9th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle
Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in helping sell tickets in this year’s raffle fundraiser and to everyone who contributed. We sold out of all 2,000 tickets for a third year in a row and raised $40,000 for PFP operations. The big winner was drawn last Monday, March 25th at La Provence Boulangerie and Patisserie. Congratulations to Amy of Portland, Oregon with ticket number #1026! We hope you will go somewhere absolutely FANTASTIC!
Our past winners have gone to:
- Puerto Rico
- Cayman Islands
All of our PFP students are working hard in school, and many are now preparing for the end of term exams. Good luck family!
The sixteen youngest PFP children at Love Home are enjoying day school at Becky’s Eden. PFP Aunties and Uncles escort them daily to and from school. What a sweet little family!
Love Home Mural
Love Home mural work continues! Our AHU recipients, Charlie and Levy spend weekends at Love Home continuing to expand on the beautiful piece of art that is our perimeter wall. A sneak peek below!
As usual, we always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. Happy birthday to our April birthday girls and boys! See below for pics of our February and March celebrants and a list of our April celebrants!
- Cheggem-April 1 (11 years)
- Brenda-April 8 (17 years)
- Arthur-April 10 (19 years)
- Ilukol-April 10 (11 years)
- Sabrina- April 13 (16 years)
- Esther-April 15 (15 years)
- Peace- April 16 (8 years)
- Jacob- April 18 (4 years)
- Patience- April 24 (6 years)
- Elvis- April 27 (14 years)
- Atim-April 28 (10 years)
- Bosco-April 29 (20 years)
Children’s Home Approval
BIG NEWS! While the Uganda government continues to close down a majority of children’s homes in Uganda, PFP has beaten the odds and has officially been granted license to continue operations. We have been recognized as a “gold standard” for children’s homes by the Ministry of Gender and the city’s probation officer. Yahoo!
Nile River Farms
All 37 piglets continue to thrive and have now all been weaned from their mothers. Mamas are all doing well too. Our 6th mother pig has conceived and now all 6 pigs are mamas!
We will be expanding the piggery and growing the current piglets until they can be sold. The hope is that we will be able to scale up this business model and start using profits to partially fund the organization’s operations.
Ways to Get Involved
Click the photos of the children below to learn more about them! If you are interested in becoming involved with PFP through a sponsorship, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for one $165/month sponsor (or TWO $85/month sponsors) for Sylvia
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of these opportunities. email@example.com
The PFP Junior Program
The Juniors Program sponsors children in the PFP community to attend school. The ages range from four years to sixteen years and we currently have 57 students in school who would be unable to attend without the support of the sponsorship. These children all have families but poverty prevented them from attending school regularly. We are so proud of these happy and hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!
All children are currently fully sponsored but the need for educational support is endless. If you are interested in sponsoring a Juniors student which includes school fees, school lunch, uniforms, supplies and additional community school outreach, we would be happy to connect you with a child in need. At $35/month, you can make a Ugandan child’s dream of simply going to school a reality!
Malingati Esther is eight years old and would like to be a nurse someday!
Family Sponsorship Opportunities
We are always 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.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulungi Beads (BB) is another way PFP is helping the community. We partner with moms in a local village who handmake all of the jewelry and bags out of paper beads. We purchase the beads from them and showcase these items in our Etsy Shop. Some of the girls in the PFP main program also help to handroll the beads. Click here to view the shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/BulungiBeads
Fast Facts: Origin of Paper Beads
- It’s most likely that paper beads first originated in Victorian Era England. Women would spend time together and use scraps of elaborate wallpaper (very common in homes at the time) to make the beads.
- The women wrapped the strips of paper around their knitting needles and dipped them in bees wax to polish and protect the beads.
- Long strings of the finished paper beads were used as curtains and in doorways to divide rooms.
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Bulungi Beads Events
Are you interested in hosting a home party showcasing our Bulungi Beads jewelry and handbags? It’s a great way to share our mission with your friends in the comfort of your own home. Email us for more info at email@example.com
Upcoming In Vancouver, WA
ROAR on May 19th at 7:30 PM. We would love to see you there! Check them out at https://www.roarvoices.com.
2018 Annual Report
The 2018 PFP Annual Report is ready to go. Information on PFP impact programs, financials and plans can be found in this document. Click the image below to have a read!
GuideStar Platinum Level Participant
The Peace for Paul Foundation has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level (the highest possible)! This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.
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