Take My Hand Uganda
Opening our hands and hearts to vulnerable families in Uganda. Isaiah 58:10
CHRISTMAS 2017 IS UPON US!
The
PROJECTS PAGE 
will show you all the ways you can shop for a child this Christmas! What fun! 
Thank you, as always, for changing a life, especially during this beautiful celebration of Jesus' birth.

​MERRY CHRISTMAS! 


SHIRTS ARE IN AND READY TO SHIP! GO TO THE PROJECTS PAGE AND MAKE YOUR PAYMENT USING THE GOLD PAYPAL BUTTON  IF YOU PURCHASED A SHIRT OR SHIRTS. WE WILL MAIL THEM OUT TO YOU ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED! THANKS SO MUCH FOR ORDERING!
IMPORTANT - TEAM TRIP UPDATE                                                                                                                                                              September 27, 2017

​Dear TMHU Sponsors and Supporters,
First, thank you all for your patience, prayers and words of encouragement to Julie Hawbaker and our team as we navigated through the transition of Julie's health concerns and rescheduling the Fall trip. Here's what you all need to know:  

Julie:
Julie has been scheduled for surgery next month and has rescheduled her trip with her team to October 2018 to accommodate her necessary recovery before she travels.  We will communicate the needs of that trip as it draws closer. 

Team Trip 2017 UPDATE:
Bryan Klinchuch, a board member is traveling with a sponsor November 2nd through the 11th.  While some of the intricate details of the trip are still being worked out we need to get the word out now.  We are in a bit of pinch here to raise some last minute funds to off set the expenses of this trip.  Tickets had already been purchased for the previously scheduled trip and those will carry over for Julie in the spring.  Hopefully some of you can spare a bit here and there to help us off-set the cost of this last minute trip.  We will be spending several days at each of the schools and we will be exploring some options for longer team trips and places to stay really close to the schools.  Please get your small packages ready now if you have not already and send them to:

Bryan Klinchuch
9081 S Shady Willow Cir
Sandy, UT 84093


Remember to try to keep it to a 1 gallon zip lock back and put both your name and the name of your sponsored child on the zip lock bag.  They LOVE photos of you and your families/friends doing every day things.  If you live near Winston Salem, NC and want to drop your package off email us directly and we can provide you with an address to drop it off to.
If you have any questions about what to pack in the ziplock bags, please see below:

RULES FOR CARE PACKAGES
​We can bring 1 gallon Ziplock bag filled with your gifts and messages to child.  Please try to remember this when buying and filling a package.  If you sponsor a child FULLY then you may fill 2 bags for your child.    Please write your name and the name of your child on the ziplock bag of your package in Sharpie as this makes it easier to sort the packages out while packing them and is easier when we are distributing them.  Here is a list of items that are popular with the kids to receive:
*toothbrush/toothpaste *deodorant and fragrant bar soaps *chapstick, small travel size toiletries, travel sewing kit *chewing gum and individually wrapped candy (NO CHOCOLATE) IT MELTS *Journals, small bibles, trinkets, stickers, coloring books,  crayons *baseball caps, sunglasses, scarves, fun headbands, bracelets *PICTURES of YOU and YOUR FAMILY are the most treasured of all! Please don't forget this!  Weight of bags is IMPORTANT.  Please try to avoid heavy books!


Sponsor Letters:
Yesterday, Tuesday, letters and pictures from your sponsored kids were mailed out to you.  You will get new ones around Christmas after the team comes back home in November.  
Thank you again everyone and we appreciate all your support, love and prayers as we gather and support these amazing and beautiful children in the TMHU program.  

Sincerest Regards,
The TMHU Board


 
We are selling our first ever TMHU  t-shirts!                                                                                                 July 2017
These shirts say "Love Crosses Oceans" with "Take My Hand Uganda" in smaller letters underneath. The color is royal blue. They are soft, of good quality and supports the team trip coming up in late September! The cost of the shirt is 20 dollars each and the two largest sizes are two dollars extra. 

Shirts come in youth medium and large.
Adult small, medium, large, x large, xx large, xxx large. 
The shirts run a little small so when in doubt, order a size up!

You can also buy a shirt for one of the 33 children in our care! If you are a sponsor just tell us who your child or children are and we will pick the sizes.
Sound good?

We will be taking orders until August 21st! Simply email me at takemyhanduganda@gmail.com  to tell us how many you want, in what sizes and your address. Shipping will be extra on orders not in my local area of Hancock or Hagerstown, MD. Once the shirts are in, we will estimate your shipping cost and once you pay we will ship your shirts. I will place a paypal button here when the shirts arrive.

Happy shopping and thank you!!
                                                                                                                                 May 2017
Alteryx is a company that leads in self-service data analytics. They have a give-back program called Alteryx for Good and it’s passionate about doing good for worthy, charitable causes. One of their ACE uesers, Andy Moncla, participated in a contest with the company and won a $14,000 prize which Alteryx then donated to Take My Hand Uganda as the charity of his choice! Incredible, don’t you think?
   We want to thank Alteryx (community.alteryx.com) and Andy for this astounding gift which will be graciously invested into the lives and community of vulnerable children and families in Uganda. We are working on plans now that involve the potential of partnering with Hope Vision and expanding and combining their outreach with ours with a new senior school, playing fields, medical post and more. It will be life changing for all involved! Thank you, Alteryx!
2017 TEAM TRIP PLANNING HAS BEGUN! 
Head over to our
Projects Page to find out more and to give towards our goal! 
Sponsors WILL be able to pack and send with the team a gallon-size zip-loc bag for each child that they sponsor. If you FULLY sponsor a child, you may send two bags for that child.
​ More details to come in our next newsletter. 
                                                                     March 20, 2017
I adore this photo!
Ivan is wearing the hat and blue t-shirt. 

Back row from the left: 
Wilson, Andrew, Noah, Joyce, Phionah, Esther, Alex, Ben, Charles, Elias, and Jolly.

Front row from the left:
Shafra, Queen, Kenneth, Barbara, Sharon, Abraham, Scovia, Emily and Winnie.

Missing Racheal. Diana, Kellen, Sorange
                                                                        March 20, 2017
Most of our senior kids are pictured here but we are missing a few,

Left to right:
Simeon, Charles, Habert, Henry, Janet, Rebecca, Phionah.

Missing Fred, Sylvia
We have a new address!

Take My Hand Uganda
3320 Robinhood Rd. #329
Winston Salem, NC 27106

It's almost Christmas in Uganda! This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a gift for one of the children in our/your care! Follow the link to the Project Page to see exactly how to do that. It's going to be another wonderful celebration for them because of YOU! ​http://takemyhanduganda.com/projects
SPRING TEAM TRIP IS COMING!
It's that time of year to be gearing up for our team trip to Uganda! Dates are tentatively set for late May and early June. A company of six is preparing their hearts and gathering supplies for this all-important mission, where they hope to accomplish much with the days that they have there.
Our goal for this project is $2,500 and we'd love for you to join hands with us! http://takemyhanduganda.com/projects.htm
NEW CHILDREN WELCOMED INTO THE TMHU FAMILY!
So excited to welcome two new children into the TMHU family! Janet and Rebbecca were with us in the years before Take My Hand Uganda was born. Sadly, we lost track of them but we never forgot them!
And now God has brought them full circle, back into the fold. Two families have chosen to become their first sponsors with THMU which means they will be able to start school with the other children next week.
This will be life-changing for them and we are overjoyed to be able to bring these teen girls under our wing.
Janet is in the blue on the left and Rebbecca is wearing the blue scarf below. They still need one more sponsor each for us to be able to fully cover their schooling, transport, medical care, uniform, books, etc. Contact us! Be their family!
http://takemyhanduganda.com/contact.htm
 
CHRISTMAS IN UGANDA!
PHOTOS ARE HERE!!
 Go to the 
Christmas in Uganda photos to see how your love and generosity were put into action!


We have 12 children who are still in need of their second and final sponsor! You can find out more about it on the Sponsorship 101  page and then consider an individual child to support at  I Choose You.

We are selling our first ever TMHU  t-shirts!                                                                                                 July 2017
These shirts say "Love Crosses Oceans" with "Take My Hand Uganda" in smaller letters underneath. The color is royal blue. They are soft, of good quality and supports the team trip coming up in late September! The cost of the shirt is 20 dollars each and the two largest sizes are two dollars extra. 

Shirts come in youth medium and large.
Adult small, medium, large, x large, xx large, xxx large. 
The shirts run a little small so when in doubt, order a size up!

You can also buy a shirt for one of the 33 children in our care! If you are a sponsor just tell us who your child or children are and we will pick the sizes.
Sound good?

We will be taking orders until August 21st! Simply email me at takemyhanduganda@gmail.com to tell us how many you want, in what sizes and your address. Shipping will be extra on orders not in my local area of Hancock or Hagerstown, MD. Once the shirts are in we will estimate your shipping cost and once you pay we will ship your shirts. I will place a paypal button here when the shirts arrive.