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Valencia College to hold scholarship fundraiser for students displaced by hurricanes

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 4:33 pm

To raise scholarship funds for students from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands impacted by hurricanes Maria and Irma, Valencia College will hold a communitywide fundraising event, “Pasitos a Valencia,” today at the college’s Kissimmee campus.

The event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature food trucks, music by musical groups RYO La Voz, Pleneros de la Central, Guataca Sound Machine and DJ Orlando, who are all donating their time and talent to the fundraiser.

Admission is free, but the organizers ask for a donation of $5.

Domino tables will be set up, courtesy of Domino Sam. Two food trucks, Baby Taino’s and APP’s Wings, Tostones & Burgers, will also be selling food. A portion of the food sales proceeds will be donated to the scholarship fund.

“We knew help was being sent to the islands, but we thought we needed to help those students coming to Valencia College,” said Anitza San Miguel, dean of science at Valencia’s Osceola Campus. “Some students have left their family behind to continue their dream of achieving their education and seeking opportunities here. We wish to support them here as well.”

Valencia’s Osceola Campus is located at 1800 Denn John Lane in Kissimmee.

To RSVP for the event, please go to http://tiny.cc/pasitosavalencia

To donate to Valencia’s Hurricane Relief Scholarships, please visit: https://donate.valencia.org/pages/donation-forms/student-scholarships.

For information about the event, contact Anitza San Miguel at asanmiguel2@valenciacollege.edu or Lisandra Suarez at lsuarez@valenciacollege.edu.

To learn more about Valencia College, please visit www.valenciacollege.edu/news.