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Ghanaian Assoc. Of Lake County 2019 Xmas Party !

The Ghana Association of Lake County, GALC, celebrated this year’s Xmas with a Mega Party at the luxurious Lakehurst Banquets, 300 Lakehurst Road, Waukegan, Illinois.

Since 2017, the organization has been using the end of year Xmas party to raise funds to support its charitable activities in the USA and Ghana.

GALC’s mission is to use principles of education, economic development, spiritual/religious models, and community development mechanisms to transform the lives of individuals and families.

In an address, the President of the Association, Dr. Francis Dotse Morkeh said “Though the organization is young, we are involved in transformational processes to better the lives of strategically targeted vulnerable and needy populations through our diverse programs. Hence the goal of our annual Christmas parties is to showcase our purpose, objectives and goals to the public for support.” “On behalf of the leadership, we welcome you and your loved ones as special guests to participate in our end of year program,” he concluded.

Since 2015, the group has been participating in the feed my starving children yearly! They bag foods to be sent to deprived kids in developing countries. They also assisted in soup kitchen in Libertyville, Illinois, which provides non perishable food, clothing etc. to women’s shelter in Zion. The shelter caters for abused women.

Resume building, financial management workshops and other activities are some of the programs geared towards the youth in the organization. Some of these programs afford the youth to obtain community service hours towards their academic programs.

The organization has provided books to School libraries in the district of Ekumfi Ekrowfo, in the central region of Ghana.

During the summer months, the organization organize back to school picnic where they distribute back to school supplies to the youth.

This year’s Xmas party was one of a kind as members of the association, their friends and supporters packed the banquet hall to the brim. There was so much to eat and drink. Ghanaians in and around the Lake County of Illinois now has a formidable association to be proud of. If you want to become a member please contact the President, Francis Morkeh by calling 224 715 2463.

Source: Bernice Adjei

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