Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sylvia Receives Donation From Henry Schein, Inc.


Enables 1,015 Underserved Children to Receive Care in 2015

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Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit founded by businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program

Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, provides several health care product donations valued at $5,000–$25,000 each over the course of two years to Sylvia’s Children.

The grant will enable Sylvia’s Children to more effectively carry out its mission and expand its ability to provide care to 1,015 underserved children in Mbiriizi, Uganda. With the help of Henry Schein Cares, access to health care for underserved and at-risk populations around the world in the areas of wellness, prevention, treatment and education, emergency preparedness and relief, and capacity building is possible.  

“It is thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr. Beth DeAngelis who has pursued this grant that we are receiving this generous gift,” stated Allen.  “Our clinic continues to grow and offer more and more services to our children, their families and the village in general.  We are grateful to Henry Schein.

Sylvia’s Children’s mission since its start has been to improve the lives of the children at the Mbirizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School in Uganda, Africa, by helping to create a self-sustainable model that can then be shared with schools in surrounding villages. It currently supports all 1,024 children at the school

Since launching the organization in 2003, Allen has succeeded in gaining annual sponsorship for many of the orphans, and she has raised over a million dollars, all of which has gone directly to the school since she covers all administrative expenses herself.

The organization has constructed a 6,000-square-foot medical clinic, increasing access to health care for both the children and the village at large, in addition to a fresh well, a chicken coop with 400 chickens, a kitchen, a corn milling building, a sewing facility, new classrooms, housing for teachers and orphans, a fully-stocked library, a playground and more.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Time to go on the Medical Trip!

We need doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, dentist, worker bees to go March 12-24, 2015 to work at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in Uganda, Africa. Dr. Jenna Fine, who went with us last year, is joining us again but we need at least 6 people to make this trip work. 

Geofrey, head of the school, wants to open the clinic to the village and offer free service during the time we are there. Great idea BUT we need the medical personnel to do just that! 

Here are the basics of the trip:
Dates: March 12-24, 2015 
Cost: $3,500
This includes round trip airfare from Newark to Uganda, all transportation costs (driver, guide, car, etc.) during the trip, lodging and food, a three day safari ... in short, all expenses paid. 

The only money you need will be for souvenirs and trips for hotel staff and other service personnel. Can you join us? And, if you can't but want to underwrite a nurse to go, I have one on a waiting list ... she just can't afford the $3,500. 

PLEASE consider this request. Of all the trips this is the most important from a health standpoint ... we have saved lives ... what more reward could you ask? 

The medical clinic is done and we have added a four unit mini-hospital so we can handle child births. One of our nurses is a mid-wife so Geofrey is getting permission to do that. They have a complete staff and are turning a small profit. Remember my original plan ... to teach them how to be entrepreneurs and how to be self-reliant? They are on their way. Here is a picture of the completed clinic!


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