Mardi Gras Casino Night Fundraising Event

Mardi Gras Casino Night Fundraising Event

Mardi Gras Casino Night Fundraising Event

 

Event Details

Here’s the Deal: Join the Maison Fortune Orphanage Foundation as we bring you a wide variety of casino games, fun and frivolity mixed in with a live auction, paddle raise, and rum – all supporting the future leaders of Haiti!

Single tickets $55 ~ Couples $100

Ticket prices include start-up funny-money for gaming, tantalizing tapas, open bar (wine and beer included), and two-stage prize coupons.

Date: Fri, February 25, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Location: Limitless Events,625 Independence Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320

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MAISON FORTUNÉ

ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION

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

Email: helpthechildren@localhost

 


 

One day left to register for the 757 Ball Race!

One day left to register for the 757 Ball Race!

Only one day left to register!
You do not need to be present to WIN.

757 Ball Race – Saturday, September 18, 2021
5-8 pm, River Walk Community Pool
701 River Walk Parkway ~ Chesapeake, VA 23320

You do not need to be present to win – but you do need to purchase a ticket! How can you help the children? Register HERE to sponsor a racing ball or two or three! A family-friendly event, we encourage guests of all ages to have a ball with us! The first balls to cross the finish line in each heat will be awarded prizes!

Racing Ball Heat 1 Prize – “Virginia Wine Time”
sample of vines from across the Old Dominion and accompanying tasting for two valued at $250

Glow Ball Heat 2 Prize – “Yo-Ho-Ho + bottles of Rum”
Avast me hearties and taste this Caribbean rum assortment. And more booty— a gift certificate to Waterman’s, total value $250

In the event a child wins either of these heats alternate baskets for the under 21 crowds:

Youth Racing Ball Heat 1 – “Movie Night”
Tickets for two to cinema café and accompanying goodies for another night of stay-at-home Redbox movie watching!

Youth Glow Ball Heat 2 – “Fidget Factory”
The ultimate basket of smiles to dash away “I’m Bored” from STEM fun to Sensory crafting – whoo hoo!

Adults 21 and over ~ $25

Youth under 21 ~ $10

Register your racing ball in advance
757 Ball race admission tickets HERE!

Make A Donation

Sponsor a Child or Young Adult

Volunteer

MAISON FORTUNÉ

ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION

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

Email: helpthechildren@localhost

 


 

6 days left…Be on the ball!

6 days left…Be on the ball!

6 days left…Be on the ball!

​Balls will be floating on Saturday to help the children of MFO!

757 Ball Race – Saturday, September 18, 2021

5-8 pm, River Walk Community Pool
701 River Walk Parkway ~ Chesapeake, VA 23320

MFOF is hosting our second annual 757 Ball Race! You do not need to be present to win – but you do need to purchase a ticket! With only SIX days left to buy tickets online, please help the children HERE with your racing ball registration! A family-friendly event, we encourage guests of all ages to have a ball with us! The cook-out fare to include bbq, fixings, hotdogs, assorted beverages, one drink coupon for adults and a colored racing ball will be included with the admission price. The event will be held rain or shine. The first balls to cross the finish line in each heat will be awarded prizes!

MFOF is hosting our 2nd Annual 757 Ball Race!  You do not need to be present to win – but you do need to purchase a ticket! Only
SIX days left to buy tickets online,

please help the children HERE with your racing ball registration! A family-friendly event, we encourage guests of all ages to have a ball with us! The cook-out fare to include bbq, fixings, hotdogs, assorted beverages, one drink coupon for adults and a colored racing ball will be included with the admission price. The event will be held rain or shine. The first balls to cross the finish line in each heat will be awarded prizes!

Racing Ball Heat 1 Prize – “Virginia Wine Time”
sample of vines from across the Old Dominion and accompanying tasting for two valued at $250

Glow Ball Heat 2 Prize – “Yo-Ho-Ho + bottles of Rum”
Avast me hearties and taste this Caribbean rum assortment. And more booty— a gift certificate to Waterman’s, total value $250

In the event a child wins either of these heats alternate baskets for the under 21 crowds:

Youth Racing Ball Heat 1 – “Movie Night”
Tickets for two to cinema café and accompanying goodies for another night of stay-at-home Redbox movie watching!

Youth Glow Ball Heat 2 – “Fidget Factory”
The ultimate basket of smiles to dash away “I’m Bored” from STEM fun to Sensory crafting – whoo hoo!

Adults 21 and over ~ $25
Youth under 21 ~ $10

Be on the ball and register in advance for your
757 Ball race admission tickets HERE!

Your continued support of our children is deeply appreciated!

Make A Donation

Sponsor a Child or Young Adult

Volunteer

MAISON FORTUNÉ

ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION

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

Email: helpthechildren@localhost

 


 

MY, HOW TIME FLIES!

MY, HOW TIME FLIES!

MY, HOW TIME FLIES!

When I was younger, I always thought it was strange when adults said “Time flies!” Now as an older adult myself, I say it all the time, including this month when I was reminded that I’ve been part of the Maison Fortune family for more than four years! Wow, time flies!

Oday was nine when I started and now he’s thirteen years old, in the sixth grade, and growing a little taller

Mark K. and Oday

each time I visit. Gilberson was in fifth grade; he’s now in ninth grade and an amazing math whiz! Mary Denise was in eleventh grade and now she is studying to be a nurse at University Notre Dame in Hinche. Tchi Tchi was the “new boy” four years ago – one of the first boys I met when I arrived. He is now in the third grade and so many new boys and girls have followed behind him.

In the process of working with Jean Louis to move our children to a better future, I often find myself thinking about priorities. We can’t fund everything. We can’t be everything these kids need. So I think, if we can just do one thing, what should be the one thing we do for Haiti’s future leaders?

WE SHOULD GIVE THEM HOPE.

Hope is what Maison Fortune cultivates. We don’t make the kids smarter; we don’t make them faster or stronger. But we do take away fear. Fear of where the next meal is coming from. Fear that they won’t be able to go to school. Fear that they won’t have a safe place to sleep that night. We take away the fear and doubt and replace it with hope, so they can learn, play and grow. Like kids are supposed to do.

TIME FLIES — HAITI’S LEADERS ARE COMING — DON’T MISS OUT — BECOME A PART OF IT! I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US!

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MAISON FORTUNÉ

ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION

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

Email: helpthechildren@localhost

 


 

WE NEED HELP: GIRLS CAMPUS – SEPTIC SYSTEM REPAIR PROJECT

WE NEED HELP: GIRLS CAMPUS – SEPTIC SYSTEM REPAIR PROJECT

WE NEED HELP: GIRLS CAMPUS – SEPTIC SYSTEM REPAIR PROJECT

Last week we had an unforeseen event at MFO — our Girls Campus septic system failed. The system that was in place was not built to handle the number of girls we currently have at MFO. This system failure has impacted the lives of the girls and the staff at the campus. We started immediately to build an additional septic system, but this is a new, unexpected expense, and we simply don’t have the resources to solve this problem on our own.

 WE NEED YOUR HELP! The cost to repair the septic system is $10,000 – or only $111 per girl!  With your help we can make sure our girls have a safe and sanitary place to call home and become Haiti’s future leaders!
 

We are asking all of you once again if you or someone you know can please help us repair the septic system for the girls. On behalf of all our girls we are once again counting on your generosity and thank you in advance for you willingness to help with this worthy cause. You can donate DIRECTLY to the Septic Repair Project using the donation form below.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

In early 2008 the leaders of Maison Fortune Orphanage opened the doors for 10 girls affected by adverse situations in the community. In Haiti, the education of girls is often viewed as a secondary priority — at MFO we wanted to set the example that girls are Leaders too! In 2013, as our girl population grew we permanently moved to the location we now call the Girls Campus. Today at MFO we care for 90 girls, we have added new space for beds, purchased more mattresses and maintained the facility with new paint and concrete repairs.

When you have the comforts of a home and fresh meals each day, it’s easy to forget that many people around the world do not. Our children at MFO have many needs, and we work diligently to manage, monitor and allocate the funds that come from our supporters to the most critical projects to ensure the safety and welfare of our children. Sometimes, however, just like at your home — life can throw you some curveballs!

 

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MAISON FORTUNÉ

ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION

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

Email: helpthechildren@localhost

 


 

ASHLEY HORNER’S 50 IRONMAN JOURNEY STARTS AUG. 12

ASHLEY HORNER’S 50 IRONMAN JOURNEY STARTS AUG. 12

ASHLEY HORNER’S 50 IRONMAN JOURNEY STARTS AUG. 12

We’re thrilled to share the press release below about Ashley Horner’s latest efforts to support the Maison Fortuné Orphanage in Haiti!

ASHLEY HORNER EMBARKS ON JOURNEY TO COMPLETE 50 IRONMANS IN 50 DAYS FOR THE MAISON FORTUNE ORPHANAGE

ASHLEY HORNER TO BECOME the FIRST WOMAN TO COMPLETE 50 IRONMANS IN 50 DAYS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THE CHILDREN OF HAITI

New York, NY – July 30, 2018 – On August 12, Ashley Horner, a fitness celebrity, athlete, entrepreneur and mom of three, will begin her journey to be the first woman to complete 50 full Ironmans in 50 days to raise awareness and funds for the Maison Fortuné Orphanage (MFO) in Haiti. Ashley will start and end in Haiti and travel to each of the 48 Continental United States, each day completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride, and 26.2-mile run, with the goal to raise $100,000 for MFO.

“Fitness is the driving force of everything I do and feel like it’s my responsibility to use my platform for a bigger purpose, a purpose for good,” said Ashley Horner “I fell in love with the people of Haiti the first time I visited – their spirit, storytelling, and pride for being Haitian will inspire me as I do my small part for the children at Maison Fortuné,”

The MFO Foundation raises funds to support the Maison Fortuné Orphanage in Haiti, serving the needs of orphans and underprivileged children. Each day, MFO, serves more than 700 meals, teaches more than 300 children, and provides stable homes for close to 200 boys and girls. Ashley recently began working with MFO and has visited the orphanage many times with her own children. In 2017, Ashley raised $65,000 for the foundation by completing a 230-mile run along the western border of Haiti.

“Maison Fortuné is proud to have Ashley Horner as a partner and friend, as she embarks upon her endeavor to complete 50 Ironmans in 50 Days,” says Lefort Jean-Louis, founder of MFO. “Ashley continues to put her commitment to our children into action, and like Ashley, we believe that the power for change comes from the community.”

Ashley is no stranger to pushing boundaries. She played soccer on the Guam national team, has sold over one million copies of her fitness training programs and owns American Sled Dogs, a fitness facility in Virginia Beach, VA. In-between her entrepreneurial endeavors and raising her three boys, Ashley has completed many other charity fitness events to benefit families of fallen military members, police working dogs and victims of human trafficking. In the last year and a half, Ashley has completed a 1,350 mile bike ride, climbed Mt. Rainer and ran 230 miles in 72 hours, all for charity.

Ashley’s journey begins on August 12 and ends on October 4 in Haiti. To donate to Ashley’s fundraising initiative click here and to learn more about Ashley’s visit www.ashleyhorner.co.

Make A Donation

Sponsor a Child or Young Adult

Volunteer

MAISON FORTUNÉ

ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION

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

Email: helpthechildren@localhost