The 8th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle Drawing is This Month!
There is still time to get in on our Anywhere in the World Raffle! Tickets are being sold for $20 each for a chance to win two round trip tickets to anywhere in the world on any airline! The drawing will be held March 26th, 2018. This is one of two annual fundraisers that we rely on in order to keep our programs running smoothly.
Click HERE to purchase your tickets!
Our Raffle Sponsors
Thanks to our business sponsors, there is almost zero cost to PFP for this fundraiser and we are looking to raise $40,000 with the raffle for our programs this year! We are so grateful to the following businesses for helping to make this fundraiser a success year after year!
In February, our PFP family grew by eight! We found sponsors for Apio, Achen, Sarah, Friday, Fabian, Clare, Patricia and Mirembe.
Every single child in the PFP program is now fully sponsored. We are so grateful to our family of supporters for making a safe, happy life full of HOPE a possibility for the children in our care. THANK YOU.
Back To School
All of our children have reported back to school for the first term of the year. We strive to keep our family together at school whenever possible, but in secondary school, we focus more heavily on where each individual child will thrive and be able to focus on subjects that will propel them to success. Everyone is ready to study hard and to work toward a brighter future!
Rose is off to Trade School
We work hard to identify the path that will best prepare our children for future success in a viable career. Rose has opted to pursue a degree in hair styling and will be attending Jinja Vocational Institute. This three-year degree will make her highly competitive when she is ready to enter the job market. We are so excited for her!
Our February birthdays were:
- Simon Peter Eedu – aged 7 on February 2
- Lokwang Friday – aged 18 on February 4
- Longoli Sylvia – aged 13 on February 15
- Fabian Amodoi – aged 10 on February 16
- Promise – aged 9 on February 23
- Tracy – aged 10 on February 28
Happy birthday to all of our very special children!!
The boys from Hope Home came together for one last community service project before heading back to school. With direction from school officials, they painted and beautified the property of a local school. Thanks to their hard work, so many children will enjoy their work for years to come! We have tried to instill in our children a sense of giving back to their loved ones and to their community. In addition to the community service projects they take part in each holiday, each child at both Hope and Peace Homes spend five hours per week volunteering their time to help someone else. This may be as simple as helping their brother or sister with homework or it may be something like helping an elderly person in the community carry water or cook dinner. It has been so beautiful for us to watch our children grow into such kind compassionate young adults.
August Social Mission Delegation
We are seeking interested individuals for our next Social Mission Delegation in mid-August. If you have ever been interested in visiting a developing country such as Uganda to give back to the community and children in need, this could be a great opportunity to make it happen. The social mission involves a group of visitors led by a PFP director working together on various community and PFP projects with an aim to make a positive and long lasting impact through all we do. The PFP director and delegates fundraise prior to their visit which will help fund the projects they will undertake and to support the sustainability of PFP. Jinja, Uganda is also a beautiful place on the Nile River with a lot to see and do. If you think you may be interested in joining this delegation, please contact email@example.com for more information.
This month we welcomed two new staff people to our Ugandan team. Santa comes to us with a degree in Social Work and years of experience working with different children’s organizations. She will be working at Love Home with our youngest children. Clare has come to us with 10 plus years of experience working in a children’s home as a caretaker. When this home closed down, Clare stayed with the children, even using her own money to feed them until every last one found a new home. She will be working as a live in caretaker at Peace Home for Girls. We are so proud to have both of these ladies as a part of the PFP team!
The PFP Transition Program
The transition program continues to go very well. The 5 children in the full fledged program finished their first long holiday in transitional housing and loved every second of it. We are looking at transitioning our next group of 18 and 19 year olds over the next year.
Nile River Farms
On NRF, we are growing passion fruit, bananas, maize, matooke, onions, tomatoes, sukuma wiki, cabbage, green pepper and eggplant.
Crops are being sold to the PFP homes and to local communities.
In an effort to decrease the costs associated with purchasing manure for fertilizer, we are expanding our pig project and have added five additional pigs to the farm this month. Planning is underway for a chicken project as well! The chickens will not only provide meat and eggs for the homes and surrounding communities, but much needed fertilizer for the farm itself.
We expect our first major harvest by the end of March.
A Big Thanks To Our Vaccination Donors
We work hard to ensure the PFP kids stay healthy and this includes keeping them up to date on all vaccinations. During the most recent school holiday, we were able to vaccinate 19 children for various vaccinations including MMR, Tetanus, HPV and Pentavalent (for children 5 years and younger). Our nurse Christine is taking great care of them all!
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 this program live in our neighborhood, however, their parents or guardians are unable to afford the full amount of school fees, uniforms and school supplies which are often more than a family can earn in a month. Because these children have families to look after them, they will not be living in our homes. Rather, they will live with their families and be sponsored through PFP for educational support. This program is designed to be a helping hand to parents who care for their child but need support to ensure their child can obtain an education and have a positive future. The parents contribute a small portion of school fees 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 are saving and planning for the much higher costs of secondary school for the students.
We are always looking for sponsors for children in this program. Almost every child in Uganda dreams of an education, but only some see that become a reality. You can make that dream come true for a child by sponsoring for only $35 per month. This will cover school supplies, uniforms and some or all of the school fees depending on the family’s ability to contribute. This sponsorship also supports many community handouts of school supplies to local students who often lack even the basics of pencils and paper to study. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about children currently seeking sponsorship to start school.
“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them.”
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. email@example.com
The Bulungi Beads Etsy shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese and by the young men and women learning the skill in the PFP program.
Beads are purchased from the women and PFP artisans to support their growing businesses and their families. All profits are sent back to the women and to the PFP program 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!
Bulungi Beads is on Instagram and Facebook!
Upcoming Bulungi Beads Events
Come and see us in person at the next ROAR event in Vancouver, WA on March 22nd at 7:30 PM. We would love to see you there! Check them out at https://www.roarvoices.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 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 ProfileFOLLOW US