On Saturday March 9th, The Newport Group represented by Tom Chaparro, had the honor of sponsoring a Jacks table at the 2nd annual Mardi Gras Masquerade and Casino Night hosted by Thomas House Family Shelter. It was held at the Harborside Grand Ballroom in Newport Beach, showcasing breathtaking views and exquisite food. A live auction raised over $200,000, which will support over 150 people each year with services from job assistance and counseling to housing, transportation, and after-school programs.
The shelter’s goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for families with children to remain together while empowering them to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency. They invest their time and resources not only for the current residents but also in the former residents as part of their outreach program. Last year over 95% of their residents graduated from their program, 89% moved into their own home and 81% found full-time employment. The Newport Group values worthwhile causes and appreciates their community support. Thank you, Thomas House Family Shelter, for all that you do!