Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

GREAT NEWS ... THE CLINIC IS DONE!

And, we are almost there ... we have a shortage of some supplies that limits their ability to serve all the potential patients; however, the whole cost is only $5,000 to bring them "up to speed".  If we were going over soon I would provide you with a list and ask you for donations. 

However, since the summer trip was cancelled and we will not be returning until November (and shipping is IMPOSSIBLE ... it would never get there!) I am asking you for a donation so we can send them the money and they can buy the supplies that will then complete the inventory.

Will you help us?  Attached is a form that you can fill out and mail to us (or scan and e-mail if paying by credit card) or call me and I will fill the form out for you.

 You can also go to www.Sylviaschildren.org and click on the "donate now" button and look for the line that says medical supplies.  You can then pay through PayPal.

Thanks, in advance, for your constant care and concern for these children and their families.

Sylvia ...732 946 2711/cell 732 241 144 ... Sylvia@sylviaschildren.org

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Update from Sylvia

Medical Trip
  
We had a GREAT trip ... Dr. Jenna Fine was absolutely amazing and she fell in love with the school (she is coming back next year!).  Becca and Kathy Brandt did a great job on helping keep the kids organized and Isaac, our driver, worked really hard!  650 children got physicals, we got some of the clinic set up, did some interviews, and the files are in much better order!
  
Clinic
  
The solar is done!  Hurray!  The second shipment came from Hope for the City and we are thinking of opening the clinic around mid-May.  Once we have a schedule of costs and a quality clinician we can start.
  
Computers
  
If you have an old laptop and are moving to a new one we could use your old ones!  However many you have (and want to donate) we will take them!  Let me know!  :)
  
Summer Trip
  
We are planning the summer trip which will be June 19-30 (which is a one week later change from what was published).  Because of the dramatic increase in air fares (50% increase from last year!) we need 10 people in order to keep to the $3,500 price.  Let me know if you are planning on going.  Deadline for me to know is May 10.
  
Children
  
We have 1,006 children in the school, 93 in secondary school (high school) and 3 in college ... we are making progress!
  
Scholarship Program
  
We are introducing a scholarship program ... you can have an individual one, a corporate one ... it is $360 for a primary scholarship and $500 for a secondary one.   You can buy as many as you want!  :)
  
Bits and Pieces
  
Thursday, May 15, thanks to the efforts of Beth and Steven Rude, it will be the 6th annual Band Aid for Uganda effort at the Holmdel High School.
  
Thanks to the seniors (and one very special one Rachel Hamias) the students raised $2,500 and will be sponsoring five students in secondary school.  And they said they would be sponsoring more every year!
  
June 7 and 8 ... plan on coming to the Blue Claws Stadium for the Jersey Shore Wine Festival which will be from noon to 5 ... let me know if you want tickets!  Net proceeds go to Sylvia's Children!
  
Here is the GREAT news ... at the end of P-7 all students ... countrywide ... take a test (like the SAT's) ... we had the highest performing student IN THE COUNTRY!