2020 Gala Update
Following the latest CDC recommendations to cancel all large gatherings over the next two months, it is with a heavy heart that we have cancelled KIND’s Annual Gala that was scheduled for May 5th in New York City.
We are saddened to not convene this year to celebrate the accomplishments of our incredible pro bono partners – including honorees DLA Piper, Jones Day, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. While our work to put the finishing touches on this year’s Gala has ceased, we remain laser focused on our mission to serve children on the move and are doubling down on ways to address the unique challenges posed by the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The children we serve have always faced dangers and uncertainty, but we are keenly aware that those living in perilous conditions in Mexico as they await their U.S. immigration hearing, those with limited access to health care, those in detention facilities that house large numbers of people, and other kids in various points along their search for safety face even more danger as a result of this international pandemic. It is unclear how the government will ultimately respond to those challenges, but KIND is positioned to rise up now and address them head on. Our work is more important today as at any other time in our history.