April 2019

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:

  • Japan
  • France
  • Phillipines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • Cayman Islands

School Days

All of our PFP students are working hard in school, and many are now preparing for the end of term exams. Good luck family!

Victoria Scholars

Seroma scholars

Love Home

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!

Background work

Charlie and Levy, hard at work

A break from painting for FUN!

Birthday Celebrations

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)

Friday celebrating his birthday

Kato, Kakuru, Promise and Fabian celebrating birthdays

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.

Baby piglets

Expanding the piggery shelters

Ways to Get Involved

Sponsors needed

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: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Sylvia Longoli

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. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

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. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.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.

Give Bulungi Beads a like on Social Media!

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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 bulungibeads@gmail.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.

In order to be awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency, The Peace for Paul Foundation included contact information, financial information, our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress, helping us 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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