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Lend a Hand Uganda Founder Brings it Home With First Annual Fundraising Gala in NYC

It seems like New York may finally be warming up. With temperatures in the 50s, it feels like spring is just around the corner and March 9 was no different. On top of the city, towering stories above, the Hudson Terrace was filled with the sounds of a soft, soothing guitar as guests enjoyed A Night on the Nile, the first annual Lend a Hand Uganda USA Fundraising Gala. 

Founder Harriet Zaffoni floated around the room, looking sleek and refined in an all-black ensemble, greeting guests and taking last-minute event planning phone calls. Zaffoni created Lend a Hand Uganda USA when she realized just how much help was needed in Uganda. She is also the owner of Harkiss Designs, which offers handmade products from East Africa, and ensures that a percentage of every sale goes straight to LAHU-USA. Of the many guests, Celebrity Ambassador Betsey Johnson was in attendance, sporting her trademark Platinum blonde do and a long, form-fitting leopard dress. She energetically laughed and mingled with guests, while posing for pictures on the red carpet. 

Kimberly Fisher Boone

Kimberly Fisher is a Freelance Writer and On Camera Host based in New York City. Kimberly's work has appeared in over 38 publications including Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxe Beat Magazine, Ocean View Magazine, Pursuitist, Sherman's Travel, Sunset Magazine, Travels.com and USAToday. Her travels has taken her to sipping champagne cliffside in Portofino, shark feeding in Tahiti, yacht racin...(Read More)

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