for Children at Father Joe’s Villages’s 37th Annual
Children’s Charity Gala
Black-tie affair to raise funds for children to thrive
and bloom, and break the cycle of homelessness
Gala returns to in-person format for
first time since 2019
Nonprofit to honor community leaders
Father Joe's Villages is
set to host its signature black-tie event,
Children’s Charity Gala, May 7 in the U.S. Grant Hotel.
This year, the
37th Annual Children’s Charity Gala
to an in-person format to support life-changing services
for more than 450 families and more than 900 children
Father Joe’s Villages annually.
At the 2022 Children’s
Charity Gala: Hope Blooms,
more than 350 people will
gather for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing
to music entertainment by Republic of Music.
event, local leaders,
Ed and Ann Witt and Mike and Celia Schleyhahn,
will accept awards for their commitment to
helping San Diegans experiencing and overcoming
homelessness reach new heights.
This year’s theme,
Hope Blooms, reflects how Father Joe’s Villages helps
the children it serves grow into their full potential.
According to research,
children who are homeless are four times as likely to
have delayed development and twice as likely to repeat a
grade in school.
To break the cycle of homelessness, the
nonprofit puts an emphasis on providing critical care to
children – just as it did for more than 900 children in
San Diego’s largest homeless services provider, Father
Joe’s Villages ensures that each person can rediscover
hope and leave homelessness behind. To address the
complex needs of people who are homeless, the
organization provides housing for more than 2,500 people
each night, along with health care, substance use
disorder treatment, job training, therapeutic childcare
This mission is made possible only through the
efforts of compassionate staff, volunteer
work , car
donation , and
generous public and private charitable
For more information, please visit: https://.my.neighbor.org/ .