It has been a tradition for 20 years now, Andrew Kojelis having a birthday bash where the greatest gift is for the people of South Sudan. It started many years ago when he was listening to Cal Bombay speak of the hardships of these African people and Andrew wanted to help; at first it was small and then it grew over the years. To date Andrew has raised over $180,000 for Cal Bombay’s Harvest and Gardens of Hope charities, and would like to make it to $200,000 which he only needs $19,468 to reach that goal, according to his mother Anne Kojelis who we had the pleasure of speaking to on the air this week.
The party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at New Life Pentecostal Assembly, 85 Clench Avenue and if you would like to help out there are a multitude of ways to do so. First of all you will be helping just by showing up as a $1.00 donation will be made by the provider of the feast, Strodes BBQ, who will also be bringing roast beef on a bun and other food. You can also help out by taking part in a pottery sale that will be happening as the pottery has been donated by a friend and supporter. And finally you are invited to make a free will donation while you enjoy the celebration, food, and music.
Music provided by the first professional group to perform at one of these parties, it is fitting they will be the last, the Hilton Family Gospel Singers. Feel free to join Andrew on Saturday, September 29th, at 6:30 pm and help hit that goal. Funds raised go through Cal Bombay’s charity, which focuses on helping Africans grow crops by putting tools and seeds into refugee camps to help people try to provide fresh vegetables that are desperately needed.