WHATS NEW .....
SOCKS will be attending the following events:
November 1, 1014
Tansley United Church Christmas Bazaar, 2111 Walker’s Line, Burlington, Ont. – 9:30-3:00
St. Paul’s United Church Christmas Bazaar, 454 Rebecca St., Oakville, Ont. – 9:00-3:00
Binkley United Church Christmas Bazaar, 1570 Main St. W., Hamilton, Ont. – 9:00-3:00
Knox United Church Fair Trade Fair, 92 Northumberland St., Ayr, Ont. – 10:00-2:00
We will be selling our Kenyan jewellery and soap stone at these events.
November 15, 2014
Gleaner’s International Marketplace, 1550 Morrison Rd., Cambridge, Ont. – 10:00-3:00
Over 25 mission organizations with unique gift items
December 13, 2014
St. John United Church Edible Fair, 195 E 38th St. Hamilton, Ont.
We arrived home safely from Kenya on June 27 with mixed emotions. We were so happy to see our own families and friends, but were already missing our Kenyan family and friends.
It was one of our best trips ever!! We were excited knowing that you were helping us “do something” and WE DID. A few times it was obvious where funds needed to go, but other times we were open to where God would lead us.
A large portion of our donations to “Do Something” was directed towards EDUCATION. We spent a day at Caretakers Children’s Centre in Nairobi. We were able to purchase school supplies, a large wooden cabinet and textbooks (their first textbooks ever!!) for 300 students at the school. To see the smiles on their faces as books were unpacked and put on the shelves in their new “library” was pure joy!! We also contributed funds to each volunteer staff member for their hard work and dedication.
Another large portion was directed to MEDICAL. We spent an emotional day at the Kisumu East District Hospital where we visited patients and shared the news with them that they were going home!! Patients are not permitted to leave the hospital in Kenya until an attempt is made to pay the bill. Our funds paid for 13 patients – some who had been in hospital for almost a year. Dr. Amos told us that SOCKS made history that day. Others had visited and brought medicine and supplies but we were the first to ever donate money specifically for the payment of hospital bills.
Donations were made to three homes/schools for mentally and physically challenged children, including the purchase of occupational therapy equipment at Joyland School. No less significant were the donations made on a more personal level to individuals in need and to new community programs.
We hope that in the future you will again be able to assist SOCKS CANADA with our call to “Do Something.”
Asante Sana (Thank you)
Lynn, Paul, Pat & Jen