Helping Cambodian Children
Salien Loy, a custodian at Millersville University for 25 years, has made it her and her family’s mission to help Cambodian children in need. Loy and her family left Cambodia in 1975, escaping the Cambodian genocide that took more than 1.7 million lives. They fled to Thailand and lived there until 1979, when they came to the United States. Over the years, Loy and her husband, Cy, have raised more than $15,000 total and send approximately $3,000 a year to Cambodia to help schools by paying teachers’ salaries, so the children of Cambodia can get the proper education they need. They raise the money through an annual golf tournament and egg roll sale.
Loy makes her famous egg rolls and sells them at the golf tournament to help raise money for Cambodian children. “I stay up all night Friday, the night before the tournament, to freshly hand-make each egg roll for Saturday,” Loy said. “Attendees of the tournament and the general public order a lot of my egg rolls and take them home for their families. Anybody who can come out and help–one dollar makes a difference to the children.”
The 12th annual Cy Loy Golf Outing Fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Four Seasons Golf Course in Landisville. The cost is $75 to help benefit Cambodian schools and includes green fees, cart, door prizes and dinner. It is $60 per person for golf only and $25 per person for dinner alone. Registration deadline is Saturday, September 7. For more information, contact Cy Loy at 717-314-0895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.