Friday, November 28, 2014

Josephine's Children in Uganda

On the heels of Thanksgiving, we here in America have so much to be thankful for.  Things we take for granted and expect.  When I reached for my toothpaste this morning, I thought that some do not have that privilege.  Specifically, I am thinking of "the vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Uganda.  They are victims of physical and sexual abuse, children of young mothers and are living or affected with HIV and AIDS."  These children need our help!

I am hoping you recall reading this post right here on my blog.  If you are a follower of Vicki Boster's blog, you will have read all about this charitable opportunity here on her original post and again here.

A couple of weeks ago, Vicki mailed me seven - yes, seven - large boxes of craft items for the children that have been mailed to her.  I have not opened these boxes but the photos were shared on Vicki's post.  Since then, boxes have begun to arrive at our home.  From Alison in France.  From Pam in Georgia.  From Sheryl in Spain.  From Kris and Dolores in Florida.  From Janet in Nevada.  From Glenda in Wisconsin.  And Jennifer hand-delivered so many fantastic supplies.  My sweet friend, Marie, also contributed.  Some of these ladies have sent multiple boxes as well as envelopes with gift cards and cash.  Those children will be so excited.  I wish I could be there to watch all of them ooooh and aaaah over everything.

I cannot believe the generosity!!!  The boxes here are just bursting at the seams with yarn, beads, embroidery hoops and floss, fabric, thread, pattern books, reading books, coloring books and crayons, writing pencils and colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors, lace, fibers, buttons, underwear, hygiene products.  You readers are AMAZING - I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  As of almost a month ago, nearly $1400 has arrived - in a combination of cash and Walmart gift cards.  I'm sure that Vicki has collected even more since then.

One day soon, I will be shopping for these sweet little angels.  I cannot wait to send clothing for them.  I can't even imagine the obstacles these children must overcome.  In some small way, I hope to make a difference.

Vicki has mentioned that the deadline has been extended until December 15.  Please, look into your heart and help these children.  Just one $5 Walmart gift card.  We also ask for just one dollar to help with the shipping costs.  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.  I know that crafters have crafting friends.  We all have an overabundance of stuff.  Stuff that sits untouched and unused in our closets.  Stuff that these children can use.  I invite you to share this charitable project on your blog or Facebook page.  We need to get the word out there.  I know your friends would love to help, too.  Just make sure that any contributor's name is listed.  Why?  Because every single person that helps is eligible for the a chance to win prizes.  Good prizes.  Vicki and I will announce the winners on our blogs.

Vicki has knitted a "Colors of Africa Tapestry" knitted wrap and is in her Etsy shop.  The proceeds from the sale of this wrap will be applied towards the cost to ship the supplies to Uganda.

Vicki's friend, Marsha, has created this beautiful "African Dreams" necklace especially for this project.

Amazon has offered this wonderful Kindle Fire 8GW (Wi-Fi) to one lucky person.  Thank you, Amazon, for your generosity.

Also is Vera Bradley's beautiful "Abby" purse in the design of Safari Sunset.

All you have to do in send supplies, a Walmart gift card or a dollar to help offset shipping costs and one of these wonderful gifts could be yours.  If you are local, and would like to avoid shipping costs, please send me an e-mail at to schedule a time to drop off your items.  You can mail your contribution to:

Josephine's Children
c/o Sue Kosec
2525 Hwy 360 #1532
Euless, TX  76039-8505

Our goal is to send clothing, school supplies, craft supplies and health-related items to these needy Uganda children.  Please join us in supporting Josephine's children.  All it takes is a little bit to make a difference.

To those of you that have already contributed, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You have no idea how GOOD my heart feels and I am sure yours does, too!


  1. Sye, both you and Vicki are by far the most generous people I know. I sent my box off to Vicki right away and posted about the project on my blog. It was so fun to see some of my donated items in her pictures. I feel that the blogging world has come together once again for a great project. Good luck shopping,

  2. Thank you so much my friend for everything that you are doing to support this project. Truly-- I could not make this work without your help and support. You are a dear friend to do this--