VESTAL (WBNG) — What may look like a large get-together for the area’s teenagers is actually raising money for a good cause.
Over 100 local high school and college students met up at K&K Old Tea House Friday evening for a charity event put together by the organization New Faces.
Everyone could get some bubble tea, play games, listen to music, and meet new people.
Organizers were also selling wrist bands and donating the profits to The Children’s Hunger Fund.
Jeffrey Rice started New Faces with his friends as a way to connect younger people in the area to each other while helping those in need.
“We all sort of know each other from our school districts, but there’s so many people to meet and so many people to get to know and know their story and to know them as a person. And just sitting down and having a conversation like what we can do here is just priceless to us,” says Rice.
This was the first major outing for New Faces.
The second charity event they have planned is a lantern launch in Johnson City this summer.