Join Us on a Future Trip for Sylvia's Children!
Dates: November 10-22, 2016
This is our combination medical and holiday trip where we work at the clinic as well as putting on a Christmas party for the children...gifts, cake, fireworks, you name it. $5,000 all inclusive (airfare from your location to Newark and on to Uganda, all airport transfers, hotel, food, guide and transportation for the entire trip, water...the works … plus a three day safari)! The only extra money you need is for souvenirs!
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.