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Y Raises Nearly $1,000 for AWAKENHAITI

posted by Michelle Bell | June 29, 2018

The Carlisle Family YMCA’s annual Mini Carnival & Auction to Benefit AWAKENHAITI was a big hit again this year. The event was held June 16, 2018 at the Y. Thanks in part to the beautiful day and the new location, the Y raised $977. Many kids and adults enjoyed carnival games, inflatables and the chance to win some great prizes in a Chinese Auction. Some delicious food also was available for purchase.

All of the proceeds from the carnival, auction and baked goods were given to AWAKENHAITI, a Carlisle-based organization that works with the Good Samaritan Girls’ and Boys' Homes located outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They money will be used to support a short-term missions team that will be visiting the home in July.

“With the funds raised by this event, our team in July will be taking the Good Samaritan kids and students out of their walls and the city for three day trips. They will have the opportunity to experience more of their country and culture,” said Deb Denlinger, Operations Director for AWAKENHAITI. “We also will be painting the interior of our girls’ home and will be hiring a Haitian crew to paint the exterior.”

At the Y, building a strong global community begins at home. Ys in the U.S. help individuals around the world gain access to life-changing resources and support. As an interconnected global network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger—both at home and abroad.

“It is great to work for a non-profit organization that is willing to hold an event and give away all of the proceeds to help make a difference in the lives of people in Haiti,” said Michelle Bell, Marketing Director at the Y.

The carnival was one event in the Carlisle Family YMCA’s 2018 Healthy Family Home Series sponsored by The Tuckey Companies. Strouse Entertainment and A-1 Vending also supported the event with donations. And a number of area businesses provided prizes for the auction.

PHOTO CAPTION: Carlisle Family YMCA Physical Director Jay Cattron, left, and Associate Executive Director Justin Rose, right, present a check for $977 to Deb Denlinger, Operations Director for AWAKENHAITI.