Charity | Lend A Hand Uganda USA (LAHU-USA) – Annual Gala Wednesday March 9th Hudson Terrace, New York City

Posted February 27, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 4,447 views


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Summary — Lend A Hand Uganda USA (LAHU-USA) announces its annual Spring Gala will take place March 9 at the Hudson Terrace in New York City. Celebrity performance and guest appearances will include Ugandan Hip-Hop artist GNL Zamba, co-writers of the Invisible Thread musical Griffin Matthews & Matt Gould, and the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy. The proceeds fund micro-entrepreneurship projects that teach orphaned and vulnerable Ugandan children skills for sustaining brighter futures.

Spring Gala to Benefit Orphans & Vulnerable Children of Uganda

NEW YORK – February 1, 2016 – Lend a Hand Uganda USA (LAHU-USA) announces its upcoming Spring Gala, an annual event to raise funds for orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda. The event is slated for Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at The Hudson Terrace in New York City. The LAHU-USA Spring Gala welcomes friends, supporters, sponsors, business owners, and U.N. dignitaries to an evening of food, drink, music, and entertainment. To attend, please visit


The Spring Gala makes it possible for many at-risk children to find homes, receive education, and learn marketable skills. Harriet Zaffoni, founder of LAHU-USA and CEO of Harkiss Designs, a socially-conscious enterprise based in New York, explains, “Proceeds from the night are contributed to micro-entrepreneurship projects that help Ugandan families become self-sufficient.” Currently, LAHU-USA helps fund and develop: agricultural projects, such as growing ginger and mushrooms for market; raising pigs, rabbits, and ducks for food sales; tailoring; and bricklaying.

The number of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda stretches into the millions. Many children become orphaned by HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty, or domestic violence. Without homes, access to basic needs, or human rights, their survival is a daily struggle. Violent gangs, drug dealers, and human traffickers are constant dangers. Some at-risk children are as young as 5 years old.

LAHU-USA believes that every child has the right to education, a healthy life, and hope for a brighter future. LAHU-USA helps secure this reality only through the support of donations and fundraisers like the Spring Gala.

For more information on the 2016 Spring Gala, please visit

To purchase tickets or donate, please visit

Lend a Hand Uganda USA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City. For further information about LAHU-USA, please contact — and Amy Noelle (, 866.312.9937, ext. 2).

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