Swazi Legacy, Inc. is a New York State not-for-profit corporation and a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity organization dedicated to assisting in the support, care and education of marginalized and homeless young people at risk through poverty in Swaziland. Donations and proceeds from our fundraisers go directly to support Manzini Youth Care and the McCorkindale’s Orphanage in Swaziland.
ALL VOLUNTEER Everyone involved with Swazi Legacy works on a voluteer basis. They do not receive compensation, nor do we pay fees for fundraising efforts. You can be assured that your money will be going to children who need it.
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2013 MISSION TRIP
A life changing experience
See a gallery of photos from the 2013 trip
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Read the reflections of student’s experiences
2016 MISSION TRIP
brought 3 countries together
See a gallery of photos from the 2016 trip
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Read the reflections of student’s experiences
Want to arrange your own Mission trip?
Besides being an adventure of a lifetime, tourism also helps to boost the economy of Swaziland. What better way to learn about the plight of the Swazi people than to witness it firsthand?
Contact us with questions about arranging your own trip.
Rolands ALL OUT AFRICA TOURS Click HERE to visit
• 2009 Visit for Fr. Pat’s Funeral– It was during this first visit that the impact of his life-long work was realized along with the importance it held to the Swazi people. The children of Swaziland depended on him and the family was inspired to continue his mission and carry on his legacy.
• Swazi Legacy was formed to raise funds to help shelter and educate the children in Swaziland and educate all people about the inequities that exist in the world. We encourage all to help through education, volunteering and donating.
.• 2013 trip – 18 students, 8 adults made the first Mission trip to Swaziland to work directly with the MYC children and bring donations and had life changing experience!
• 2016 trip – A second trip with 18 students and 10 adults brought 3 different counties together to renovate some of the homes and classrooms. Besides being the trip of a life time, tourism also helps to boost the economy of Swaziland. What better way to learn about the plight of the Swazi people than to witness it firsthand.
• 2018– This year we will have 2 special visitors, Fr Tim Wren and Cellamusa Dlamini, from Swaziland, help achieve our goals. Please read more about each of them here.
• read Bio of Fr Tim Wren HERE
• read Bio of Cellamusa Dlamini HERE
YEAR BY YEAR
- Raised $69,0000 and received approx 4,000 towards website makeover
- Swazi Day@ EHS raised enough money to send 2 kids to HS and informed faculty staff and student Body about Swazi.
- EHS Wellness day in March
Swazi legacy coordinated group sessions with Alan Bigelow/Solar Punch along with Danny Connors to educate students on how to create a sustainable environment and their impact on developing countries.see
http://www.solarpunch.org/ For their mission statement
- 2015 October Newsletter
Raised $65, 000 dollars
Swaziday at the HS raised awareness among the student body about the conditions in Swaziland and raised enough money to send 6 students to school for one year.
Supporters of Swazilegacy visited Swaziland. A group of 21 ( 13 students and 8 adults) travelled to Swaziland Africa to see firsthand how our donations have impacted the lives of our children. We also worked at the Mc Corkindale orphanage for 4 days doing much needed renovations.
Swaziday at EHS was another great success. students in the art classes worked to develop pieces of Art work that displayed life in Swaziland. This work was displayed Around the school to help increase awareness. Raised enough money to send two students to hS.
Celebrated our 3rd annual Swazi Dance where students work was displayed.
In 2011 we made great strides in our effort to support the children of Swaziland. Here are some of our major accomplishments:
Raised over $40,000 for McCorkindale’s Orphanage, doubling the amount from the year before.
Initiated a poster competition at Eastchester High School as a means of increasing awareness.
Held our 2nd annual fundraising dance.
Celebration of Swazi Day at EHS resulted in an increase in awareness of the global inequities that exist in our world and students raised enough money to send two kids to high school and two kids to elementary school.
Fr. John Thompson, director of MYC in Swaziland, visited New York in September and met with the committee and also visited the students at EHS. He shared many stories with them, explaining what life is like in Swaziland and how they can get involved.
Swazi Day Eastchester High School, Eastchester, New York December 2011
Swazi Legacy Poster Competition Eastchester School District, Eastchester, New York October 2011
Human Rights Club’s Welcome Back Carnival Eastchester High School, Eastchester, New York Saturday, September 17, 2011
The student members of the Eastchester Human Rights Club provided the following report on the success of this annual carnival.
CYO Swazi Legacy Pasta Dinner Immaculate Conception Church – Tuckahoe, NY Saturday, May 7th, 2011
This year the Catholic Youth Organization of Immaculate Conception in Tuckahoe, New York supported Swazi Legacy in their annual pasta dinner. Kevin Winnie, one of the students involved, wrote up a summary of his experiences.
Global Village Day at Byram Hills High School Byram Hills High School – Armonk, NY Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Byram Hills students represented Swazi Legacy at their annual Global Village Day. One of the students involved wrote up a summary of her experiences and provided pictures of the event.
2nd Annual Swazi Legacy Dance Molly Spillane’s – 211 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
This year’s annual fundraiser was the best yet! We have posted information about the event and photos online.
Pub Quiz The Heritage Bar – 960 McLean Ave, Yonkers, New York Sunday, November 21st, 2010
Eastchester Human Rights Festival Eastchester High School , Eastchester, New York Saturday, September 25th, 2010
The carnival was a success, and featured in the press.
You can watch the video coverage of the event, and also browse an online photo gallery!
1st Annual Swazi Legacy Dinner & Dance Molly Spillane’s – Mamaroneck, New York Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Our first fundraiser was a very successful event where all goals were met:
Raising funds to house and educate the children at McCorkindale’s Orphanage
Hosting an enjoyable night for all those who attended
Swazi Legacy, Inc. is a New York State non-for-profit corporation and a recognized 501(c)(3) tax – empt charity organization dedicated to assisting in the support, care and education of marginalized and homeless young people at risk through poverty in Swaziland.