Monday, June 08, 2009

Trip to Uganda

I am very excited to announce that I will be traveling with four teenaged young women, our priest and one of the mothers on a trip of a lifetime to visit an AIDS orphanage that we help support in Uganda.

Sunrise House takes in children whose parents are no longer able to care for them as they have died or are very ill. Our Church, All Saints Episcopal church in San Leandro, CA has been providing a monthly payment to help pay for uniforms for school, etc. The Lions club also provides a great deal of support.

The young women going on this trip decided that they wanted to do more hands on work with Sunrise House rather than just raising money, and also collecting shoes to be sent there. They have been planning this trip for almost a year and time is getting closer. Our priest just recently asked if I could go with them as he feels I can give the kids, ours and theirs, support in creating some art projects that both groups of kids can enjoy.

It will cost me about $3500 for all of my expenses.

I have decided to do a sale of art work to help me get there...20% off and you can make the payment to All Saints Episcopal Church and have a write off for IRS to boot.

Just let me know if you are interested in anything and we can take it from there. We leave the first week of August and will return two weeks later.

Any help is very m uch appreciated.


Kate Themel said...

Liz, this is so exciting! What a wonderful opportunity for you and the young women who are going. Best of luck with everything - I'll be following along via your blog. Safe & Happy Travels!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Wow, Liz, this sounds wonderful! I know you will have a fantastic time, and will come home as enriched as you will have left the girls. Enjoy!

Gerrie said...

Mr C and I would like to contribute to your trip and I would have done it without the benefit of some of your art - that is a bonus!!

Lisa Ellis said...

I am interested in supporting your awesome trip with purchasing your art work.

Anonymous said...

How about using your own money for yourself and asking for donations for the others? You know you can well afford to do that.