Youth Coffee House Supports Zambian Orphans
Get Ready for the FUSN Youth Coffee House
Plan to buy your tickets—after services or at the door—for the 2013 Youth Coffee House set for on Saturday, March 2.
The event kicks off at 7 p.m. with acoustic and comedy acts; bands hit the stage from 9-11 p.m. in the FUSN Parish Hall. Proceeds of tickets ($5 for youth; $10 for adults) and sales of snacks, tee shirts, and Zambian items benefit the Chawama Family Support Home for AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children in a small township near Lusaka and Communities Without Borders.
Every year Is a Blast!
The First Unitarian Society of Newton (FUSN) holds the Youth Coffeehouse fundraiser in March each year to support Communities Without Borders (CWB). The event raises money to support the education costs of orphans and vulnerable children in Chawama, FUSN’s partner community in Zambia. The event is successful due to the efforts of some 85 youth and 35 adults who serve on the leadership team, committees, and/or as performers. Usually more than 400 attendees buy tickets, food, beverages, and merchandise. Some people make additional donations to CWB after hearing testimonials about CWB’s work in Chawama from FUSN teenagers who traveled to Zambia in the summer.
The event is entertaining! The acts are varied and include acapella groups, bands, comedy troupes, juggling, and musical performances by teenagers from Newton North and Newton South high schools. Two FUSN teens serve as MCs and engage the crowd with humor. The accompanying pictures highlight the array of talent from the show.
Stay tuned for the next Coffee House!
Look Who Performed in 2012
- Melissa Sullivan
- Lucy Green and Stefan Sowa
- Sophie Scharlin-Pettee
- Michael Costello
- Washburn and the River
- SouthBeat and Northern Lights, acappella groups
- SponGen, improv
- Enmotion, dance group
- Rose Taylor, circus acts
- Prom for 8
- Horse on Horse
Location: Parish Hall, 1326 Washington Street, West Newton MA