The Gala happens Sunday, Feb. 16. Full details below.

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When the J. M. Hope Children’s Home opened its doors to the first 18 AIDS-affected street children in 2005 in Kenya, founder and Primary School Headmaster Joseph Kirima Rwito emphasized to the new arrivals that their only route to self-sufficiency was the pursuit of education.

“Education is the Key,” became the motto of the orphanage.

9-year- old Doreen Gatwiri was among the original residents of the Home. She internalized the message and became one of the most academically outstanding residents at Hope Children’s Home.

With the support of the organization, she achieved her medical diploma and will begin her residency in gynecology early next year.

Doreen (pictured below) is the first doctor to grow up at Hope Children’s Home. She is an outstanding example of what happens when a talented young person holds onto the belief that “Education is the Key.”

The Hope Children’s Fund is the Long Island, volunteer-based charity that built, opened and now maintains the Hope Children’s Home.

Today, the Hope Home has grown to support over 80 children and their emotional, physical and educational needs.

All funding is donation based and largely driven by the group’s Annual Gala. The 2020 Gala will take place at the East Wind Long Island in Wading River on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Tickets still available and full details are below.

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Gala details

Sunday, February 16, 2020
6:00 – 11:00pm
$199 per person
at The Inn & Spa at East Wind, Wading River

Please RSVP: HCFgala@gmail.com
Formal attire preferred.
Discounted overnight accommodations available.