Sunset Happy Hour Event
Projecto Crescer hosted a river boat tour to discuss the importance of our mission.
The first event hosted in the U.S. by Projeto Crescer's founder Wania Howard took place at the Hannibal Heritage Center in Winter Park, FL. It was an afternoon filled with authentic Brazilian appetizers, a boat ride around the Winter Park chain of lakes (provided by Scenic Boat Tour), and lots of donations to help the Projeto Crescer children. During the happy hour that preceded the boat ride, attendees had the opportunity to socialize, enjoy some refreshments and learn more about the Projeto organization. In a moving speech, David Howard, one of the organization's benefactors, talked about the history of the organization, explaining how far it has come since it was founded in 2000, and discussed some of its current plans and ideas for expansion. Arts and crafts made in Brazil were also given away as raffle prizes. After the speech, it was time for everyone to board the boats and enjoy the tour.
I had the pleasure to volunteer in several capacities at the event, and also had the opportunity to talk to people about the Projeto's wonderful work of helping children in need. The event was a success, and the next one will be even better!
Isabella Naaktgeboren (Wania's granddaughter)