event and tickets, available at $225 per person, please call (888) 404-4248 or visit the Web site www.foodforthepoor.org/boca.
Food For The Poor, the third-largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information please visit, http://www.foodforthepoor.org.