2009-06-04 / About Town

Help local raise money to teach in Africa

Jacquelyn Stoeckle of Jamestown will spend a year volunteering as a teacher in Tanzania.

Stoeckle is part of a group of volunteers with Visions in Action, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that sends volunteers to Africa to work with local development organizations.

In exchange for a program fee, Visions arranges Stoecklesí work permit, housing, orientation and placement assistance. Stoeckle has had to raise $6,900 for the yearlong journey through donations and her savings.

Stoeckle has worked at the Bay Voyage restaurant since 2006. She will be holding a fundraising yard sale and bake sale on the lawn at the Bay Voyage on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, June 7, a portion of the gratuities from Sunday brunch will be put towards fundraising.

Stoeckle graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in psychology, and received her certification to teach English as a foreign language this winter. She is the daughter of Lynne Vietri and step-daughter of Alfred Vietri and a graduate of Prout High School.

For more information, contact Jacquelyn, by e-mail at jacquelynas@ gmail.com. To make a reservation for brunch, call the Bay Voyage at 423-2100.

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