To Love a Child, Inc. - Announcing Our Chari-tree Project with Mentor Bowman Orchards!
We are so excited to announce our Chari-tree Program which is just one of our efforts to leave the planet a better place for generations to come. Working closely with our mentor, Kevin Bowman of Bowman Orchards, we will be planting apple trees throughout our community and donating 100% of the harvest to families in need. We are looking for students to join us in this fun and delicious experience! Students will be able to learn about the entire farm-to-table process over the months ahead. Please contact us for more information. directoratTLC@aol.com 518-859-4424
Our 2nd Annual 9 & Dine Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 22nd. Our field is limited to 72 golfers. Non-golfers are welcome to join us for cocktails and dinner. We are looking forward to seeing you! Go to www.toloveachild.net for more information!
Come to sew, cut fabric, iron and chat! A special work day has been scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd at the Stillwater United Methodist Church on 135 Hudson Ave. We will be working in Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join us for the entire time or stop in to help for as long as you can! Bring your sewing machine, scissors and your enthusiasm. Don't forget your lunch. There will be snacks and beverages provided. For more information write firstname.lastname@example.org See you there!
Zimbabwe Trip Scheduled for September 2022!
All we can say is "Wow"! We have changed this date so many times due to COVID. After many discussions with our project managers in Zimbabwe, we all feel that September is going to be a GO. GO, GO!
So, please let us know if you are interested in joining our team. We have four people signed up and we would love another two team members to make it a well-rounded group. This is going to be such a wonderful trip and a joyous homecoming after not being in the country since September of 2019. We can't express how excited we are already.
We will begin our planning very soon. Give Cindy a call soon so she can answer all your questions regarding budget, safety, lodging, food, and more! Cindy has been to Zimbabwe at least 25 times so she is a well-seasoned traveler.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
CALLING ALL STUDENTS - IT'S TIME TO GET CREATIVE!
ENTER OUR CONTEST TO RENAME THE "KIDS HELPING KIDS" PROGRAM
It's time for us to rename our very successful "Kids Helping Kids" Program and
we need the help of all the kids and teens out there to help us.
Please get creative and submit your ideas to us before the end of February.
We have a very nice prize to give away and we know it will be enjoyed by the winner(s) of this contest.
Ideas can be submitted by individuals, clubs, groups, or just a few friends getting together to brain storm.
For more information go to www.toloveachild.net See Connect and Volunteer
To Love a Child, Inc. - Looking for supplies to make pretty little dresses for girls in Africa!
We are looking for supplies so we can sew these dresses. We need the following: 1. Bias Tape 1/2" double fold or extra wide double fold. All colors welcomed--please avoid white and other very light pastel colors. 2. 1/2 " Elastic 3. Cotton Fabric - 1 yard sections of colorful fun prints. No sheer fabrics please. Rilla Langley-Schulte will be planning a sewing day soon for anyone who would like to join in. Call 518-859-4424 for more information.
To Love a Child, Inc. You are Cordially Invited to our 1st Annual 9 & Dine Golf Scramble!
Friday, August 6, 2021, Registration 3:15 p.m. - Shotgun Start 4:00 p.m., Fairways of Halfmoon! Field limited to 48 golfers. Single golfers welcome - we will place you in a foresome. You can join us for just dinner too! Go to our website for details and to register! See you there!
We are anticipating an exciting return to our journeys to Zimbabwe beginning in 2022. Our target is March or April and we want YOU to come along for the ride! We will continue to post updates on our projects, however, we will also post a few tales from the safaris we always end our trips with. These safaris are a wonderful experience, educational and a photographer's dream come true. In the words of Wilderness Safari's, the safari company we always use for our adventures, "Simply put, we are dedicated to conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife, and we use high-end ecotourism to do this. Our model is responsible and sustainable, changes people’s perspectives on the planet, and inspires those exposed to it to effect positive change in their own lives and own spheres of influence." Enjoy just a few photos from our 2018 safari experience and if you are interested in our 2022 trip to Zimbabwe please contact us. directoratTLC@aol.com
We are thankful this Earth Day for the surprise gift of 10 hectares of land in Mberengwa, Zimbabwe from the village heads for our school project. Although Tropical Cyclone Eloise paused our building projects temporarily in March it also produced much needed rains for crops.
The land gifted to us had been fallow for over 20 years. Needless to say, Project Manager Muno had many helpful hands from the village to clear the land of trees and shrubs in order to make the land conducive for planting crops. 8 hectares were cleared and 2 hectares were left for livestock grazing and breeding.
The photos above show the maize and sugar beans that were planted on 3 1/2 hectares. Although our crop may be small this year we look forward to the next planting season so that the entire plot of land can be planted and harvested.
Photo used under Creative Commons from LauraGilchrist4