CARLISLE — The Carlisle Family YMCA held its second Mini Carnival to Benefit AWAKENHAITI at the George B. Stuart Athletic Fields at the end of May.
The Y raised $867 at the festival, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the event being donated to AWAKENHAITI, a Carlisle-based organization that works with the Good Samaritan Boys’ Home located outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They money will be used to send 10 boys to a soccer clinic that starts in October and runs through May 2016.
“We are very grateful for the support from the Y to help to send our boys to the soccer clinic again this year,” said Deb Denlinger, operations director for AWAKENHAITI. “It is a great experience for them and they really enjoy it.”
“It’s exciting to be part of an organization that holds an event and gives away all of the proceeds to help make a difference in the lives of kids in another country,” said Tyler Getz, soccer program supervisor at the Y. “We take for granted having access to soccer and other sports teams. It’s nice to be able to give that same privilege to these 10 boys in Haiti.”
The carnival was one event in the Carlisle Family YMCA’s 2015 Healthy Family Home Series sponsored by The Tuckey Companies.