13th Annual Imagine Charity Gala
Benefiting His House Children’s Home
Silvia Smith-Torres (Executive Director at His House Children’s Home) and daughters Silvia Fernandez, Regina Delucca and Carianne Torres

Ashley Galindo (Guest Speaker and Former HHCH Resident) Gino Dorsainvil (Former HHCH Resident)

Over 400 guests attended the beautiful event, a production of A Touch of Class Event Productions and hosted by Master of Ceremony, Myriam Masihy, ten-time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter for Telemundo 51 and NBC 6 South Florida.

The evening theme "Imagine" moved the hearts of all attendees as the audience heard the heartwarming story of Ashley who lived at His House Children’s Home for four years until she was placed with a loving foster family. Today, Ashley is in her first year of college and aspires to become a Case Manager someday so she too can impact the lives of children in the foster-care system.

The guests enjoyed a magnificent "Silent" and "Live Auction," musical performance by Ella Sainte, dance performances by In-Motion Performing Art Center and very special surprises by the Surprise Factor. The guests danced the night away to music by Juniors Entertainment.

“We are thrilled that so many friends joined us at this year’s Imagine Gala and generously supported the organization. Children in foster-care need a safe and loving place they can call home. Over the past 27 years, His House has restored the lives of more than 14,000 children. Today over 200 children call His House their home, Imagine how many more lives we can restore with the generous support of our friends" said Silvia Smith Torres, Executive Director of His House Children’s Home.

The evening raised much-needed funds to provide loving care and homes to the children at His House. This would not have been possible without the faithful support of Sponsors; Royal Caribbean International, Discovery Communications, Bacardi, Edgewater Construction, PNC Bank, SeaLand, Goldstein Schechter Koch, Public Transportation Specialist, Ojala Wine and Advanced Contractors of Florida.

For more information about His House Children’s Home, visit http://www.hhch.org/

Photos by Claudia Rios

Beautiful production by A Touch of Class Events, The Art of Floral Design and Dynacoustics

Mistress of Ceremony Myriam Masihy and her daughter

Ella Sainte

Dan and Yuri Feeney, Claudia Ellmen, Ignacio Rojas (Chairman of the Board at His House) Alejandra Santis and Luis Carrera.

Anthony Arquimbau and Liz Anon (General Counsel at His House Children’s Home)

Artist William Pavolini Mir

Special Presentation by Surprise Factor

Kyle and Breeanna Graham

Chairman of the Board at His House Children’s Home Ignacio Rojas (left) and Executive Director Silvia Smith-Torres

Junior's Entertainment Group

Event captured by Claudia Rios Photography

Alexis Ramirez and Mildred Salvador

Artist Maria Elvira “Manena”

The Imagine Gala Silent Auction

Dance performance by InMotion Performing Art Center

Rosy Rilo-Perez and Miguel Zaldivar

Stars given to donors for their contributions

Junior's Entertainment Group

Rolando and Maylen Rodriguez

Ashley Galindo, former HHCH resident

Special Presentation by Surprise Factor

Marielena Herrera, Dilia Melean (ATC designer of the event), Gianfranco Tomassetti, Luis Mendoza, Alejandro Mendoza, Ella Sainte (singer)

Dance performance by InMotion Performing Art Center

Guests dancing to the music of Junior's Entertainment Group