Good things are happening at House with Heart, as we have shifted from an emergency pandemicmode to refocusing on our mission to move children and families out of a life of poverty.
We’re reaching out into the community, providing more families than ever before with help. Meanwhile at the House, our onsite programs are back up and running, and the children in the HwH family are thriving. We look forward to sharing our progress with you in this newsletter.
Thank you to all of our supporters who make the work of House with Heart possible!
House with Heart will be participating in this fair trade & ethically sourced products event sponsored by the non-profit Justice Rocks.
Clothing, home décor, accessories, crafts, food court, and more.
House with Heart’s 2021 Story contains drama, heartwarming moments, and even some plot twists.
We began the year with big plans to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Covid, however, got in the way of that. But it didn’t stop us from doing what we always do at House with Heart in the face of adversity: we meet it head-on and act. The board of directors mobilizes, the staff gives it their all, the kids adapt and carry on, and the donors and supporters respond.
Although triumphing over adversity is daily business at House with Heart, we take special pride in the way our community stepped up to meet the challenges. This is our Story of 2021.
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Please join us for House with Heart's Virtual Year-end Party. The children are very excited to attend the party and are busy preparing several dances for the celebration. There will be special music by Diwas Gurung with Shikhar Bajracharya, Tom Burchinal, and Maddy Walsh, as well as Margot Sergent and So French Cabaret. A live shopping bazaar follows the party.
The party caps off our 20th Anniversary and is being held in honor of our beloved founder Beverly Bronson. Don't miss this very special event! Admission is free. Donations are encouraged.
We are excited to report that life at House with Heart (HwH) is slowly starting to get back to normal. Our children have returned to their regular school, fully masked. Our staff is vaccinated and back at work. And our older girls, aged 18 and above, have been fully vaccinated. When the family gathered together this year for the important holiday of Dashain, we certainly had many blessings to celebrate.
There is no better day than Mother’s Day to announce that this year is House with Heart’s 20th Anniversary! Our founder Beverly Bronson was beloved “mummy” to two generations of children in the HwH family, as well as a strong role model for the many mothers served by our programs. We dedicate this year to her memory.
There is real power in gratitude. It can bring joy to the darkest of times, even a year like 2020 that was dominated by a global pandemic.
We have much to be grateful for at House with Heart.
Thank you to the more than 100 people who joined us for the Virtual Year-end Party last week.
What a special evening!
We have many people to thank: our lovely supporters, the board of directors for coordinating the event, Daniel Thorburn for Zoom production, the HwH girls and staff who helped with the video, all of the talented musicians who provided amazing music, and our hardworking craft sales people.
You can watch a taped version of the Party (minus the crafts sale) here:
Journalist and adventurer, Tony Fletcher has profiled House with Heart in his popular podcast, One Step Beyond. We invite you to sit back and listen to this compelling episode, which includes stories of our origin and the many challenges we’ve faced over the years.
Best of all, it features the voice of one of House with Heart‘s daughters, Manu Shrestha, 22, who took her own “One Step Beyond” to pursue a nursing degree in the U.S. three years ago. Board Chair Colleen Boland joins the conversation to share the story of our history.
You are invited to our first virtual ZOOM fundraising class, Simple Embroidery: Decorate a face mask, Tuesday, July 28 from 7:30-9:30 PM EST. Cost is $40, includes mask and materials.
Our children continue to be at home on lockdown as Covid numbers rise in Nepal. Manager Hem Bahadur Rai has been stocking up on food, general supplies, and gas in preparation for an extended pandemic. The kids are taking their classes online. Thanks to Dammar Bista, the Shangri La School Vice Principal and our longtime partner, who personally administered exams in our garden. We’re looking forward to good results.
Thank you to all who attended this special night!
House with Heart (HwH), a family home for abandoned children in Kathmandu, Nepal is delighted to announce that American composer Philip Glass will serve as the Honorary Chair of the organization.
Mr. Glass has been involved with the U.S.-based charity House with Heart since its inception. His friendship with the organization’s founder, Beverly Bronson, allowed him to witness her tenacity and commitment to this difficult mission first-hand.
“I have the greatest admiration for what my friend Beverly achieved,” Mr. Glass said. “Firstly, by her humanity and her drive to help the less fortunate and, subsequently, for the way she inspired so many other people to do the same.
We opened the doors to the Beverly Bronson Center (BBC) on June 1 . Thank you to our amazing donors!