Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe Walk for Orphans
The Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe (FCEE) student organization annual Walk for Orphans is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, at the corner of Gratiot and Superior streets in Alma. The events begin at 1:00 p.m.and the walk begins at 2:00 p.m.
FCEE supports the Vaselka Orphanage outside of Kiev, Ukraine. There are 60 children in the orphanage between the ages of 4 and 18, 80 percent of whom are chronically ill from the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Since adopting the orphanage in 2001, Alma College students have installed heating and plumbing, but we still have many goals. The orphanage is currently $16,000 in debt from a recent roof collapse.
FCEE members encourage the campus and local community to have some fun and help achieve the goal of $3,000. Donations of $25 or more receive a free T-shirt, and there will be raffles for an ipod, digital camera and homemade blanket. The men of Sigma Chi fraternity will barbeque.
Donations can be sent to: FCEE, 022 Newberry Hall, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801.
Posted: Thu, March 30th, 2006 at 1:39PM