Join Us on a Future Trip for Sylvia's Children!
Dates: November 12-22, 2016
The dates are November 12-22 and for $3,500 you will have covered all the costs except getting your Visa, the shots and tips while we are there. (This trip will have a safari component!) This will be the eleventh Christmas party we have done and it is an unbelievable experience as you get to have the joy of being with children who are so very appreciative of everything! This year every girl will get a new dress and every boy a new shirts.
You will work hard, helping us pack 1,100 goody bags, serving the children and staff, passing out cake, etc. BUT you will feel so good afterwards.
In addition, we are inviting medical personnel to join us so they can work in the clinic and help the community and continue training our medical staff. I need to start making reservations now so let me know as soon as possible if you will be joining us. Questions? Just call me 732 946 2711 or send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Need to start planning!
LEARN MORE ABOUT TRAVELING OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP THE CHILDREN
Read about Steven's trip to Uganda, Africa!
Children Helping Children at Vacation Bible School
Children who participated in the Vacation Bible School at the Aitkin United Methodist Church collected 137 pairs of shoes for the children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School in Uganda, Africa. The project, entitled “Shoes of Peace”, was the brainchild of the VBS coordinators, Celia Doty (pictured standing on left of children) and Julie Hansen.
The VBS was held August 19-23 and ran from 9 to 11:30 am. A total of 15 children ranging in age from 4 to 12 participated in this drive. Sylvia Allen, founder of Sylvia's Children, spoke to the children, talked about how different the living conditions were for the African children and demonstrated how valuable these she contributions were to the Ugandan children, many of whom have no shoes.
Celia, who went to Uganda with Sylvia's Children on their Christmas 2010 trip said, “When our children learned that many children had no shoes at all, when they themselves had as many as 10 pairs, they began to enthusiastically collect shoes and bring them to school.” Interestingly, as people learned about the shoe drive they began to bring shoes to Celia's shop, Modern Beauty. She is still accepting donations and, as she said, “With 1,000 children needing shoes just keep bringing the shoes!”
Sylvia's Children 9/16/13. Read entire article
Sylvia's Children Dance Project
A Child's Heart Touched by Sylvia's Children
When young Brendon learned of the children in the Mbiriizi Primary School in Masaka, Uganda, Africa, he knew he wanted to help. After talking to his parents, he presented his school teacher with a letter and $125 of his own money to give to Sylvia's Children.
Read Brendon's letter.