Journey 2014

Follow us (2014 Blog) as we visit our partners in Kenya and Uganda.

We will post as often as our schedule and internet access allows.  :)
We appreciate your thoughts and prayers along the way.  
We are a small team of 6 this year and none of us are very young in age.

Sponsors ~ Taraja and Starfish……we are so grateful for your support to these young lives in Kenya and Uganda.  You truly do make a difference in their lives, which in turns makes a difference in their families and their communities.

We are also thankful to those who helped us start our new project:  Help4Health
This project will focus on providing health and wellness items such as mosquito nets, deworming pills, malaria treatment, vitamins, food supplements, etc., to those in our Starfish Programme in Uganda.

Thank you to all those who donated funds for camp this year.  You help us bring a few days of pure joy into the young lives that we serve in Uganda!

Helping.  One at a time.  That’s where it all starts.  That’s what how101 is all about.

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23990E. Arizona Place
Aurora, CO  80018
303.903.4714

how101.org@gmail.com

how101 is a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity Organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by the IRS Tax Code.

how101 always strives to direct funds where designated.  When designated gifts exceed the specific amount needed, funds will be used for similar or new projects.

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STARFISH SPONSOR GIFTS & FUNDS FOR 2014

SMALL STARFISH LOGOGreetings Starfish Sponsors
 Spring is Near!

 

Welcome to those of you who are NEW this year -
we are so glad to have you in our personal sponsorship community. 
 
As the rest of you may have gathered, we are back to a regular schedule concerning team trips to Uganda. The next team will be leaving APRIL 23rd for home visits, training, distribution of health supplies, as well as the Annual Starfish Camp May 1-4!
 
The sponsor gift this year is short and simple. Nearly all in the program are in need of a lightweight jacket or sweater. This will be handed out the first day of camp to keep them warm during chilly evenings!  
We will once again be distributing funds for Basic Necessities to each Starfish recipient: $20 (per individual) for needs outside the program such as mattresses, sheets, cookstove, etc. We personally hand out these funds while in country after speaking with each as to what their most pressing needs are…
 

MUST RECEIVE BY APRIL 5, 2014

GIFT DETAILS:

  • Lightweight jacket or sweater - does not need to be new – check secondhand stores! (If you do not know the size, please email us at starfishprogramme@gmail.com.) 
  • Personal Card of encouragement & family photo (please ask questions in your letter of things you would like to hear about or know, a lot of our children culturally don’t know what is appropriate to write – or even what you’d like to know – so prompt them – they can answer!)
  • $20 check (per recipient) made out to:  how101 — in the memo: Basic Necessity Fund (Please do not put this in your card, put in a separate envelope so we can see it and deposit before leaving.) We will exchange funds once in Uganda. Money goes directly to recipient or caregiver after interview.
  • Put in gallon ziploc bag (one per recipient) and label with their name and your name in permanent marker on outside.

MUST RECEIVE BY APRIL 5, 2014

IF MAILING: Bonnie Vaughn/how101, 8242 S. Quatar Circle,  Aurora, CO  80016

COLORADO DROP OFF:

West of I-25:  Emilie Bauerle,  7131 S. Locust Place, Centennial, CO  80112
303-981-8000

East of I-25:  Lori Gates, 24466 E. Glasgow Circle, Aurora, CO 80016
303.909.3221

We still have kids in need of sponsoring. We are also fundraising for Camp, Help4Health Fund and Project Costs.

If you have questions or concerns, call Teresa @ 303.903.4714 or Susan @ 720.207.4834.

 

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how101
23990 E. Arizona Place
Aurora, CO  80018
303.903.4714

how101.org@gmail.com

how101 is a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity Organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by the IRS Tax Code.

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2013 ~ A Year To Remember!

Newsletter 2013 Review

If you are considering being a sponsor for a child in the Starfish Programme, email Susan at starfishprogramme@gmail.com  or a boy in Taraja Project, please email Teresa at tarajaproject@gmail.com..

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23990 E. Arizona Place
Aurora, CO  80018
303.903.4714

how101.org@gmail.com

how101 is a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity Organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by the IRS Tax Code.

how101 always strives to direct funds where designated.  When designated gifts exceed the specific amount needed, funds will be used for similar or new projects.

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Sponsorship = Transformation

These are just some of the young lives waiting for sponsors in the Starfish Programme. They cannot resume/start school until they have a sponsor.

  • $75/month sponsors a young mum and child
  • $40/month sponsors a child/youth
  • $50/month sponsors a young mum in trade/vocational school or partial cost for youth at university

To be considered for sponsorship, email Susan at starfishprogramme@gmail.com
OR for daytime, call Teresa at 303.903.4714 or evening, call Susan at 720.207.4834

 

If you would like to make a one time donation to Starfish, use the link below. This link will take you to yfci.org which is the international office for Youth for Christ Uganda.

If you would like to make a one time donation to Taraja, use the link below. This link will take you to yfci.org which is the international office for Kenya Youth for Christ.

how101 depends on donations from everyday folks just like you.  

If you would like to bless the work of our hearts and hands with a one time donation or with monthly support, we would be grateful.  Click on DONATE on the menu bar.  Your gift will be tax deductible.

To learn more about how101, please visit some of our other pages.

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23990 E. Arizona Place
Aurora, CO  80018
303.903.4714
how101.org@gmail.com

 

how101 is a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity Organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by the IRS Tax Code.

how101 always strives to direct funds where designated.  When designated gifts exceed the specific amount needed, funds will be used for similar or new projects.

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welcome to our visitors from Uganda

Photo: Miriam and Mary have arrived!They’re here!!!

Yes, Miriam Koote (National Director Youth for Christ Uganda) and Mary Ndagire (Starfish Coordinator @ YFC Uganda) are here for almost 5 weeks!  We are so grateful to all those who helped make their trip possible.  They will stay at the home of Doug & Lori Gates while here.

Below (scroll down) is Miriam and Mary’s schedule as it stands. As you can see it is already VERY full and it is first come, first served!  ;)  If you’re interested in hosting them in your home or a Bible Study/small group, church, a movie or something fun, please contact Teresa (or Susan) at the number below. Please keep in mind we need your help with transportation and coordinating those arrangements with Teresa or Lori.

THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO CAME OUT FOR ‘TASTE UGANDA’!  WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

In case you miss that one, here is one more opportunity to purchase gifts that give back three ways!

how101 Afar Bazaar ~ at Park Hill United Methodist’s Alternative Gifts Market
Sunday, Nov. 10th, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm  ~  5209 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO  80207

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Miriam & Mary’s Schedule   Oct. 15th – Nov. 20th

Date Time Event Transport
Oct. 15th 6:00 pm Arrive DIA Spurlocks
Oct. 17th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Welcome/Birthday Party Gates
Oct. 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MOPS Mentor Mom Panel CCC  
Oct. 18th 1:00 – 9:00 pm How101/Partner Meetings N/A
Oct. 19th 8:00 am – 12:00 pm How101/Partner Meetings N/A
Oct. 19th 12:30 pm - Playtime Jessica
Oct. 20th 1:00 – 4:00 pm Intentional DIscipling @ CCC Teresa
Oct. 22nd 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Bible Study @ CCC Lori
Oct. 22nd & 23rd 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Hartwell’s Overnight Hartwells
Oct. 24th 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cooking Time Kennedy’s
Oct. 25th & 26th 7:00 am – 3:00 pm How101 Garage Sale/O’Hare Maureen
Oct. 26th Overnight Suubi Dinner @ Bauerle’s Emilie
Oct. 27th Overnight Social time Emilie
Oct. 28th 5:00 – 9:00 pm Social time w/sponsor George Sedlock
Oct. 29th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Bible Study @ CCC Lori
  12:00 – 5:00 pm Mandazi’s at Kennedys Beth
Oct. 30th 10:00 – 11:00 am Susan Eager Lori
Oct. 30th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday @ CCC/5th & 6th Graders ?
Oct. 31st 2:30 – 8:00 pm Halloween w/Allyns Ellie & Elwyn
Nov. 1st 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MOPS Beth
  1:00 – 8:00 pm Taste of Uganda/Afar Bazaar (CCC)  
Nov. 2nd 9:00 am – 6:00 pm iThrive (Afar Bazaar) – GALS School Emilie
Nov. 3rd Late afternoon/evening 1998/2002 Team Reunion Zandy
Nov. 4th 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cherry Creek Presbyterian ??
Nov. 5th 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cherry Creek Pres Teresa
  5:00 – 8:00 pm Elisa Morgan @ Denver Seminary Teresa
Nov. 6th 11:00 am Visit w/Laura Webb @ Gates  
  12:30  – 2:30 pm Welfare Meeting @ Gates  
  3:00 pm Overnight w/Shinabery’s Teresa
Nov. 7th 12:30 pm YFCI Offices Shinabery/YFCI
  4:30 pm Dinner @ Susan’s Susan
Nov. 8th Daytime Sedalia Teresa
  6:00 – 9:00 pm Team 2009, 2011 & 2012 Reunion Kennedys
    Overnight – Mary @ Kennedys Susan
Nov. 9th 5:30 am Mary to DIA/Wash DC Susan
  9:00 am – 12:00 pm Team 2006 Reunion Brillharts
  10:00 am – 12:00 pm Park Hill Setup (Lori, Beth & Scott)  
  3:00 pm? Sickle Cell Info Meeting w/Dawsons Susan
  4:30 pm CCC Service Susan
Nov. 10th 7:30 am – 2:00 pm Alternative Gift Market  (Afar Bazaar
@ PHUM
Teresa
Nov. 11th 6:30 am Miriam, Jerry & Teresa to Albuquerue NM, overnight @ Mary Spurlock’s Spurlocks
Nov. 12th 9:00 am Drive to Phoenix, AZ – Sponsor Visits (Stevens, Ward)  
Nov. 13th 3:48 pm Mary arrives in Phoenix, AZ  
Nov. 15th 9:30 pm M & M arrive DIA (overnight) Emilie
Nov. 16th 2:00 – 4:00 pm Suubi Fundraiser/Cherry Creek (overnight @ Bauerle’s) Emilie
Nov. 17th 10:45 am CCC Service Emilie
  2:00 – 7:00 pm How101 Core Meeting/Dinner @ Bonnie’s  
Nov. 18th All Day Vail w/Maureen O’Hare Maureen
Nov. 19th 1:00 – 6:00 pm How101/Partner Meeting  
Nov. 20th 1:40 pm Pack/Depart for DIA – return to Uganda Teresa

how101 contacts:

Teresa Spurlock                 303.903.4714
Susan Stone                       720.207.4834
Lori Gates                           303.909.3221
Emilie Bauerle                    303.981.8000

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Starfish Camp 2013

Pure joy.

Thanks to everyone who helped make camp possible!

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About Us…

Welcome!

If you’re new to how101 (help our world one on one) here’s some information you might want to know.

we are a bridge…responsibly and relationally connecting people to make a difference in one life across the world…because nobody is nobody.

We just returned from our 4th annual Starfish Camp and it was a huge success!  Just to give these young mums and children a few days of joy and laughter, mixed with learning and growth, topped off with lots of love and hugs was a privilege for us.  13 ordinary people from Colorado, Oregon & Iowa,  plus Youth for Christ Uganda staff, volunteers and cooks…with God’s help, we make a great team!

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MISSION:

how101 exists to transform lives through education, support and basic necessities within targeted community groups in Africa. We responsibly and relationally connect people through personal sponsorships, micro-financing and/or tangible self-sustaining projects. Our consistent partnership with indigenous leaders cultivates the best strategy for individual lives and their peer communities.

VISION:

Our vision is to see transformed lives impact their home communities. We strive to remain relevant and simple as well as to stay fluid with changing situations. We will continue to utilize volunteers and grow with people and projects through extended education, mentoring and companionship.

VALUES:

We are determined to be cross-culturally transparent and honest in our collaborations while serving the impoverished. We believe there is something to be learned from every life, treating each with respect, dignity and humility.

STATEMENT OF FAITH:

How101 is a multi-denominational community rooted in the Scriptures and led by the Holy Spirit.
We desire to be like Jesus – one step at a time; to be patient with the transformation process of ourselves and others and to follow Christ’s teaching through life, word and deeds.
We are committed to social justice that improves quality of life while respecting the rights and dignity of racial, ethnic, and religious groups.

OUR PROJECTS:

  • Starfish Programme
    An educational scholarship plan for at risk youth in Uganda

  • Taraja Project
    Holistic care for abandoned street boys outside of Nairobi, Kenya

  • Afar Bazaars
    Selling Ugandan/Kenyan crafts and paper-bead jewelry to benefit our projects

  • Stand By Me
    Introducing you to individuals that need our help on a one-time basis for a one-time need

Meet our staff (ALL volunteers!)

Teresa Spurlock

Teresa Spurlock ~ Paving (Founder/President)

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Susan Stone ~ Tracking (Sponsorship Coordinator/Vice President)

BONNIE & FAZIRAT

Bonnie Vaughn ~ Counting (Asst. Treasurer)

DONNA AND MIRIAM

Donna Bailey ~ Balancing (Treasurer)

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Lori Gates ~ Gathering (Asst. V.P.)

HI BABY

Beverly Bross ~ Offering (Afar Bazaars/Asst. V.P.)

Emilie and Angela

Emilie Bauerle ~ Sharing (Board Member)

how101
23990 E. Arizona Place
Aurora, CO  80018
303.903.4714
how101.org@gmail.com

how101 is a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity Organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by the IRS Tax Code.

how101 always strives to direct funds where designated.  When designated gifts exceed the specific amount needed, funds will be used for similar or new projects.

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