Long Island - Children's Hope Fund Awarded With A Donation On Behalf of Students At Shoreham-Wading River High School
March 21, 2012
Shoreham, NY, March 21, 2012 - Power to Learn and Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker recognized Global Awareness Club students at Shoreham-Wading River High School for participating in this year's Charity Champions, a program from Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice. At the event, Legislator Anker recognized the students for their dedication to the charity and Student Advisor Kevin Mann discussed the school's involvement with Charity Champions. Student Samantha Lacovara, a member of the Hope Children's Fund board, then spoke about their charity of choice explaining how every February, Global Awareness Club students travel to Kenya with donations for the Jerusa Mwararia Hope Children's Home in Meru. Their fundraising activities throughout the year are directly related to Kenyan craft sales. All of the proceeds from the craft sales help advance the many programs in place to help the home become self-sufficient, including the completion of a kitchen, continued work on the technical training center and help with secondary tuition fees. During their annual February trip to Kenya this year, 14 students brought donations to the Hope Children's Home and brought back with them locally hand-made crafts to be sold at craft sales.
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The school was presented with $1,000 to be donated to the Children's Hope Fund and also received $500 for the furtherance of the students' charitable activities.
"I commend MSG Varsity and Cablevision for recognizing the commitment of these young people and I thank every student involved in the Charity Champions program for their enthusiastic support of the Children's Hope Fund," said Legislator Anker. "It is heartening to see young people committed to helping children in an area where aid is so desperately needed."