Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Watoto

Posted by kristin on Thursday, November 29, 2012,

Watoto is the swahili word for 'children'. Watoto Children’s Choir...  If you ever have a chance to see them, go.  This organization is incredible.  Five years ago Watoto hosted our team in Uganda. We were building a borehole (well) in northern Uganda and they graciously and safely navigated us through the country and the many people wanting to say hello.  Ashley Hughes and I were impressed with the professionalism of our hosts.  We were also impressed with  their vision of caring for the o...


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Alternative Gift Market

Posted by kristin on Wednesday, November 14, 2012,

What is an alternative gift? Hmmm, good question!

It’s what you would rather get than another ugly sweater! This Saturday is the Alternative Gift Market in Audubon, PA. COME UNITY will be there as will dozens of local non-profits. Each will be ‘selling’ non-gift items, three specific ways you can make important contributions to their charities. In return, you get some kind of little take away, card, momento or thank you in honor of your purchase. Or you non-purchase depending on how yo...


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Carolyn

Posted by kristin on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,

This letter is from Carolyne. She is new to our sponsorship program, we hope to find sponsors for her and 14 classmates starting january 1, 2013. $1.40 a day make a huge impact on her life.

I am Carolyne the first born girl of John Saekro. We have seven siblings, three girls and four boys. Three are in secondary while four are still in primary level.

My father has no work he is a disabled. When you ask him for the school feeds he normally tells me that how can I struggle and yet I have no mo...


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The Foster Family

Posted by kristin on Monday, November 5, 2012,

The Foster Family is trying something new this Christmas.  Exchanging “Christmas lists” seemed a little empty and self serving. This year, their church encouraged them to give up part of their Christmas gifts in a campaign called ‘Giving back Christmas.’  It fit right in to what their hearts were already saying, and this year when they get together on Christmas, the five of them will each bring a $100 check made out to COME UNITY. They will bring four handmade gifts to exchange with o...


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