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There is always an opportunity to give back to your community or to those who are so disadvantaged that they cannot afford an education. Friends, we all have events put before us that says “it is time to open your hearts and give back!”
Speaking personally, I can remember several times that friends–and those I did not know–gave to me and my family because they had a heart to give. What about you? Just look back over your personal lives and remember those who have taken time out to give to you or sacrifice their time to help you. There is a great joy in knowing you helped someone by reaching out to them and giving financially or physically.
Dallas remains the second largest city in Texas that receives the highest quantity of refugees/immigrants in our communities. Our organization assists with literacy programs that lifts them to another level encouraging their spirits to seek employment, learn how to speak English and to prepare to take their Naturalization test for US Citizenship.
The orphans of Fort Portal, Uganda still number over 2500 with a population of less than 10% who are able to attend school to receive an education that will change their lives and the lives of their community. We are also working to build a Medical Clinic in this community to treat non-emergency cases which will help those who could have died from treatable ailments.
Humanitarian Hands Charities challenges you to step up and step out to make an impact on someone’s live! Help us by supporting our organization on North Texas Giving Day, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. – Midnight. Credit/Debit cards with $25 – $50,000 will be pro-rated with $.10 bonus funds. Don’t miss your opportunity to Give Back at http://www.northtexasgivingday.org/. We are under Community Improvement and Education.
Do you ever want things to stay just the way they are in your secure world where all is good and things are going well? What about those who have moments when the Shifting of Tides means you have to leave everything you own and everyone you are familiar with because your life is in danger? What would be your feelings when you don’t know where you will live, eat, or sleep tomorrow?
I often wonder how I would feel if suddenly displaced from my very familiar surroundings and even forced to leave family. This brings about such compassion in me and I trust you have the same reactions or feelings. This is reality for Refugees and Immigrants who are new to the Dallas community. Their lives have been interrupted, uprooted, and sometimes destroyed because of war, dissension, and natural disasters.
Approximately 8 million refugees and immigrants were eligible for citizenship in 2013 but only 8% became naturalized citizens. HHCharities is working to build bridges for this population concentrating on their English literacy and then on their Naturalization and Citizenship Readiness. This preparation process will increase the percentage of those that will be secure in receiving their US Citizenship.
If you want to be a part of changing lives now, visit our web site and make a tax-deductible donation at http://www.hhcharities.org or contact us to volunteer your time at 972.331.6098. The new semester starts in September 2014.
Don’t miss your opportunity in Shifting the Tides towards success for the Refugees and Immigrants! It will change their lives—and yours!
My husband, Ray, Randy Clark and I just returned from Kenya. Every time we visit Africa it reminds me how truly blessed we are in the United States. The poverty levels are so visibly astounding to me–although my visits are frequent. I often wonder when the various governments will step up, and out, to make living in Africa a better experience for their people. I know we will always have the poor with us but there can be more relief and a better example of the governments truly giving people a “hand-up” out of poverty.
When we encounter poverty and the sick in countries like Kenya it encourages us to “step out in faith” and begin the building process of the Medical Center in Fort Portal Uganda. Sometimes we are encouraged by others to wait until we get all of the funds we need before we begin building but–there is a constant urging to go ahead and start. There are people dying everyday because they cannot get the necessary medication or treatment to cure their common ailments.
There is a statement that Gail McWilliams makes on her radio programs, “When you choose to look past the horizon, the skies the limit!” She is a visually impaired woman that inspires you to reach for more then what you can see. To live life with a vision that challenges you to stretch beyond what you can see, feel, and touch. Reach for the unseen!
That is what we have been encouraged to do. We are “reaching for the unseen”. Faith causes us to be steadfast in our mission and begin building the Medical Center for the disadvantaged and impoverished people in the Fort Portal community.
Roland Parrish of Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants LLC and Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church have joined us in our “skies the limit” vision. You can also join us. How? Visit our web site at www.hhcharities.org and make your donation to support the Medical Center. Upon request, we will send you the “Naming Rights” information. Any amount will help build the Center.
Remember, “When you choose to look past the horizon, the skies the limit!”
Mary A. Christopher, CEO
Here is a note from our friend in Fort Portal, Uganda who makes sure the orphans do not miss out on special events. Read how your donations made an impact in the lives of the orphans and their community.
“Dear sister Mary, I greet you in the name of our Lord and brother, Jesus.
We thank you sister Mary, the brothers and sisters at GACC, the board of directors of HHCharities and all the donors who made it possible for our orphans to go to school and also have a Christmas party in 2013. Thank you very much– thank you very much!
Here attached are some of the pictures of the party. This year we had 985 kids to show up for the party and because we had anticipated this, we prepared lots of food and drinks and it was indeed merry for all of the orphans and widows. God bless you.
Your brother in the Lord, Ronald.”
What a wonderful experience for children that considers Christmas day just another day of hoping they will get a meal and a place to sleep. Your donations made a difference! We were only able to send funds for one cow (cost is $500) and a few trimmings but, as you read, they made it stretch.
Thank you for caring! Your donations are always welcome because there will definitely continue to be a growing population of orphans in Uganda. This year make it your choice to help an orphan attend school this semester.
Provide a memorable gift that will affect the rest of their lives now. Visit our web site for details and make a tax-deductible donation at http://www.hhcharities.org. Their new semester starts in February.
The orphans will be truly grateful and appreciative! Again, thank you for caring!
“Dear sister Mary, I thank you so much for the support to our kids’ Christmas party that took place on 24th December 2012. It was so much fun for all of us and may God bless you, all the HHCharities Directors and donors.”
This is the response of gratitude we received from the minister and orphaned children in Fort Portal, Uganda who benefitted greatly from the donations we received to support their party last year. Parties of any kind are not a familiar activity for these 750 plus orphans and impoverished children, therefore; it was an unforgettable blessing to have a celebration for them in 2012. We not only send funds to cover a cow, rice and beans, but—they also receive much needed bales of clothing. What a beautiful gift for the children who are expecting nothing for the holidays!
You ask, “If I can help somebody, what can I do?” Provide a memorable gift for the orphans now. Click here to make your online tax-deductible donation by December 19th at http://hhcharities.org.
The orphans will be truly grateful and appreciative! Thank you for asking “how you can help somebody.”