Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Andrew and Mark

Finally, Mark will be going to Uganda to attend the visa interview with Andrew, Moses and Andrew's mom.  Mark is leaving on April 29th.

Left to Right: Andrews Mom (Hellen), Caren, Andrew, Hope

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Books in Busoga!

Coleen, Mary's mom, sent these books to the kids at Busoga School. How happy are they!

Koi Koi Sponsorship Program

We continue to sponsor our wonderful children of Wairaka. Spread the word and browse our site. A child will surely pick you!    Click Here to find your child now. How can you resist this face?

Send this to your friends and help us get the last few children sponsored. This year we will be adding more to our site who are in desperate need for our help!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mini-Chess Update!

No turning back ....no turning back! Thanks for this wonderful gift to this once forgotten community.
the chess project is making huge strides and progress.  Many thanks to Robert Katender!

From Moses regarding the small medical team trip and progress:
The wound patients are doing well and so happy. Thanks for your loving kindness Scovia is getting well.
Today she received her award for chess awareness certificate among other class mate!



Monday, March 24, 2014

Amazon SMILE Program - ACT NOW!

The Amazon Foundation now has a way for registered users to donate 0.5% of their purchases to the registered charity of their choice. The Giving Circle is now registered to participate in the program. All proceeds from the Amazon Smile program will be used toward the operating expenses of the Koi Koi House orphanage.
Participating is easy and only requires a one-time setup by going to Amazon Smile Set Up and logging into your regular Amazon account. You will need to choose The Giving Circle, Inc. in Saratoga Springs, NY as your charity of choice, but you will only need to do this step once.
Donations are only activated when you purchase at smile.amazon.com, so be sure to change the bookmarks & favorites on all your devices.  Click here for more information on the program 
The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for every customer that shops on smile.amazon.com in support of your charity through 3/31/2014.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Little Dresses for Africa

Many thanks once again to Granny and Rachael O'Neill!  Thanks to Granny's determination and love for her “Ugandan grands”.

Kelly and Mark just arrived home from Lake Placid to find 10 cases of little dresses and boys shorts from the charity Little dresses for Africa. This is the 2nd year Granny contacted this charity asking for dresses and shorts for our children. 

WOW oh WOW did her work pay off this year. 
MUCH thanks to Granny and to the wonderful charity Little Dresses for Africa