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!

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.