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Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, CT Dance for Change Fundraiser!

A team for HALO FOUNDATION

  • $10,841
    Raised
  • 143
    Donors
  • 60
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$10,841 raised

of $6,250



A dance-a-thon fundraiser to provide 1 year of education for all 21 boys living in the HALO Makarere Orphanage in Kampala, Uganda.

Leaderboard

name dollars donors

1

Tanner Gleason

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$1,400 11

2

Kevin Weikel

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, CT - Dance for Change Fundraiser!

$875 12

3

Christine Mueller

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$775 5

4

Ryan Goss

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, Connecticut Dance for Change Fundraiser

$675 5

5

Jefferson Wilkes

Halo Macarere Orphanage Home

$550 5

6

Ally Needham

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, Connecticut Dance for Change Fundraiser

$500 8

7

Becky Butler

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury CT Dance for Change Fundraiser

$451 9

8

Craig White

Pilgram Fellowship of Simsbury, CT - Dance for Change Fundraiser

$420 8

9

Tessa Di Gennaro

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, CT - Dance for Change Fundraiser!

$355 4

10

Patti Scanlon

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, CT - Dance for Change Fundraiser

$348 7

11

Patrick Long

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$300 5

12

Ryan Ahrens

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$300 3

13

Audrey Allen

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$300 7

14

Jordan Woods

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$255 3

15

Katie Robucci

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$235 7

16

Colin Kirkland

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$225 3

17

Abby Ritson

Pilgrim Fellowship Simsbury, CT Dance for Change Fundraiser

$210 3

18

Doug Hedman

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury CT Dance for Change Fundraiser

$200 7

19

Clive Moffat

Dance for Change HALO Makerere Orphanage Home

$200 5

20

Shane Arena

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$190 5

21

Ethan Pandolfi

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury Connecticut

$170 2

22

Kara Auclair

Pilgrim Fellowship Simsbury, CT Dance for Change Fundraiser

$155 4

23

Kelsey Olson

Pilgrim Fellowship Dance, Simsbury, CT - Dance for Change

$150 2

24

cordae moffat

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$145 6

25

Laura Morgan

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$141 3

26

Gabby Cusano

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$117 3

27

Mia Capobianco

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$106 3

28

Khari Armstrong

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 1

29

Gerald Nelson

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 1

30

Kirk Scully

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 1

31

Matthew Juliano

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 2

32

Tess MacKay

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 1

33

Christa Fagone

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 1

34

Allison Schulman

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury CT Dance for a change Fundraiser

$100 3

35

Hayley Maher

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT - Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 3

36

Sarah Mattison

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$100 4

37

Janina Calabro

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$95 3

38

Rosie Worthen

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$80 4

39

Chris Towles

PF youth group Dance for Change

$75 2

40

Tim Lockyer

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$55 2

41

Taylor Preusse

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$50 1

42

Ben Hogan

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$30 1

43

Ben Durst

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$30 1

44

Ali Graham

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$30 1

45

Justin Schulman

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$25 1

46

matthew burhans

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

47

Megan Westcott

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

48

Rachel Johnson

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

49

Katie Robucci

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

50

Erin Misericordia

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

51

Jack Polizzi

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser1

$0 0

52

Taylor Preusse

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser!

$0 0

53

Briana Serio

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

54

Katie Guiliano

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

55

Erin Misericordia

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

56

Katherine Sennott

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

57

Hayley Maher

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

58

Samantha Aleksiewicz

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, Connecticut Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

59

Michelle Coster

Pilgrim Fellowship of Simsbury, Connecticut Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

60

Jack Polizzi

Pilgrim Fellowship, Simsbury CT, Dance for Change Fundraiser

$0 0

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On the evening of April 8th, 2011, our youth group will be hosting "Dance for Change," a dance-a-thon fundraiser. We are hoping to raise enough funds to provide one year of education for all 21 boys living in the HALO Makarere Home, an Orphanage in Kampala, Uganda.

Why a dance-a-thon? Two reasons: 1) The boys of Makarere are known for their fun-loving spirits and they love to dance. 2) To celebrate the education and change that our fundraising will bring to their lives.

These 21 boys come from difficult pasts and the Makarere Home provides shelter, water, food, clothing, and education and uses art therapy and the teachings of Jesus to give them a loving foundation on which to stand. But…they need outside help to support their efforts.

We have set a goal of raising $6250. This amount will pay for a full year of education for all 21 boys. Compare that to the approximately $8000 it costs to provide one year of education for one child in the Simsbury school system.

This fundraiser is especially exciting because it has personal ties. Last spring, Peter Sseggembe visited with our youth group and shared his story. As a boy, Peter grew up in the Makarere Home where he gained an education and learned values of love, compassion, and respect. Because of Makarere, Peter was able to graduate from college and is now a mentor to boys living in the Makarere Home as well as other orphanages. It was after Peter's visit when our youth expressed a deep desire to support the boys of Makarere.

On Sunday April 3rd, we will skype with the boys of Makarere to meet them and hear from them about what education means for their lives. This fundraiser is about providing education for 21 boys, it's a celebration of change in their lives, and it will open the eyes of our young people.

Here is how you can participate...

1) Donate! If you would like to donate to the collection effort of a specific member of our youth group, click on their name above and follow the instructions under "Make A Donation" on the right side of their page. If you would like to make a general donation, click on any name above and do the same.

2) Dance! You can attend "Dance for Change!" Our youth group will be dancing from 7pm-midnight, but all members, friends, and family of First Church are invited to dance from 7-10pm in Palmer Hall at First Church, Simsbury. Together we will dance our hearts out as we celebrate the education that together we will have provided for the boys of the Makarere Orphanage!

3) Meet the boys of Makarere! Join us for the 10am worship service on April 3rd and stay for a Skype session with the boys of Makarere in the Sanctuary after the service (11am)!

Let's give these boys a bright future through education. We can do this. Please donate now!

Rev. Kevin Weikel, Minister for Youth and Young Adults

Team Captain

Kevin Weikel Kevin Weikel



  1. Kids KowoKids Kowo 05/18/2013 at 07:09 PM ET
    A dance-a-thon fundraiser to provide Education to kids kowo,in kaliro uganda
  2. Kids KowoKids Kowo 05/18/2013 at 06:34 PM ET
    keep up the great support to the society.
  3. Allison SchulmanAllison... 04/02/2011 at 10:30 AM ET
    Congratulations! keep up the good work!
  4. Mark BlackmanMark... 03/19/2011 at 03:13 AM ET
    What an awesome cause. Keep up the great work!
  5. Allison SchulmanAllison... 03/09/2011 at 09:23 AM ET
    Hope everyone has emailed and begun contacting your peeps!