More pictures from a great day!
WHAT a Weekend!
MANY thanks to the 50+ volunteers who showed up to help with the special spring cleanup for seniors. We worked at the homes of twenty-three of our senior friends, one with disabilities in Albany and the rest members of Saratoga Senior Center. Volunteers from all walks of life came together, including Saratoga High School Key Club members and sailors from the Milton Naval Base.
Our results included loads of leaves raked, lawns mowed, and branches picked up. We also planted flowers in the gardens and smiles on the faces of many seniors living alone after the loss of their spouses or otherwise simply struggling with everyday simple chores like raking. Some, just very lonely, were overjoyed to know they are not forgotten.
We also owe a very special thanks to Hewitt’s Garden Center of Wilton for their donation of flowers for each and every one of the homes of the Saratoga seniors we served.
Hard to tell who came out ahead: the seniors or the volunteers!
Here are more pictures from the Chess Tourney. We can see our Busoga and Kagoma Gate Chess champions and other members of the teams. We are SO proud of them all and another great job by Moses,the teachers, and the teams.
Oh, and by all means, notice our giant chess board at Busoga with its new strong trazel finish.
Second very successful dinner for The Giving Circle Outreach Team is in the books! Thanks to Megan and her crew at Skidmore for helping us out! Loved having you as our guest chefs!
For our third dinner, we had chicken and biscuits on this chilly May night. Small crowd but those that ventured out left with full bellies! Huge thanks to Randy and Casey for the $$$$, 3 crockpots, rice, milk, dessert, cups, and a lunchable for the Little Evester, and a little cash left over! Her treat for helping doing the grocery shopping and the cookie making.
We ate 2 crockpots full and dropped the other to a very special friend! I hope he enjoyed
This week there was an inner school chess tourney between our Kagoma Gate and Busoga schools in prep for the upcoming Robert Katende major chess tournament. They will be ready!
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We’re baaaaaack! The Giving Circle Outreach sweet ladies and Jack had our first Thursday night street outreach dinner. Twenty to twenty-five street friends stopped by to say hi and have dinner. Thanks to Peggy and Clyde and @starpoint.church for providing the 1st meal! Will do better with pictures next week, Melissa is on duty. Thanks Hepburn’s for stopping by!
Calling all Saratoga area friends!! Please consider joining us with OUR SPRING YARD CLEAN UP FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. We’re partnering with the Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga to help our senior neighbors get their yards ready for Spring. And we’ll be doing much more for them, with smiles and warm feelings, by showing them that somebody still cares. So:
* Sunday May 5 at 9:00 am, meet up in the parking lot of the Saratoga Senior Citizens Center
* Bring your rake, gloves, garden shears, and your big kind heart.
For more info or to sign up contact us at koikoihouse@gmail .com or reach out to Ron Deutsch through his Facebook page or at email@example.com
Return of Thursday Dinners
The Giving Circle Outreach Team is starting dinners again this Thursday night. We could use men’s jeans, hoodies, graphic Ts, and backpacks. Let me know and will gladly come pick up. Thanks!!