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Calhoun PTK Chapter To Host Ugandan Missions Presentation To Benefit Invisible Children Project

3/17/2011

The Sigma Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Calhoun Community College will host a community event on Friday, April 1, 2011, to benefit the Uganda Missions Invisible Children project.  The event will be held from 5:30-6:30 pm in the college’s Health Sciences Center, room 109, on the Decatur campus.
            
Invisible Children is an organization started by three young men who, when seeking an adventure in Africa, discovered a tremendous need.  Their hearts were moved and lives changed by the poverty and horrors they found in Uganda, inspiring them to take action in making a difference.  Today, after eight years of diligent work, the communities of Uganda have made incredible progress, however, the threat of terrorists is still very prevalent.  In February of this year, the group launched a new campaign throughout America to build support for their cause and to raise awareness of the severe troubles in Uganda.
            
According to Calhoun student Tom Lawles, PTK vice president of communications and one of the event’s organizers, the goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for the Invisible Children project to build support in the local area, to provide an opportunity for students to learn about poverty and global challenges other countries face, and to bring together student clubs and organizations at Calhoun with the local community.

“The members of our PTK chapter were overwhelmed with the work of the Uganda Missions Invisible Children project and wanted to find some way to support their work,” said Lawles.  “During the event on April 1, we will feature a speaker from Uganda who will share his personal experiences.  We will also present a professional video produced by the project that will give everyone more of an idea of the devastation these Ugandan children face every day and why there is such a need to support  this effort,” added Lawles.

During the event, PTK will sell pizza, soft drinks and desserts as a fund-raiser for their chapter, with a percentage of the profits going to support the Invisible Children project.

For more information, contact Lawles at 256/990-7451.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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