Apr 30, 2009

The Thing!!! -- FHP

Abbie has finally given the green light to announce thing #2!!!

I could try and write a great post about it, but I love what Abbie said! Check it out! She's been working on this for weeks now, ironing out all of the details. We're both pretty stoked about it and hope you will be too!
Recently, funds were sent to Uganda for upgrading a maternity ward in Fort Portal. As soon as we have photos from the project, I'll be sure to post them!
Abbie had an awesome idea of providing much needed items to new mothers soooo.... one thing lead to another and The Future Hope Project was birthed!
For more information, check out the project site. Oh! And Abbie is doing an awesome giveaway for those that participate!
As an added incentive to participate -- each person who sends a care package or donates a minimum of $10 towards the project will have their name entered into a drawing for a handmade Ugandan craft made by one of our Hope Aid beneficiaries in Fort Portal!!!
I realize I'm just now mentioning Hope Aid... you can read more about why I love it here. In a nutshell though, Hope Aid International focuses on increasing productivity through provision of income-generating activities, micro-loan programs, education, and social networks. We strive to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment that will lead to sustainable development.
It's also worth mentioning that we have the BEST staff ever in Uganda. David and his wife, Linda have fully committed themselves to helping others in their community. They are what keeps HAI running each day -- HUGE thank you to both of them!!! Did I mention that they VOLUNTEER their time for all of this??? They both also run Good Hope School - what a job!? Without David and Linda, Hope Aid could not exist in the capacity that it does. They are simply AWESOME!
So.... what are you waiting for?! Check out our new project!!! And don't forget about the giveaways! Let us know what questions you may have!


Jill Foley said...

I am so excited for you and Abbie and this amazing endeavor! I just left a comment on Abbie's blog saying that I am all over this!

Read my blog to see my post...

I'm praying for this endeavor. And now I'm off to do some shopping for baby supplies!!

Abbie H. said...

LOVE your post lady!!!!

pippasmum said...

This is an amazing idea!!!! People love shopping for babies and how wonderful to think that we would be helping a new mother and her baby. I am so impressed with the idea!

brittanywest said...

AWESOME! Also, LOVE the design with the stork, that is FUN!

Anissa said...

Happy VGNO!

pam said...

I am going to take a look!!

Have a great weekend.

Kimberly said...

Ginger: I am so glad that I have become friends with you. I love this project and will be participating and promoting it! As a mother, my heart goes out to any woman struggling to provide the essentials for their children.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub