Campus Walk To Raise Money for Orphanage
Event: Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe Walk for Orphans
Time/Place: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16th
Start: On the Alma College campus between the Swanson Academic Center and the Library
A campus walk to raise money for an orphanage in Kiev, Ukraine, will take place Sept. 16 at Alma College. The public is welcome.
Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe, a non-profit organization founded by Alma College students, hosts an annual fund raiser to support the Vaselka Orphanage. The orphanage is home to 48 children between the ages of 1 and 16, some of whom are chronically ill from the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster.
“Since adopting the orphanage in 2001, we have installed heating and plumbing, but we still have many goals,” said Alma College junior Dave Lapham, an executive board member of the organization. “The orphanage is currently $16,000 in debt from a recent roof collapse.”
The Walk for Orphans, which will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 on the Alma College campus between the Swanson Academic Center and the library, also will include a barbeque. This year’s fund raising goal is $3,000. Individuals who donate $25 or more receive a free t-shirt. T-shirts also will be sold for $10.
Community members along with Alma College students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. Individuals who cannot attend but would like to help can send donations to: Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe, 022 Newberry Hall, Alma College, Alma, MI 48801.
Posted: Tue, September 5th, 2006 at 1:03PM