We are asking anyone who wishes to donate towards this program $30 CDN per child per food gift bag. We need you to send the Canadian donations to Pat Bates in Winnipeg by October 20th this month like last year so that she can get the cheques to the bank and get the money to us for us to be able to shop for these items early in December. We will need to purchase the items in bulk ahead of time before the shops raise their prices again for Christmas season. Last month in September headline inflation rose to 28.3% in Uganda. Food inflation is now soaring at 50.4%. We will attempt to feed over 400 people a special Christmas meal, mostly children before Christmas after the church service and then around 100 children on Christmas Day. December 28th we will feed the children along with their guardians before they go to their former guardians to visit for one month including January 2012. These children from the three families will also take home with them a gift bag to help out with the feeding during their stay.
The gift bags include: Rice, Sugar, Flour, Bread, Margarine, Cooking Oil, Matches, Beans, Washing and Bathing Soap, and a Fun Gift for Children.
Other Projects under way for EWCV include: Rebuilding of the Senior Secondary School (outside walls still to be completed), construction of Family #3 Housing which includes 4 childrens’ huts, kitchen, parent’s house all still needed by Christmas, rebuilding the old kitchen and adding on of a Senior Secondary School kitchen. The hiring of eight secondary teachers will take place next month.
Contact Information: Eagles Wings Children’s Village, #300-404 Desalaberry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2L 2G3