Ncompass Benefit Dinner Raises $43,000 for kids in Haiti

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At the Ncompass 5th annual benefit dinner for Haiti, the organization was able to raise enough money to cover all the children's education costs as well as raise over 1/3 of the total cost for a new boys dormitory.

"Our partners and supporters absolutely blew us away at this dinner and exceeded all expectations!"Joey Jenkins Executive Director, Ncompass

On November 14th, Ncompass held its 5th annual benefit dinner for Haiti. The event was at the Tiffany Center in downtown Portland, Oregon and raised over $43,000 for the cause! It was a fantastic event and over tripled the previous years success!

Ncompass is a Portland, Oregon based non-profit whose mission is not only to serve today’s youth in Haiti, but to empower and develop them to become the generation that will shape their country’s future for the better. The non-profit has been partnering with the Maranatha House Orphanage in Titanyen, Haiti since 2011.

There were two primary goals for the dinner on the 14th. First, there were still 16 of the 40 children in the orphanage who needed their education sponsored. Ncompass has partnered with Mission of Hope to provide these children with a top notch education. After the dinner all 16 children had been matched with a loving and generous sponsor committed to their future!

The second goal of the night was to raise a strong base of funding to help build a new boys dorm in 2015. The orphanage is currently home to 40 beautiful children who share two small bedrooms; with 29 girls in one room and 11 boys in another. Such tight quarters prove to be challenging for the independent growth of each child, especially for the older children who desire privacy and storage for personal items. At the dinner over 1/3 of the total cost of the dorm was raised which gives Ncompass a great start to ensure this building becomes a reality in 2015!

Over the past year, plans for the new boys’ dorm have been drafted by a group of Portland architects. Ncompass has contracted with a Haitian-based American contractor. The total projected cost is $57,000. This project will not only provide housing for children at the orphanage, but will provide employment for the Haitian building crew as well.

The Mission Increase Foundation provided a generous $15,000 matching grant for this dinner which was a large driver of support. Overall Ncompass could not be more pleased with the success of this event and knows it will create incredible momentum moving into 2015!

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