Love The Life That You Live

Some of my greatest passions are traveling and connecting with people. Stories about life should be cherished, shared, and learned from. Wanderlust designates a strong desire for or impulse to wander... in modern usage, to travel and to explore the world.

Not all those who wander are lost.

Monday, April 19, 2010

That time again.... DONATIONS

From May 3 - 13th I will be in Uganda again with a group from Children's HopeChest. I've been in KC for two and a half months straight and kinda itchin to go again ;)

Wasn't sure I could leave my lil man for that long, but just as my very smart dad told me about him going to pre-school: not that long ago i was only seeing him a few times a year. Plussssssss... my really good friend, Anna, from Drake and in KC, is coming along and I can not WAIT to experience this with her :-) And..... another amazing friend of mine from Drake, with an equally amazing family... and who's mother has been thru a lot in recent years, is feeling great and traveling with us too. This is going to be one for the books!

So far we have a group of 17 so this will be interesting (usually it's 10 or less). This trip will be less travel than the 'Vision Trip' last year. We will be able to spend more time in one area and with the kids. We will do some sort of Sunday School/Bible Study at every site. We will also be having a Soccer/American Football clinic. Fun huh!!! We will be doing one or two painting projects at Kayango and possibly Nabukalu. Of course plans are always subject to change...

We have plenty of donations for balls and pumps. Need items such as soap, toothbrushes, crayons. Bubbles are always a big hit. Monetary donations are the easiest and for many reasons best, but I'm packing 2 bags full of stuff so I'm open to all types of donations. Other suggestions are Advil, Tylenol, anti-itch cream, anti-fungal, antibacterial creams. (Please no clothes or stuffed toys)...

Uganda Data: from CHC's site
  • Number of Orphans: 2 million +
  • % orphaned due to AIDS: 48%
  • 57% of children in Uganda will complete primary school.
  • 3% of secondary school graduates will go on to higher education
  • Over 50% of Uganda's population is under the age of 15 making it the youngest country in the world
  • A girl's likelihood of contracting HIV/AIDS is cut by 50% by simply completing primary school
  • Over 1,000,000 children in Uganda, between the ages of 6-12, are not in school

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