Mary-Louise Parker and Susan Sarandon are initiating the Friends of Hope North (FOHN), a group of committed individuals willing to donate time to help raise funds for the organization.

The group will be launched with an introductory meeting in New York City on Wednesday, May 21 at 7pm.

Founded by former child soldier Okello Sam in 1998, Hope North is educating and healing the young victims of Uganda’s civil war, including orphans and former child soldiers, empowering them to become voices for peace and development.

Space at the meeting is limited, and at this time FOHN is focused on recruiting New York City locals able to make meetings in person, and persons certain they have the capacity to make a serious commitment.

If you are not local to New York, but still interested in helping, please still please get in touch. If there is enough interest, FOHN may form a national group at a later date.

The purpose of the meeting will be to introduce you to the goals of Friends of Hope North and provide you with information regarding membership. Please note that there will be no solicitation of donations at this function.

If you are interested in committing your time and talent, please email Chris Talbott at with your thoughts on how you might best serve.

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