Catholic Charities NH, one of the state’s largest human services organizations, announced that its 2023 Mardi Gras Gala generated more than $200,000 to help New Hampshire residents emerge from various forms of hardship and crisis, and gain the resources and support they need to create a better path forward.
Held February 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, nearly 300 attendees came together for Catholic Charities NH’s annual signature event, which featured the unique charm, festive atmosphere and fine authentic cuisine of New Orleans, as well as plenty of entertainment, cocktails, a live auction, dancing and more.
Attendees also had a firsthand look into the transformative work of Catholic Charities NH through the lens of a young mother who was homeless, and turned to its New Generation program to get back on her feet and build a self-sufficient future with stable housing.
“As our first in-person Mardi Gras since 2019, we made up for lost time with the experience and celebration that our community deserves,” said Karen Moynihan, vice president of philanthropy at Catholic Charities NH. “I cannot thank our sponsors, attendees and supporters enough for making this memorable evening a reality and showing the incredibly moving impact of what happens when Granite Staters come together to help our neighbors in need.”
All Mardi Gras proceeds go towards the programs and services of Catholic Charities NH, which bring lasting change to individuals and families struggling with a wide range of issues that impact communities across New Hampshire, such as hunger, poverty, financial despair, mental health, homelessness, unsafe environments for children and isolation among seniors.
Mardi Gras is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, including CGI Business Solutions (Presenting Sponsor) and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (dinner sponsor).