February 26, 2016

Friends of Honduran Children gala fundraiser is March 5 in Indianapolis

On March 5, Friends of Honduran Children (FHC), an Indianapolis-based 501c3 nonprofit organization, will host its third biannual Friends Gala fundraiser at the Indycar Dallara Factory, 1201 W. Main St., in Speedway, from 6-11 p.m.

FHC was formed in 2001 by members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Indianapolis to help provide the most vulnerable children of Honduras with health, safety, shelter, education and hope for a secure future.

The group works in partnership with Honduras-based Sociedad Amigos de los Niños to enable these children to lead self-sufficient and productive lives as adults, breaking generational cycles of poverty.

FHC administers hundreds of child sponsorships, organizes mission trips, supports a Honduran grade school, and funds a scholarship and education fund for promising students to attend college in Honduras and abroad.

The Friends Gala 2016 will feature dinner, dancing and a silent auction that includes native Honduran items, sports memorabilia and getaways. The keynote speaker will be James T. Morris, vice chairman of Pacers Sports and Entertainment, and former director of the U.N. World Food Programme.

Tickets are $100 per person, and can be purchased online at www.fhcindiana.org. For an additional fee, attendees can sign up for rides around downtown Speedway in Dallara’s two-seater, street-legal Indycar. †

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