December 2018-Part 1

PFP Giving Auction

Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual Giving Auction, we not only met our $10,000 goal, but we surpassed it and ended at $12,031 USD raised for PFP. Thanks to the generous support of so many, we will be able to do many wonderful and needed things for PFP this year. From purchasing a much needed washing machine at Love Home for our youngest children to providing Christmas meals for families in our community, this year thanks to our Giving Auction and our many amazing supporters, we will be able to do it all!

9th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

Get ready for it!! The long awaited Anywhere in the World Raffle is about to kick off! We will start selling tickets December 1st for $20 each with a chance to win two round trip tickets to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ON ANY AIRLINE! The drawing will be held March 25th, 2018 at La Provence in Lake Oswego, OR (you DO NOT need to be present to win). This is one of two annual fundraisers that we rely on in order to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope you will take part!

Its Time for the Long School Holiday!

The final school term of 2018 has come to a close and the children are all heading home for their long school holiday. We have so many fun things planned…our weekly sports program, skills training, dance classes, work training program at Nile River Farms, family day, a trip to Northern Uganda to visit relatives, a Christmas party, a New Years Party, a birthday party, and so much more! We are looking forward to hosting BOTH founders Ellie and Heidi this holiday as well as their families on the ground in Uganda. Also joining the fun will be our birthday sponsor herself and a few other beloved sponsors too. Everyone is looking forward to a great holiday!

Birthday Celebrations

As usual, we always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. Our November birthday celebrants were:

  • Joel-10 years old
  • Florence-18 years old
  • Mark-19 years old

Resettlement Program

The Peace for Paul Foundation recognizes the importance of family. We have been taking a good look at all of the children in our program and the specific barriers preventing them from being with their own family during school holidays. In some cases, if these barriers are addressed, successful resettlement is possible. This holiday, two groups of three PFP children will be resettled with family, while still being fully supported by PFP for all school, medical and other financial needs. Our social worker will make weekly check in visits to ensure the happiness and safety of the children.

Simon Peter, Geoffrey and Eric were placed in our home when their families were incapable or unwilling of providing love and support. There was one uncle that the boys knew of, but had been unable to locate. PFP has recently located the uncle and his wife (both police officers) and they are more than happy to provide a safe and loving home for the boys during school holidays. What a beautiful twist in their story!

Chipa, Sylvia and Hellen are being resettled with their family now that the head of the household has been able to find employment and the family has reconciled. The girls will still remain a full part of the PFP program and will be housed in their own room, directly next door to their relatives. They are excited to begin rebuilding family ties.

Staff Training

The Uganda team continues its ongoing training lead by Olivia, our fearless Uganda leader. Training sessions include leadership, health and safety, communication, process improvement and one on one trainings for each staff person. PFP recognizes the importance of a strong team and we work hard to keep everyone committed and engaged.

Muhammad Needs a Sponsor!

Sweet Muhammad has faced many challenges in his short life.  He lost his parents at a young age and now lives with an auntie and many other children.  Her single income is not enough to pay rent and buy food for everyone.  Education is a luxury that they simply cannot afford.  Muhammad would like to get an education so he can get a job and help his auntie and other people who are struggling.  We took a leap of faith that we would find a sponsor and he was enrolled in school this term.  He is so excited, now he just needs a wonderful person to brighten his life and make his dreams come true with the gift of an education!

Muhammed is a part of our PFP Juniors program, so he will continue to live with his auntie while PFP supports him with education related expenses.

Contact hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to learn more.

We are looking for one $35/month sponsor for Muhammed. 

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