SECOND ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY
On May 7, 2016, Crossroads Springs Africa, Inc. (CSA) will present our second, annual "Off to the Races" Kentucky Derby Party. At Churchill Downs that day, the 142nd Run for the Roses will take place. The CSA Kentucky Derby Party, “Off to the Races,” will take place at the Main House in Knox Farm State Park from 4:30 until 9pm. The Kentucky Derby will be broadcast live on big screen TV’s. Guests will enjoy a live Bluegrass Band, mint-juleps, an open wine and beer bar, a delectable menu provided by the Roycroft Inn and Pick a Pony and Best Hat Contests. Ask anyone who came last year. It was a blast! Please save the date. Tickets are available online now! Click Here. To purchase tickets by mail, please send checks to Crossroads Springs Africa, P. O. Box 242, East Aurora, New York 14052 or call 716-572-3981.
CROSSROADS SPRINGS AFRICA, OFF TO HIGH SCHOOL!
See the excitement and joy on the faces of our Crossroads Springs Africa students, gathering the supplies they are required to bring when they enroll in Form 1, their first year of high school! Eager to learn and pursue their dreams, they began their studies in February, with heartfelt thanks to their CSA sponsors for making it possible, through funding for room, board, tuition, uniforms, and exam fees.
In the photo you can see shoeboxes and students holding up other needed items. Here’s a list of needs that special donations to the CSA Scholarship Program will provide:
- Set books (required reading)
- Shoes (needed for Form 1 and Form 3)
- Scientific Calculator (needed by Form 2 and Form 3)
- Geometric Set and Math Tables (needed by Form1)
- Field Trip Fees (needed once per year)
- Sanitary Pads
- Mosquito Bed Net
- CSA Mentoring/Life Skills Workshop
- Physical Education Kit
You can motivate your school, church or community group to help provide these things! A middle school in Washington state raised fund for shoes for everyone in 2010! A high school student speaking in Western New York as “Young Philanthropist of the Year,” told about the vulnerable children in Kenya, saying,“ I’d walk miles in with them in their shoes….if they had shoes!” On the spot, audience members came forth with generous checks to help her buy shoes!