Omicron Surges…Casino Night Event Cancelled

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Mardi Gras Casino Night Fundraiser CANCELLED!

Just when we thought it was safe to host a major in-person fundraiser, the Omicron variant surge halted us in our efforts. After careful consideration of supporters and event patrons, we are canceling our Casino Night Fundraiser which was scheduled for February 25th.

I saw a billboard today which read “2020 too…2022” – it made me pause to think back to our world almost 2 years ago. We’ve watched cases surge and calm and now surge again. It is confusing and an emotional rollercoaster as to what course of action we should take in regards to fundraising. Equally, these emotions play out for our efforts with our mission in Haiti. With no major in-person fundraisers in the past two years, we’ve had to dip into our depleting endowment and we are on the edge of budget cuts.

The Foundation is working with founder and MFO director Jean Louis to navigate a reduced budget and still devote funding towards a solid parochial education, meals, medication, housing, and care for the 177 residents of Maison Fortune Orphanage. Your support is crucial in our success to raise the future leaders of Haiti.

Would you please consider making a contribution in lieu of what you may have spent for a ticket to attend our canceled event? Individual tickets were set at $55 each and couples at $100.

To donate directly to the children of Maison Fortune Orphanage, Hinche, Haiti please visit our website Venmo @MFOF20

Checks can be mailed to:

PO Box 3092

Chesapeake, VA 23327

Please stay safe and be well!

With Love for all you do for the children,

Babs Zuhowski,
Executive Director

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3092, Chesapeake, VA 23327-3092