Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Children's HopeChest Weekend-new schedule!

CHANGES!!! CHANGES!!!!! Thank you to those of you who found me this morning and said you want to host a party on Friday! Anyone up for Thursday evening? It could be an open house style or a formal presentation!!! Up to you!

Thursday, December 3rd

-6-8pm ??? WIDE OPEN ?????

Friday, December 4th

-Total Fitness 1461 Broadway N Fargo 9-11am

-Ilene Anderson home party 2-5pm 1241 N 1st street Fargo

-Open house @ Ria Lee Photography Fargo downtown Broadway studio from 5-8pm

Saturday, December 5th

-Open House @ Liz's home Saturday 9-11am (call/email me for address)
Saturday afternoon Open House @ Ria Lee Photography downtown Broadway Fargo 1-4pm

Saturday night @ Believer's Fellowship Church starting at 6:30pm Moorhead



I, with my college friend Rachel Antoine have decided to rally a group of people who are interested in helping orphans in Uganda. We have been working with an organization called Children's HopeChest (CHC), who has hooked us up with a village called Bukedea in Uganda, where 256 orphans are looking for sponsors. During the first weekend in December, two representatives from CHC are coming to the Fargo-Moorhead area to host a number of sweet parties to gain sponsors and fundraise for Bukedea. The parties will include selling aprons ($25-35) and Authentic Ugandan paperbead necklaces ($10). You will also be able to see the children's faces that need sponsorship-to keep their tummies full. All proceeds from aprons and necklaces will go towards building a kitchen for these orphans. The kitchen will cost $10,000.

Bukedea is an identified orphan care point. That means it is a village of hundreds of children who have lost their parents from many reasons such as war or HIV/AIDS and the older children are responsible for raising the little ones left behind. They are starving. Currently, if a meal is provided somewhere in their area, kids will walk miles just to get to it. By building a kitchen and providing sponsorship to kids, meals could be provided at this kitchen up to twice a day!

We are looking for men and women in the Fargo-Moorhead community to sponsor and be advocates with us for these kids. If you are interested in helping build an online community to organize future fundraisers, trips to visit the kids, etc, please contact Lindsay or Rachel. If you are considering sponsoring a child from this village, we will have an on-line community with updates of the kids and Bukedea and an opportunity for us (all the sponsors) to stay connect by blogging. Sponsorship includes: 1. Praying for your child 2. Giving $34 a month 3. Writing letters and e-mails 4. Visiting!!! (this is not a requirement, just a fun possibility).

What a fun way to give back during this holiday season!

Here is the weekend line up!

Friday, December 4th open house @ Ria Lee Photography from 5-8pm

Saturday Open House @ Liz's home Saturday 9-11am call 701-552-1203 for address

Saturday afternoon @ Ria Lee Photography 1-4pm

Saturday night @ Believer's Fellowship Church starting at 6:30pm

If you are interested in hosting a party, we still have openings for Thursday evening and all day Friday.

Please email me at tlkenya@yahoo.com with questions!

Hope you can make it!

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