SKJAJA Fund, a local organization that helps local children participate in social and educational enrichment activities using a “pay it forward” concept will hold its 7th annual “Beach Shack Boil” fundraiser on November 14 to re-fill its grant making coffers.
The SKJAJA Fund depends on the generosity and support of the local community to make the dreams of local underprivileged children come true. They host two major fundraisers a year. The “Beach Shack Boil” takes place Saturday, November 14 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the American Legion Post 6 on Legion Road in Chapel Hill. In the spring they organize the “Color the Hill Fun Run” on UNC’s campus.
Good food, good friends, good bluegrass, all for a great cause! Tickets are $45 per person or $85 per couple and include a traditional Lowcountry Boil with shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and spices, served up with corn bread, beer, wine, sweet tea and dessert. The casual evening features music by the Lester Fricks Band, silent auction – with gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses – and student guest speakers. To purchase tickets to the Beach Shack Boil, please click here or visit SKJAJAfund.org.
The SKAJAJA Fund was inspired by the simple concept of providing assistance to children with the stipulation that they “repay” their gift by doing a good deed for someone or their community – and expect nothing in return. Through its support, local children have taken part in wide range of activities, from team sports, summer camps, and art/music classes to school field trips. In return the students have given hundreds of hours in community service like: volunteering in their or school or community garden, helping their neighbors, and tutoring other students. The impacts of these enrichment and community service activities will be felt for many years, as the children mature and carry with them the confidence and empowerment they gained through these experiences.
According to organizer Charlotte White, “The SKJAJA Fund has helped over 450 students since its inception and awarded over $12,000 during the 2014-15 school year. The Beach Shack Boil helps us fund these activities.”
Pre-paid reservations are required and payment is due by Sunday, November 8. Visit SKJAJAfund.org to pay/register online. For more info call 919.929.9099 or email Char@SKJAJAfund.org