HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Students Helping Honduras continues

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Towerlight

1098 days ago   Article ID# 1553195
Original URL

 

Students Helping Honduras

TOWSON, MARYLAND (Towerlight) - It’s been one year since student group Students Helping Honduras erected a children’s home in Villa de Soledad.

The structure would be a haven to orphaned boys and girls, providing them with a house, family, electricity, food, and most importantly, shelter from the harsh environment.

Members fundraised more than $42,000 in four months and traveled to the village to assist in the orphanage’s construction.

“Going back this winter and seeing these boys having a home, having food, going to school, having a family, and them saying, ‘Thank you, Towson, now I have somewhere to go sleep at night,’ it’s overwhelming for the students,” SHH co-president Amanda Fennell said.

Part of that $42,000 came from honduROCK, a concert at the Recher Theatre that featured SHH members and TU alumni Darryl and Elliot Glotfelty’s band, The Lake Effect.

This year, the tradition continued and expanded to include bands Three Tree Experience, Hang On and BALLYHOO!

As of Sunday, SHH Co-president Sara Bielecki said that the group raised more than $8,000 without processing some of their merchandise profits.

The night’s goal was $10,000, double the $5,500 in donations raised at last year’s concert.

The funds would benefit the construction of a bilingual school for the Honduran children, according to Bielecki.

SHH founder Shin Fujyiama aims to build 1,000 schools in Honduras in 10 years.

“All these kid have to walk miles to school and worry about gang violence, getting kidnapped, getting hit by cars and buses,” Bielecki said.

The group has already raised $23,000, roughly half of their $50,000 goal.

Bielecki said that 70 online fundraising pages are active, with 35 members attending every meeting. Towson sponsors the largest SHH chapter in the nation.

“There are so many people who have come to Honduras, wanted to be doctors and lawyers, and changed their career paths,” Fennell said. “It gives you a different perspective and [helps you] find a purpose, and I think what a lot of young people are missing is a purpose. This can definitely help with that.”

SHH is currently selling native crafts, including recycled clutch bags and shot glasses, and is raffling a parking permit for next year.

The group meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in the West Village Commons.

“We’re so addicted to what’s going on in our own lives’ bubbles and certain of people,” Fennell said. “The opportunity to look outside into the Third-World view gets people motivated.”

Copyright 2015 Towerlight   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1098 days ago   Article ID# 1553195

Students Helping Honduras    Visit Website

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Obama: Reject KXL once and for all

Action: Climate Change

President Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone XL bill being pushed through Congress by climate-denying conservatives. But ...

Protect California's deserts with new national monuments

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Thanks to years of work by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, two national monuments to forever protect the state's unparal ...

Deforestation continues in Jammu and Kashmir despite floods

Action: Stop Deforestation

There was a crucial lesson in the floods that ravaged Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. But that lesson is lost, it seems. Even afte ...

Save your bees, please

Action: Stop Pollution

Neonicotinoids, or "neonics," are fast becoming the most popular and widely used class of pesticides in the world such that u ...

Stop new oil and gas drilling off America's shores!

Action: Save Our Oceans

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon caused the biggest oil spill in U.S. history in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama Administ ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.