Love is in the air!

February has always been know as the month of Love, and it has certainly been felt by the people in Uganda.   "Give It Up For Gulu" started February 2012, this month marks the 5th year of our campaign.  5 major projects have been accomplished because of the individuals who have shown Love through donations, time and prayer.  Your Love was given and received by many children and families living in the village of Olwiyo.  Thank you for putting a smile on someone's face and filling their heart with the Love of Christ!   'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'  (Matthew 22:35-40)

Five major accomplishments:

#1 St. Catherine of Siena Nursery School

#2 Child Sponsorship Program

#3 Empowering Women

#4 St. Catherine of Siena Empowerment Piggery

#5 St. Catherine's School Van

Fr. James Okello is in the process of purchasing the van for the school.  We will update when photos become available.  

Back Pack Project Complete!

Last September, at the Gulu 5K, we requested donations for school supplies and drawstring back packs for St. Catherine's Nursery School.  The donations were overwhelming!  On January 19th, three barrels filled with over 100 back packs and a variety of school supplies were taken to the sea port in Newark, New Jersey.  The children and teachers will be so excited when they receive these gifts.  It's not only the items that will make them happy, but knowing so many people care about them!  Soon, the barrels will take their three month journey across the Atlantic to the remote village of Olwiyo.  

We were also gifted with four wheel chairs, Fr. James Okello will see that they find their way to those in most need.  Kudos to all!

May God Bless You real good!!!

A Joyful Time!

Christmas is a time to be filled with the Joy of Jesus' birth!  This month has been filled with JOY as the Third Graduating Class of St. Catherine of Siena Nursery School gathered on December 7th to celebrate their accomplishments and move on to primary education.  Joy was felt not only by the students, their families, teachers and Director Fr. James Okello, but by the sponsors who made education possible for some of the students.  The sponsors received their child's report card, just in time for Christmas!  500 pairs of shoes which were donated by so many caring individuals also arrived this month, and made wonderful Christmas presents to many.  Everyone is  so grateful for the love shown to them, Merry Christmas from Anaka!!!



My Backpack Project

Every year at the 5K event, we select a project to help St. Catherine's Nursery School.  In the past, we collected books, learning aids, and shoes.   "My Backpack" was the theme of this year's project.  A simple request for drawstring backpacks and school supplies, allowed us to fill two 75 gallon barrels.  These barrels will start their voyage in the beginning of the year.  

So many kind hearted individuals are giving hope to the children of St. Catherine's.