Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Africa Bound

On Christmas Day, I'm heading to East Africa for a trip that has been brewing in my mind for a few years. It started with the gorillas; wanting to see the silverbacks before they become extinct. But, now it's become so much more than that.

I'm heading to an orphanage in Uganda, bringing with me well wishes from hundreds of Canadians and a substantial donation that will allow the orphanage to build brand new furniture for a new home they just moved into. How incredible is it that we were able to purchase new beds for all of the children there?

As a bonus, there were no overhead costs. Every dollar you donated will go directly to the orphanage. And all of that money will be spent in the local economy, hiring carpenters and purchasing local textiles.

I wasn't planning to blog, but the overwhelming response to the fundraiser suggests I should. I want to be able to share with you some stories on how we have touched the lives of 70 boys and girls in Uganda.


  1. Great idea Karen! I can't wait to hear of your travels and adventures! jave a great time. John

  2. I'm so glad you started this blog! It's a great way to communicate!