Evening Fest is an extraordinary Ottawa Event and social soirée in support of a wonderful humanitarian cause called Child Haven International. It’s happening at the Ottawa Convention Center, overlooking the canal and the glow of the city under a 20-foot high panorama of floor to ceiling windows. Be surrounded by music and energy of Ottawa’s elite, sipping cocktails in the capital city's hallmark ballroom.
Child Haven International is a registered charity founded in 1985. We assist children and women in 4 countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support, as Inspired by the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Child Haven International has five homes in India, one in Nepal, one in Tibet and one in Bangladesh. Our homes accept children who are disabled, parentless, or from socially disadvantaged situations – and who are destitute, i.e. do not receive even one good meal a day. Girls and boys are treated equally, and without regard to race, caste, colour, religion or culture. Living is simple and meals are vegetarian. We try not to Westernize the children, but rather attempt to raise them according to the highest ideals of their own cultures. We respect the heritage of each child, whether Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, secular or other.
Destitute children from birth to six years of age are referred to us by local social welfare agencies. Child Haven Homes provide full care through high school and then provide vocational training so that each child can enter the local society as a self-sufficient adult. Another aspect of Child Haven's Gandhian philosophy is our commitment to improving the condition of women through direct employment, education, medical aid, legal aid, and training opportunities.
Evening Fest is an Ottawa Event, a Party to support Child Haven International 613 527-2829, which houses and feeds Children in Need on this Planet.