Chess Dominance

Our chess teams from Kagoma and Busoga simply dominated the Robert Katende Initiative chess tournament. Three of our kids where the best in their category. Of the six trophies awarded, THREE went to Bousuga and TWO went to Kagoma Gate. Many of our team members placed in the top five of their groups. WOW WOW and double WOW. We are all so proud of these little chess masters

Thursday Night Dinner with Malta, NY Democrats

Great night tonight (6/13) with the Malta Democrats. We loved having you all there for Thursday night street outreach dinner. Fun times had by all that were there tonight!! The rain even held off. Sloppy Joes and a terrific corn salad were served up. But the carrots were the big hit of the evening

For Dad and The Giving Circle

Turn your Father’s Day shopping into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates to The Giving Circle Inc.

The Giving Circle family is filled with good people, generous people who love with open hearts and, as our name tells us, give with open hands. Many of us are blessed with the opportunity to honor our fathers this coming Sunday, June 16, Father’s Day here in the United States. That honoring often involves a gift. Why not turn Father’s Day shopping into a force for good. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to The Giving Circle. It’s a wonderful thing. Spoil your father a bit and at the same time trigger a contribution towards the important work of The Giving Circle. And it’s simple. Click on smile.amazon.com/ch/41-2196304. Your purchase results in a gift for dad and a contribution. Incredible!

It’s Thursday, June 6. Time For Dinner!


This Thursday Night Dinner got off to a somewhat crazy to start. But, as always, it ended up being a great night! Thanks go out to Megan for organizing and bringing along her friends from Terra Nova Church. They not only cooked, but they served too!

The 3rd Annual Summit Clothing Fundraiser Supporting TGC – Reminder!

The 3rd annual Summit Clothing Co. fundraiser is coming up! June 9th at the Saratoga Winery from 4-7pm. The last two have been amazing and we are know this one will be as well. Just $20 a head at the door.

Food is catered by Fierros, @itspastalax320 will be playin live acoustic music as always and a massive summit tent will be set up. Bring your fam and friends and come hang with us, play games, drink, relax and support an amazing cause. All proceeds go to The Giving Circle Org and our projects in Uganda with them.

See you there!

The Giving Circle’s Got Shoes


Our founders, Mark and Kelly, returned from Glens Falls, NY yesterday with a treasure trove of donated shoes. That would be fifty ( yes, 50! ) pairs of fabulous new children’s shoes provided by a VERY kind man. With this year’s African trip, there will be some very styling Ugandan kids.

Finally: Good Weather for a Great Dinner

Melissa had to run the show without two of the Outreach Team this week; they had other matters in need of attention. But a little birdie tells us that it was an amazing Thursday night dinner anyway! Our friends at Starpoint Church and Saratoga Abundant Life Church worked together to plan, cook and serve the meal! And, finally, the weather was nice. There even was live entertainment! Thanks to Melissa, Jack, and Jay for holding down the fort.

Third Annual Summit Clothing Fundraiser

3rd annual Summit Clothing Co. fundraiser is coming up! June 9th at the Saratoga Winery from 4-7. The last two have been amazing and we are hoping this one will be as well. $20 a head. Get your tickets on the site or at the door. Food is catered by Fierros, @itspastalax320 will be playin live acoustic music as always and a massive summit tent will be set up. Bring your fam and friends and come hang with us, play games, drink, relax and support an amazing cause. All proceeds go to The Giving Circle Org and our projects in Uganda with them. See you there!

Outreach Dinner on May 23

This was an amazing Thursday night dinner! We had the worst weather and the best crowd we have had this year!! Hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill all the fixings, salads, desserts and yummy King Dairy milk. Big, big, big thanks to Kristina for reaching out and getting the youth group at Bacon Hill Reformed Church involved! We love, LOVE having the kids. And they all did a great job helping to get the meal served. Thanks to their moms and dads for providing the meal and bringing them into town. Thanks to Pastor Janet for allowing this terrific night to happen! Just a great night for all those involved.

A Lovely Thank You

A wonderful thank you card from one of the local friends we helped with our spring clean up program. The Giving Circle volunteers and our helpers raked, cleaned and planted the lawns and gardens of seniors in the Saratoga Springs area.