April 2017

PFP Annual Raffle Winner

The 6th annual Anywhere in the World Raffle was a huge success—-all 2,000 tickets were sold and with the proceeds we will be able to continue to offer excellent care to the children in our program as well as welcome many new children to our new children’s home this year!

The winner this year was Shikah, from Portland, Oregon. We hope she will go somewhere absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. We are so grateful for every one of you.

New Hope Home Renovations

When the boys return from school at the end of April–they will be welcomed to their new home! The PFP Team has been working hard painting the house to make it shine. The best part of all? This house is a stone’s throw from the boys favorite football field. We can’t wait. 🙂

This home (New Hope Home) will be for boys between the ages of 9 and 18. The old boys home is being transformed into Love Home, which will be for our youngest children and will house both boys and girls under the age of 9. We are currently profiling very needy children and will begin welcoming them home in the next month. Exciting times!

Welcome to the Family

This month, we welcomed 4 children into our growing family. We are so proud to be able to play a part in these children’s lives and we have high hopes for their futures.

Juliet and Christine

Juliet and Christine are sisters who have been abandoned by both their father and their mother. They have bounced from place to place, never really knowing love or stability. The relative who has been looking after them in recent years has been cruel to them, abusing them and even denying them food on the basis of their mother’s reputation. However, now that they have joined the PFP family they will never go hungry or wonder whether they are loved again.

Priscilla and Robin

Priscilla and Robin are sisters who have been cast aside their entire lives, and have struggled just to survive. After their father died, their mother abandoned them once she remarried because her new husband refused to allow her to come with her children. She dropped them with her own mother and disappeared many years ago. Their grandmother has been left with many of her other grandchildren as well and since she cannot work, they often go hungry and almost always go without even the most very basic necessities. Due to her advanced age and failing health, their grandmother has reached out to PFP to see if we could help provide a home and a future for Priscilla and Robin. This week, the girls were welcomed home to their new life at The Peace for Paul Foundation and will live together at Peace Home. Now they will have access to food, education, clothing, love and stability. They will never again wonder their worth and will now have the chance to focus on building their future. 

Sponsors Needed

This month, we have profiled 16 very needy children and hope to rescue them all within a month. This means we need lots of help to match sponsors with children! See below for the children who still need sponsorship.

Jacob

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Ojok Jacob

Patience

$125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Nabukenya Patience

Morgan

ONE $65/month sponsorship needed

Morgan Laaki

Promise

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Nabukera Promise

Geoffrey

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Eqwapu Geoffrey

Eric

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Sagal Eric

Robin

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Namukose Robin

Tracy

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Namatovu Tracy

Friday

ONE $165/month or TWO $85/month sponsorships needed

Lokwang Friday

Mary

ONE $50/month sponsor needed

Anyakun Mary

Arthur

ONE $50/month sponsor needed

Lameka Arthur

Simon Peter

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Eedu Simon Peter

 Awuma

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Awuma Harriet

Kato and Kakuru

These twin boys each need ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Kato Sulaiman

Kakuru Mohammed

Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a child or Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

PFP Junior Sponsors Needed

There are now 25 children in the PFP Junior program! All children currently in the PFP Junior program are fully sponsored, but there is always room for more. For only $35 per month, you could sponsor a child through the PFP Junior Program and help a very deserving little person fulfill their dreams.

Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a PFP Junior child or Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

What is the PFP Junior Program?

The PFP Junior Program allows us to help a larger number of needy Ugandan children obtain an education. The children who benefit from our PFP Junior Program live in our neighborhood and their parents or guardians are unable to afford the full amount of school fees, uniforms and school supplies. Because they have families to look after them, these children will not be living in our home. Rather, these children will live with their families and be sponsored through PFP for education healthcare costs only. This program is designed to be a helping hand to parents who can provide but need some support to contribute to their child’s education and future. The parents pay a small portion of school fees only to keep them involved and empowered to educate their children instead of depending solely on handouts. This program allows an education to be attainable for so many children and their families. In addition, we can help save for the much higher costs of Secondary School.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them.”

Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a PFP Junior child or Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for general sponsors to help cover the extra costs associated with keeping The Peace for Paul Foundation operating smoothly and the children happy and healthy. Essentially, as a general family sponsor, you are the sponsor of ALL of the children. We have opportunities for medical family sponsor, dental family sponsor as well as mental health family sponsor. A Family sponsor commitment can be – $25/$50/$100 per month.

Just click HERE to sign up to become a family sponsor!
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

August 2017 Social Mission Delegation

Have you ever thought about visiting your PFP child? Or maybe you just want to get out, see the world and make a difference. Now’s your chance! There will be another delegation headed to Uganda in August of this year and we still have a few open slots. Click here to view our information packet and reach out if you would like to join. We are accepting applications now!

Please contact us at: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to join our team!

Bulungi Beads

Please check out our Etsy Shop–Bulungi Beads! The shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese and by the young women who reside in Peace for Paul’s Peace Home for girls in Uganda.

100% of the proceeds will be sent back to these women and children to help pay for food, clothing, school tuition and supplies. We thank you so much for your contribution to this cause. Click here to view our shop!

Meet Apaita

Apaita is quiet at first, but when you take the time to get to know him, you learn what a character he is! Apaita loves to exercise and takes pride in being seen as “strong”. He is funny and he loves to dance. He is a great artist and he has a kind soul too. He cares deeply about others and while he comes off as very strong, he is sensitive and as loving as they come. He is usually top of his class and has big plans for his future. He hopes to someday become a pilot.

To see his profile page, click HERE.

Apaita’s Story

I was born in the slums outside of Jinja, Uganda. My father died when I was young so I do not remember him well. I only remember that he caused a lot of violence to my mother and being a child, I was not happy with this. Three of my siblings died all in a short time. After the death of my last-born sister, my mother became so sad and left her other children.  We used to go barefoot, wear torn clothes and eat posho and beans when food was around. When it was not, I would go to town to beg for food or money so that I could eat. We would be happy to have one meal each day. We would all sleep in a small room on the dirt floors.

One day, when I was at home Aunt Heidi and Aunt Hillary helped me. They took me to the doctor to get healthy and then I went to school at Musana. Here, I revealed to them my talents while at school and I happened to be among the best in my class. I love school so much and am so happy with my life now.

School Days

All of the children have settled into their routines at school. They are expected home at the end of April for another holiday. 🙂

New Members Needed

We are continually looking to expand our Peace for Paul team and need people with skills and time to share with this great cause!

Here is a short description of what a PFP Member is:

Peace for Paul is managed by its Board of Directors. There is also a Member pool, which is where people like you–who show an interest, can get their feet wet and see if becoming a Director is something you would like to pursue. We look for people who have a love for the PFP mission and its children and for people who have knowledge and skills to offer which would help PFP grow. As a member, you are invited to (though not required to) attend our monthly Director meetings (via Skype). You are asked to help with our two annual fundraisers (by selling tickets for the raffle, or helping to collect items for the auction). You are also offered the chance to join our various committees if you have an interest in any of them and have a skill that could contribute to its growth. Our current committees are: Sustainability, Education, Social Mission and Fundraising. It is also ideal, if as a member, you take on a specific project. The idea being that you really can dig in and get involved. You could come up with your own project–something you think PFP could benefit from. We would leave that with you!

Please contact us at: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to join our team!

GuideStar Gold Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation recently earned the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level! This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

In order to be awarded the Gold Seal of Transparency, The Peace for Paul Foundation included basic contact information, financial information, and our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress, helpingus more effectively share our story with the world.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think:The Peace for Paul Foundation GuideStar Profile

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