Support the Folk Choir's Pilgrimage to East Africa

Dear Friends,

For almost forty years, the Folk Choir has been sharing God’s love through music. Each Spring, Notre Dame hosts a fundraising event called “ND Day” which allows student organizations, like ours, to raise money for activities that enhance our student experience. This year we are raising money to support our upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Cross Missions in East Africa.

With the ND Day Challenge Fund, your gift to the Folk Choir will be magnified. Your first $10 gift gives you 5 votes to apply to the Folk Choir, making your initial gift worth about $54 for the choir’s pilgrimage fund. Each additional unique gift of $10 yields an additional vote for you to apply to the Folk Choir, again multiplying your giving power! Please see the attached infographic with information about how to donate and vote for the choir.

Sending fifty students to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda is an expensive task, and we need the help of family, friends, and alumni of the choir so we can encounter and experience first-hand the beauty, richness, and diversity of the Catholic tradition in the global church. We are excited to walk alongside the people we encounter and learn first-hand from the lived faith of these communities. We are not seeking to “save” the people we visit, but to create a personal encounter of shared faith using music as the bridge between our different cultures. In attempting to connect with people from a culture so different from our own, there are many roadblocks, like language barriers and geographic distance, but music is an invaluable tool for overcoming these. We are asking for your prayers and support as we make this pilgrimage to East Africa.

Thank you so much for your continued support of the Folk Choir ministry.