Photos: Justin Long + CHVRCHES Present: A Holiday Variety Show @ The Fonda Theater, December 13, 2017
Featuring: Neal Brennan, Rhea Butcher, CHVRCHES, Computer Games, Cameron Esposito, Ben Gibbard, Chris Hardwick, Pete Holmes, David Koechner, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Muna, Mike Phirman, The Pierces, Ben Schwartz, Reggie Watts, Jenny Owen Youngs
About The Girls Home:
In the Hogar de Ninas in Granada, Nicaragua, 34 girls are growing up in a safe and caring environment.
This is a home for girls who have been mistreated, abused, raped, or their carers struggle to provide for them as they themselves may have been affected by a life of drug addiction or prostitution. It is run by an order of nuns called Madre Albertina.There is little government funding for the Hogar and it survives with donations from USA, Germany and UK. The home has now grown and offers more facilities for the girls, so more funding is required.
The nuns are not just religious figures; they are teachers, diplomats, mother figures and housekeepers. The purpose of this home is to protect and educate these girls in order for them to have a chance of a better life in the years ahead of them. The girls enter the home from any age from 4-14 and can stay up until 18 when their schooling is completed. There are grants available to attend university after leaving the home.
About No Kid Hungry:
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Learn more about No Kid Hungry at nokidhungry.org.