Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

A VERY happy family Anniversary to a most special family and their most special little girl.  An email from Mary's mom, Colleen:

One year ago today, we opened our eyes to find ourselves HOME, at long last, with our expanded family. This little beauty has brightened our days, filled the house with laughter and love, and given us all a new lease on life. What a special time of year to celebrate such a blessing!

Look at her now!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Prachi Modi - Miss India New York!

In an email from Prachi's sister, Nishtha:

Hello people!

So Prachi participated in miss India New York this weekend and she was one of the top five contestant! During the final round, she was asked the question, "if you were given a million dollars, what nonprofit would you give your money to and why?"

And her answer was the giving circle and then she further went on explaining why! And, guess what? She won the contest!!!! She is miss India New York now :)


Prachi and Nishtha traveled with us to Uganda and are heavily involved in TGCA family!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Playground at Busoga has begun....

TGCA and Busoga have partnered up!  Busoga is now a The Giving Circle Africa school and the first item at hand is to build a playground for the children!

The building has begun!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Memories of Mzee

Early this morning we lost a most beloved family member: has Mzee Balilaine passed away. When we first met Mzee, we found him  in very poor health living in the worst mud hut struggling to raise his grand children and our little loves Mwajuna and Adam. Most of Mzee's family had been wiped out by AIDS.   We were able to build  them a house thanks to so many. This house brought this old man back to life giving him hope, happiness and pride. For 3 years he was a new man because we cared. But 3 weeks ago he took a bad turn for the worse, he struggled hard but died this morning at 3am our time.

Enjoy this short video of memories of Mzee