Emily Wanyetse (Hadijah) – NEED A SPONSOR!

We are in need of a new sponsor for Emily.  Please pass along to your friend and hopefully we get her re-sponsored so there is no lapse in her education and ability to go to school.

Emily and her brother,Anthony, are siblings being raised by a single parent after their parent’s relationship failed, two years ago largely due to the biting poverty . Currently their father works as a gardener and their health is good. The gift of sponsorship will help guarantee them an opportunity to education among other benefits of the program. Emily loves skipping, swinging and is usully jolly.

Click here  and click on Emily’s picture to sponsor!  Thank you!

 

Amazon Prime Days Help The Giving Circle

TODAY AND TOMORROW: Amazon Prime Days in July give us a two-day parade of epic deals and the opportunity to help The Giving Circle! Prime members can shop deals starting Monday, July 15 at 12:01am PT through Tuesday, July 16 at 11:59pm PT.
So, yes, You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/41-2196304 and AmazonSmile donates to The Giving Circle Inc. It’s just that easy to do a little good!

Coming Home

TGC team heading home today… we will land at JFK @ 9am. We are sad to leave, had a great 2 weeks & a great team!

Our Newest Daughter

Please meet our newest Koi Koi Daughter. She’s a beautiful deaf girl who also suffers a birth-defect with her back. Today we’re off to the Mutai for what will be a very special day..

Comments from Tana Threadgill

Our dear sister, Tana Threadgill, posts this for us, “Dear friends/family…… This is The Giving Circle. They are an African Outreach organization who help African communities have hope for the future and faith in mankind. Please check them out and see the good work they do! Mark Bertrand and Kelly Mommakoikoi Bertrand told me last year that over 90%, or more, goes back into the African Communities of what is given to their organization. Please help if you can. Every little bit helps make the world a better place in The Giving Circle! Namaste!” And she has some lovely pictures for us too!

Visit to Mutai

One of our Board members, Carl Korn, reports about efforts to bring medical relief to our African brothers and sisters. “Today, we conducted a medical and clothing outreach in Mutai, another forgotten village. Ugandans waited patiently for hours in the sun to be seen by a doctor from Albany Med, and The Giving Circle’s own nurse. A lot of malaria, as you might expect. As you can see from the video, kids lined up for clothing donated by our friends and neighbors. Thanks to Sue Johnson and Seeds For Peace, we distributed vegetable seeds to some 200 folks in Mutai.”

The Team Is Off To Uganda!

Day our flight day, all went great on the bus to JFK, all breezed through check-in and security. But the plane left almost 2 hours late, this would get us to Qatar 30+ minutes after the flight to Entebbe ( Uganda) was to leave. With luck and the fact we had a team of 34 they waited for us.
Day 1 was a tour of our 2 schools and much joy for everyone
After we returned it was time to unpack and sort almost 100 bags, boxes and totes of donations.
Day 2 was a return to Kagoma Gate for teaching day which so very well.
Tomorrow will be a magic day both for the villagers of the Mutai but also very much so for our team. The day will feature medical outreach, shoes, clothing and much more.

We’ve Got Wheels!!!!

There was ONE thing The Giving Circle Africa was missing. And this was something most charities in Africa have. We did not have our own vehicle. But this is not the case any longer. Please meet the TGCA matatu 😀
Long live The Giving Circle & The Giving Circle Africa AND our new wheels!

Koi Koi House (Robin’s Nest) Just About Finished

More GREAT News: the Koi Koi House Robin’s Nest is 99.9% finished with Taranzo flooring, tiling , plumbing being finished. We are filled with GREAT joy. It will be 100% finished when the team is there.
A HUGE thank you to ALL who made this dream come true!! It will be a safe and loving home for every Koi Koi son and daughter and the Busoga boarding children. And it will be beautiful.

Great Press For Our Chess Stars

HUGE Smile…. Front page of Uganda’s largest news paper sports section.