Say Yes to Yemen: Funds for the Famine

Felicia Fil

Free, lots of food, family friendly, and fun. If those are words that resonate with you, then you should come to the Diversity Club’s charity fundraiser this Thursday, December 5th, from 5:30-8:00 in the Hopkins Academy Cafeteria. Hopkins Academy is hosting a community fundraiser to support those impacted by the Yemen famine and who are in desperate need of humanitarian aid; a total of over 24 million people. 

Diversity Club has an annual tradition of having a charity fundraiser to support a noteworthy cause or charity. This year, Diversity Club has decided to send all proceeds from the dinner directly to Islamic Relief USA; a charity whose vision is to work together to create a world free of poverty by providing relief, development. The organization also works to empower individuals in communities and give them a voice in the world. Isamic Relief USA provides a variety of women’s programs, food aid, education, health, emergency response, water and sanitation, and much more; regardless of a person’s gender, race, or religion. 

This event invites people to come together to try new food from the Middle East, educate the Hopkins Academy student body and surrounding community members about the Yemen Famine, as well as provide monetary support to the global organization, Islamic Relief USA. Our goal is to reach $2,000. Attendees are encouraged to make donations of any amount. In addition, Hopkins Academy ceramics students have been working hard to create pottery and bowls for the event that attendees will be able to take home after giving money to support such an important cause. Be on the lookout for informational posters that line the halls in school that were made by Ms. Saillant’s Hands on Humanities class that provide all of the necessary information to know for the event. This event is free and open to the public. Diversity Club encourages you to spread the word and we hope to see you all there.