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A Shifting of Tides for Refugees and Immigrants

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A Shifting of Tides for Refugees and Immigrants

Lashonda tutorDo 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!

 

Araceli Gayzka

 

 

 

A Leap of Faith for Uganda

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

African Families

 

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.

Children of UgandaThere 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

A Party for the Orphans–A Day to Remember!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

party 16 party 11 party 6party 4Here 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!

 

 

If I Can Help Somebody!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

“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.”

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Medical Realities in Uganda

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Medical Realities in Uganda

As I sat on the sofa of the Missionaries’ Inn in Ateiku, Ghana, an African news channel reports on the staggering number of children and adults who suffer from various deformations and irregularities in their bodies; some stemming from lack of proper nutrition and medical care as infants in their mothers’ wombs and others from no availability of surgery critical to make corrections.  It brought to mind the information that was shared with those who attended our Gala Event, “What if…?” held in October.  It was an evening filled with facts, photos, videos, and encouragement supporting the necessity for a Medical Clinic in Fort Portal, Uganda but, at the same time, reinforcing HHCharities’ purpose—with conviction—as we work towards a healthier future for the people of Uganda.

DeLores Pressley, Author, Speaker, Coach, and CEO and Founder  of The UP (Undeniably Powerful) Woman, skillfully led our evening program agenda.

There were two dynamic presenters that truly brought the “Realities of Medical Challenges” to life highlighting the people of Uganda.  Our first Guest Presenter, Dr. Isador Lieberman, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital and Founder of Uganda Spine Surgery Mission—enlightened us with his mission for the people of Uganda.  He performs spinal surgeries on the deformed bodies of the people.  The doctor’s facts, photos, videos and surgical success stories while in Uganda enlightened us and reminded us of how we take for granted the medical facilities and care givers that are so readily available to us while those in impoverished countries are suffering from lack of medical care and the financial means to even seek assistance. This nudge of remembrance supported HHCharities mission—to help the widows and orphans.

Our Motivational Presenter, Roland Parrish, President and CEO of 26 Parrish McDonalds Restaurants, Chairman and CEO of National Black McDonald’s Operators Association (NBMOA)—encouraged us to provide and lead the way for those who are disadvantaged.  He also shared that we need to “block the naysayers” and encourage the supporters who have a heart to fulfill the hope that lies within the Ugandans—the dream of a Medical Clinic in their own community of Fort Portal.   Parrish’s encouragement was fortified when he doubled his sponsorship donation to HHCharities to assist in funding the building of the Medical Clinic. 

If you missed the Gala—Lieberman and Parrish did a marvelous job bringing to life the “Realities of Medical Challenges” for the Ugandans!  Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this humanitarian effort that will impact lives for years to come.  DONATE now and help us reach our goal of $200,000.  Your donation will make a difference!

Visit our web site at www.hhcharities.org to find out more about our medical mission.