March 2015 – Hokies for Hanbury

Hokies for Hanbury – The was a grant where the Alternative Service Breaks Program volunteers of the YMCA at Virginia Tech worked at the Hanbury Home Orphanage in Mandeville, Jamaica.  They improved facilities, built cribs, as well as served as friends and mentors to the children living at the orphanage.  Upon coming back from their trip they put together this great … Read More

Dec 2012-AHOPE Orphanage, Ethiopia

This grant written by Eryn Amodeo assisted 3 students to travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for two weeks to take care of the HIV positive children living at AHOPE. The students were involved in multiple fundraising efforts and gathering donations to bring with them sports equipment, hygiene and school supplies. The wide array of fund raising built awareness and community … Read More

Nov 2011-Kagoma Gate School

Deirdre Howard wrote this grant with the help of the Teen Board of the Giving Circle to help youth build a foundation of fundraisers over the year to both send youth to northern Uganda to help build the Kagoma Gate School. The fundraisers assisted in the purchase of swing sets for the school grounds.

Nov 2011-Mr. Uganda Pageant

The Uganda Relief Club under Kelley Florence, composed of more than 60 students helps to raise money to help children in the war-torn area of northern Uganda and the surrounding areas to receive an education. Mr. Uganda Pageant, a comedic beauty and talent show for boys will allow the school community to get involved. The funds raised will go to … Read More

Jan 2011-Uganda Relief Club

Awarded to Deirdre Howard The Uganda Relief Club is a club at the Saratoga Springs High School that holds fund raisers to donate to the organization, Invisible Children, Inc. which helps to build schools and positive safe havens for children in the war torn area of Northern Uganda. Deirdre has a passion to help third world countries and to be … Read More

March 2009-“Reaching Out to Africa”: Tunahaki Orphanage, Tanzania, Africa

Awarded to Rebecca E. This grant will help to raise funds and awareness to help an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. “Being able to truly make a difference in people’s lives excites me the most. These children don’t have adequate food, water, clothes or other basic necessities and to be able to change that is incredible! This project will help youth … Read More

June 2008-Comfort Zone: Money for Hygiene Products

Awarded to: Holly F. Money was raised to provide hygiene products for impoverished people in Amsterdam, New York. Holly will use the money to purchase soap, shampoo, tampons and toilet paper in bulk because Food Stamps does not cover these items. Holly felt strongly that these items should not be considered luxuries. These items will be distributed to families monthly … Read More

April 2006-Saratoga Care: Basketball Tournament

Awarded to: Jose V., John L. Grant to support a Basketball Tournament that brought the community together to earn funds to assist the Children”s Sector of the Saratoga Hospital Emergency Room

Jan 2005- Lake Avenue School: Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund

Awarded to: Sara W-G, Danielle E., Grace G. These three young third-graders led their elementary school community in a campaign to help children touched by the Tsunami. Tsunami Relief“We are a group of three, third grade girls conducting a fundraising project. We all dreamed of doing something to help children who needed help. One of us was interested in the … Read More

May 2004-Youth Theater Ministry: Wireless Microphones

Awarded to: Erin S. &amp Emmanuel United Church Supporting a Youth Theater Group that holds yearly benefits for community youth with medical problems. This grant provided for the purchase of wireless headset microphones to support the theater productions. Proceeds of the production helped a young boy get a liver transplant.