Engeye Teen Connection (ETC) Will Hold Fundraiser on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Journey UCC in Delmar, New York
Engeye Teen Connection (ETC) is a partner with Engeye Scholars and the Engeye Health Clinic and will be holding a fundraiser to benefit Ddegeya Village in Uganda. The ETC Café Night will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at Journey UCC, located at 500 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, New York. All proceeds will be used to help develop a craft business opportunity for the villagers of Ddegeya and related Engeye projects.
Entertainment will be by local teens and will include several musical performances. Tickets can be purchased for $5.00 at the door on the evening of the event. ETC will also be selling a new wrap bracelet designed especially for Engeye by Sweet P’s jewelry. Proceeds from the sale of the bracelet will also support the craft business and future ETC projects.
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About Engeye Teen Connection (ETC)
ETC is made up of committed teenagers who want to make a difference in the lives of people in Ddegeya Village. Sara Weinman and Brian Hickey, two teenagers who attend Bethlehem and Shaker High Schools, respectively, started ETC because they wanted to get more involved with the mission of Engeye Scholars. They felt compelled to help and motivated to truly make a difference in this world. Under their guidance and supervision, the ETC Board of Directors (BOD) was created, consisting of Brian Hickey, Sara Weinman and Adriana King. Adriana is also a student at Bethlehem High School. The ETC advisor is Misty Richards, part of the Engeye Health Clinic BOD and a medical student at Albany Medical College.
About Engeye Scholars
The Mission of Engeye Scholars is to support the educational initiative of the Engeye Health Clinic. Specifically, our purpose is to help meet the educational needs of children living in and around Ddegeya Village, Uganda. It is our hope to positively impact the lives of children who may not have the opportunity to seek an adequate education on their own. We will work to do this one village at a time. Please help support this cause and instill hope in the hearts and lives of those less fortunate. You can make a difference and provide an educational opportunity for a child for as little as $20.00 per month. You can follow the efforts of ETC at http://www.engeyescholars.com/etc.
About the Engeye Health Clinic
Engeye, a U.S. and Ugandan NGO based in Uganda, was created in 2006 by a dedicated group of medical students to address the disparity in basic health, education and environmental needs of rural Ugandan villagers. Since its inception, the Engeye team has grown to include lawyers, architects, physicians, public health enthusiasts, engineers and more. The Engeye Health Clinic provides care for a region in Uganda that is voiceless, despite its substantial need, and that otherwise would not have access to healthcare. The Engeye Scholars program was born to assist the schools in Ddegeya Village. Education is highly valued in Uganda and many experts believe education is the key to raising poor countries out of poverty. Through scholarships, the children of Ddegeya Village have the opportunity to attend boarding school, which delays child bearing, empowers women and provides newfound hope for a child to fulfill his or her dreams. Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke, Dr. Carlos Elguero, John Leisure, Stephen Po-Chedley, Misty Richards and Anny Su comprise the board of directors for the 501(c) (3) tax deductible, nonprofit organization. For more information, visit: and http://www.engeyescholars.org/
About Journey UCC
Journey is a new church start affiliated with the United Church of Christ and located in Delmar. In addition to offering vibrant worship and education for all ages, the congregation is committed to living out their faith through active service in the local community and around the world.