The Problem   |  Our Story   |  Our Impact  


Current Events

Want to get involved in helping the children of Swaziland? Here’s how you can:

Save the Date:

Sat., Feb 4th 2017

Molly Spillane’s 211 Mamaroneck Ave

 Tickets are available at the door

or by emailing


poster19Valentines Day Cards

Eastchester HS has an Awarenes competition …to be edited

poster19Poster Competition

Eastchester HS has an Awarenes competition …

Need more information on these or any events? Contact us at

The Story of Father Pat

Father Pat Ahern was a priest who helped feed, shelter and educate the orphaned children in Swaziland from 1930 to his death in 2009. He was a founding member of the Salesians, who were part of the anti-aparteid movement. Father Pat is buried in Swaziland.

the Legacy 

When Father Pat passed away, members of his family traveled to Swaziland for his burial. It was during this visit that they realized the full impact of his life-long work and how important it was to the people there. The children of Swaziland depended on him so much that they could not turn their backs on his mission, and they became inspired to continue his important work. 

Jean Kenny

Brendan Ahern

Dan Ahern

Chris Ahern

Mike Heffernan


Cora Creed

Jack Hughes

How Can you Help?

Want to get involved in helping the children of Swaziland? Here’s how you can:

Attend or Host a Fundraiser

Fundraisers are our greatest source of donations. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser to benefit Swazi Legacy, please contact us. Here are some events coming up:

bullet2 7th Annual Swazi Legacy Dance

@  Molly Spillane’s

bullet3 Swazi Week at EHS week of Feb 1

go on a mission trip.

In 2016 we plan to work with the children in the classrooms and renovate some of the homes. Our 2016 trip is full. Contact us to see how you can take your own trip.

bullet2Contact us to create your own Mission trip.


Donations and proceeds from our fundraisers go directly to support Manzini Youth Care and the McCorkindale’s Orphanage in Swaziland. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity organization.

bullet3Mail a check to Swazi Legacy, Inc.
…..P.O. Box 905, Yonkers, NY 10704

bullet2Contact us about giving stocks or matching
…..contributions at 


The Problem

Swaziland is a small landlocked country located in southern Africa and is slightly smaller than New Jersey. An estimated 66% of the population lives below the poverty line. HIV and AIDS also plague the community. Because of the disease there are an estimated 70,000 orphaned children in Swaziland today.


Our Impact

Swazi Legacy strives to erase the inequities that exist among the children of our world by raising awareness and fostering social activism. It is our goal to work together as a community in order to provide a positive educational environment that will enable those individuals facing the most dire circumstances to succeed in our world.

whitebullet1  In 6 years we have raised an estimated $420,000

whitebullet2  Completely renovated McCorkindale Orphanage and Farm

 zigzag  Presented to many groups in NY educating them about the positive impact our Swazi friends have had on us.

 whitebullet1  Sheltered and Educated an estimated 5,000 children.

.Swazi Legacy, Inc. P.O. Box 905 Yonkers, NY 10704 | 

Swazi Legacy, Inc. is a New York State non-for-profit corporation and a recognized 501(c)(3) tax – empt charity organization dedicated to assisting in the support, care and education of marginalized and homeless young people at risk through poverty in Swaziland.