ROSEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Oct. 13, Party with a Purpose wrapped up its seventh annual event at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, IL. A record-breaking number of guests joined together to raise nearly $200,000 to support nutrition, health, educational and job skills training for a community of 1,200 vulnerable children in Nicaragua.
Each year, one hundred percent of the proceeds from the party and the auctions support ORPHANetwork, a non-profit organization whose focus is to break cycles of poverty through the local Nicaraguan church.
Over the course of seven years, this Chicago area party has raised nearly $1.2 million to provide approximately 2.3 million meals, medical and dental care, deworming treatments, hygiene training and support for new moms that have collectively reduced malnourishment rates by 50 percent in the former refugee community of Nueva Vida. A video of a Nicaraguan family who has been directly impacted by the parties captivated this year's crowd as the mother explained how her son is now working and breaking the cycle of poverty thanks to the help of the holistic care provided in the community.
Party with a Purpose was started in 2011 by John Pitzaferro, CEO and Founder of TransNational Payments, after he traveled to Nicaragua. Seeing the tangible impact their donations are making in the lives of the children and families in Nicaragua, John, his wife Stacey, the employees of TransNational Payments and countless volunteers continue give their time, talent and energy to make each annual party better than the last.
ORPHANetwork currently partners with more than 200 Local Church Initiatives in Nicaragua to break cycles of poverty through holistic care focused on health, education and job skills training for nearly 20,000 vulnerable children. Additionally, ORPHANetwork cares for 370 orphaned and abandoned children through partnerships with six child protection centers (orphanage homes) across Nicaragua.
Visit these websites to learn more about:
Party with a Purpose: https://partywithapurposechicago.com/
ORPHANetwork : https://orphanetwork.org/
About TransNational Payments
Since 1999, TransNational Payments has been an industry leader in credit card processing, online payments and mobile payment solutions, being recognized as one of the most charitable and socially responsible companies in the industry. Merchants trust TransNational Payments to manage their credit card processing payments in-store, online and anywhere their business takes them.