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.”

Posted by Carl Korn on Saturday, July 6, 2019

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.

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!