Monday, October 21, 2013

Garage Sale Success!

Successful Saturday: We finished the day Saturday by raising $935 for Pastor George!  Thank you for donating, and delivering goods, and for your prayer support.  A special thanks to Mike Norman for helping to set up on Friday, and for pitching in to break down Saturday afternoon.  Thanks too to Sophia Beccue and Ana Zepeda for being our steady sellers on Saturday morning.  Ana's Spanish skills were a special blessing to us and to our Spanish speaking customers.

Reminder:  We are into our tenth day of Indiegogo Campaign for Bukasa School.  This online donation site is a 60-day fund raising mechanism to generate funds through social media.  Please check out the site and pass the link ( to friends and neighbors via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  A word shared about this worthy cause would be much appreciated.
Wildwood "Bucks for Bukasa" event!

Sponsorships:  We also have another five students available for sponsorship.  A commitment of $40 per month provides for student enrollment, a daily meal, books, materials, and general supplies.  Would you consider sponsoring one of these little ones?  Their profiles and photos can be found on this site in an earlier posting.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss this with me give me a call (805-492-4020).  Many thanks!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

25th Garage Sale!

Dear Bukasa Supporters-
This Saturday, October 19, 7 am-12 noon, we will be hosting our 26th garage sale to support Bukasa School!  If you have items you would like to donate contact me (805-492-4020), I'd be happy to pick up.  Would you be willing volunteer some time to help with the event?  We need help with set up on Friday, Oct 18 from 2-4 pm; volunteers to help sell on Sat morning (we provide coffee and munchies); and help at the end (noon) to clean up and stack left-over goods for pick up on Tuesday.  Any time you give is much appreciated no matter how short.
Thank you for your loyal support of this ministry over the past 4 years.  Since the beginning we have collected slightly more than $25,000- that's a lot!  Many might think that all needs are met and the school should be well on it's way to being out of "financial need".  I wish this was true!  If you pro-rate the funds over 4 years it averages out to about $520 per month.  This is almost exactly the amount needed to support the school on a monthly basis- teacher salaries, food, clean water, uniforms, books/materials, repairs, expansion, improvements, etc.  
So we continue to plug away.  Please join us in this effort once again.  I'll keep you posted on our results and overall progress.
On behalf of Bukasa School, many thanks,

P.S.  We are in the early stages of planning our trip to Uganda during the summer of 2014.  I invite you to join us (me, my wife Deanne, and daughter Blythe) comprising a team of perhaps 6-10.  Cost $3000; dates, probably late June or early July; duration 8-12 days.  As the plans firm up I will give more specific info.  Our purposes would be:
1) prepare profiles for student sponsorships (photos/family background, establishing priority list by need)
2) help stock the local pharmacy
3) organize micro-loan seminars for locals by locals
4) assess needs of community and solicit help from local Rotary to meet the need
5) spend time with adults and children


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Indiegogo Campaign!

Dear Loyal Bukasa Supporters-
Join us in our Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for Bukasa.  It's time sensitive, so we have only 60 days to reach our goal.  Please spread the word, share with friends and family.  I'll keep you posted on the results.

To read all about it, click the link below:

Here's hoping for great success!