Past Events

2019 Annual From the Couch Fundraiser

Thank you to all those who participated in our From the Couch fundraiser on November 20th, 2019! Thanks to your donations and raffle ticket purchases we were able to raise over $2500! Our infamous raffle included almost $2000 worth of donated prizes including Apple Airpods and tons of giftcards! To see our list of raffle winners, please visit our Facebook page. 

2019 Annual Summer Event


EACH’s first annual summer event was held on August 10, 2019 and was a great success! Thanks to everyone who attended or donated we were able to raise over $2,000! Special thanks to Ramblin’ Dan & The Freewheelin’ Band for the great songs and Lizzie Creason Photography for all the amazing photos!


2019 March MadnessSee the source image

March Madness was another great success for EACH! The donations from this year’s pool will went towards our secondary school sponsorship program at the Good Hope Initiative in Uganda. We raised about $1,000!

2018 Annual Fundraiser


EACH’s Annual Fundraiser was a success at Public House on May 10th, 2018! As always, the event featured an amazing raffle, great drink specials and our generous supporters! We raised about $4,000 for EACH Kids.


2018 New York City Triathlon

On July 1st, 2018 EACH competed in the 2XU New York City Triathlon. It is an Olympic Distance race consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run.

Email us to learn more about being a part of the EACH team in 2019!

2018 March Madness

March Madness!

March Madness was crazy this year! After several upsets early on in the brackets we were excited to watch Villanova win the tourney! 2018 March Madness was the most successful year yet for EACH. We raised almost $1,000 thanks to our charitable college basketball fans. The donations from this year’s pool went toward expanding agricultural capacities at the Good Hope Initiative in Uganda.  

Thanks for joining in the fun and for supporting East Africa Children’s Hope!!!

2017 Annual Fundraiser




EACH was back at Public House on September 12, 2017 for our annual fundraiser! As always, the event was a huge success with our notorious raffle and long standing EACH supporters. We were able to raise more than $3,500 due to our generous donors!

2017 New York City Triathlon


On July 16th, 2017 TEAM EACH competed in the Life Time  New York City Triathlon. What a great success our team was this year! The EACH relay team which consisted of Michelle Fawn, Carrie Estill and Selena Calingo and individual Stephanie Bliss raised more than $4,000 for EACH Kids!

March Madness

Sport - 19A big thank you to all those who participated in this year’s March Madness pool! Over $650 was donated to East Africa Children’s Hope. The donations from this year’s pool will go toward expanding agricultural capacities at the Good Hope Initiative in Uganda.

2016 EACH Annual Fundraiser


EACH held our annual fundraiser on November 28th, 2016 at Public House (140 East 41st Street New York NY 10017). This year our generous donors helped to raise $5000!

This year’s  prizes included a  48” Roku TV, a Dyson vacuum, tickets to the Guggenheim, custom artwork, and gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond,, Target, Starbucks and many more!

Thank you to all those who donated and attended!

2016 New York City Triathlon

On July 25th, 2016 the EACH athletes competed in the Panasonic New York City Triathlon. It is an Olympic Distance race consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run.




This year the EACH team and 3,000 other athletes braved the waters of the mighty Hudson River before biking along Manhattan’s West Side highway. Finally, the athletes put on their running shoes to head to the finish line through New York’s famed Central Park!



EACH supporters were on the sidelines to cheer on the team as they crossed the finish line!




Mommy’s Toolbox Giveaway

MTB_PhotoShoot6EACH partnered with Mommy’s Toolbox, a subscription based company that sends monthly boxes of goodies to moms and moms-to be.  For every $5 donated to EACH in the month of December, received an entry into a drawing for one of 3 three-month subscriptions to the service, a $45 dollar value!

Mommy’s ToolBox is a monthly subscription from pregnancy through 12 months of core essential item(s). One of the biggest advantages of Mommy’s Toolbox is that it enables parents to decide what products work best for them and their babies, at a minimal cost. Their goal is to help new parents experience products and brands that might otherwise be unfamiliar to them.

EACH’s 2015 Annual Fundraiser


On November 16th, East Africa Children’s hope held its annual fundraiser at Butterfield 8. The event was a great success! We raised over $4000 that will be put into the construction of a new dormitory at the Good Hope Initiative. 





IMG_4121The dormitory will house approximately 80 children from the communities surrounding the Kisweera village, allowing these students to attend 7th grade because of generous donors like you! We will also increase the number of classrooms at GHI in 2016  to accommodate the new students. IMG_2127



Prizes from this years raffle included gift cards to stores and restaurants including a Samsung Galaxy tablet, Xbox One game console, gift cards to Bloomingdales, Banana Republic, Starbucks and many more!




Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble

wrappingEast Africa Children’s Hope raised over $500 this year gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble on the Upper East Side of NYC this holiday season! Volunteers wrapped gifts every Wednesday evening between Thanksgiving and Christmas at the B&N located on 86th st and Lexington Avenue (click here for store details). Thanks for stopping by to have your Barnes and Noble purchases gift wrapped and your generous donations!

2014 EACH Annual Fundraiser

018On September 23rd East Africa Children’s hope held its annual fundraiser at Ainsworth Park (111 E. 18th St., New York, NY). The event was a great success! We raised approximately $6,000 which will go towards our first income generating project in Uganda. We plan to build a pig farm near our site in Mubende which will allow our school at Good Hope to reduce its reliance on donations for operating costs.



Income generated from the pig farm will be allocated towards operating costs for the farm as well as teacher salaries and school supplies. We are so thankful to all of our donors and to our raffle prize donors for their generous donations. We will keep you up to date on the progress of our pig farm as construction will begin before the end of 2014. 





EACH Trivia Night

TriviaThanks to all of our supporters who came out to The Hill for a trivia night fundraiser to benefit the efforts of the five terrific athletes who will compete in the NYC Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2014! With your help, we raised over $700 to support EACH & our athletes!

March Madness

x1This year East Africa Children’s Hope raised over $700 In our March Madness pool! Donations were used to finish paying for classrooms under construction at Good Hope Initiative, our project site in Uganda.

A huge thanks goes out to all those who joined in the fun and supported East Africa Children’s Hope!!



California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraising Event!



On Thursday June 13th & Friday June 14th, 2013 supporters of EACH and California Pizza Kitchen helped us raise over $350! A huge thanks goes out to California Pizza Kitchen everyone who came out to support EACH and our triathlon athletes!


St. Francis of Assisi Visit

467694_463025130442264_583935306_oOn May 8th, EACH Founder and President Melanie Dascenzo & Director of Public Affairs Trish Bertuccio visited with students in Queens, NY to talk about EACH’s mission and kickoff a week-long fundraiser. K106 for collected the most money for EACH and won an ice cream party! A big THANK YOU to St. Francis of Assisi School in Astoria for their fantastic fundraising efforts!


Cuts for a Cause!

logo_WaddellEast Africa Children’s Hope would like to thank the Janet Waddell Studio and her wonderful clients for their generous donations and support. Throughout the month of April 20% of net sales of products and 10% of salon services were donated to EACH. To schedule and appointment or purchase products, go to or call (212) 388-0878. You can also visit the studio at 243 East 18th St., New York, NY.

EACH’s First New England Fundraiser!

NEFundOn Thursday, April 25th EACH held our first annual New England fundraiser at Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Country Pub – 303 Shears St. Wrentham, MA 02093

Our Annual Fundraiser Raised $695 for the children of East Africa Children’s Hope and the Boston One Fund. Each organization received 50% of donations brought in at this event. Thank you to all who attended and to all of our volunteers and sponsors!

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EACH Comedy Night!

GothamComedy On Tuesday, April 2nd EACH triathlete supporters came out for a night of fun, laughs, and prizes! Thanks to their generosity EACH and our triathletes raised over $1200! A special thanks goes out to our wonderful comedians who made the night such a success:

Josh Homer (Live at Gotham)
Moody McCarthy (Late Show w/David Letterman)
Robin Fox (Winner – 2012 Ladies of Laughter)
Karen Bergreen (Author – “Perfect Is Overrated”)
Chris Distefano (MTV2’s Guy Code)
Keith Alberstadt (Late Show w/David Letterman)
Hosted by Harris Bloom (Founder/President “Stewie to the Rescue” animal rescue)

Zumba with East Africa Children’s Hope!

zumba On Thursday, November 15th EACH supporters and staffers “got low” for a good cause with Zumba Instructor Christina at Athleta 1517 Third Avenue (btwn 85 and 86 st)!


On behalf of Upendo, Good Hope Initiative, and East Africa Children’s Hope, THANK YOU!