Hearts4Mercy hosts fundraiser for Uganda

Wilson Bugembe

Wilson Bugembe

The Los Angeles-based charity support group Hearts4Mercy will hold a fundraiser at 5 p.m. Sun., June 10 at 30125 Agoura Road, Agoura.

The event is in support of Mercy Childcare, a nongovernmental organization operating in Kampala, Uganda.

The benefit will feature live music and dance, an African marketplace, refreshments and a special performance by Ugandan recording artist Wilson Bugembe.

All proceeds will be managed by Children to Love International and donated to Mercy Childcare to open a new school.

This is the first US-based charity event organized in sup port of Mercy Childcare. According to organizers, Mercy Childcare cares for orphans and abandoned children in Wakiso and Kampala, Uganda. Mercy provides homes, medical care and education to the children as well as vocational training and micro loans to families who are rebuilding their lives.

Children to Love is based in Bakersfield.

A minimum $75 charitable contribution for each attendee in advance is requested. To donate and make a reservation, go to childrentolove.givingfuel.com/ hearts-4-mercy.

For more information and exact event location, call Kristen Bedno at (317) 902-0952 or email ksbedno@yahoo.com.