Let’s get Trey to Uganda!

We LOVE when kids do rad things! When we see kids doing rad things, we want to help them….so, here’s what we have in mind, and we’re going to need your help! Let me introduce you to my friend Trey…

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I’ve known my friend Trey for most of my life. He’s smart, a little silly and fun to be around. Well, he recently ran RAGNAR to raise money for the South Sudanese refugees and the following day, he got to help pack over 112,000 emergency meals for those same families! Now, he is presented with the opportunity to join his church and Kids Around the World in Pagirinya, Uganda and help distribute those meals and build a playground!

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So awesome right! Well, I’ve been to Uganda twice and know what a life changing experience it can be for a kid. I want Trey to have that experience too. Since I don’t have a lot of money, I was trying to think of a way I could help. I decided I would make some custom pieces to sell and all the money raised would go to Trey’s trip!

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I made keychains and necklaces with the colors of the Ugandan flag. I thought it would be nice for anyone who wants to help, to have something to remember what a nice thing they were doing. My goal is to raise $600.00!

You can help Trey get to Pagirinya, Uganda to help other families and to have an experience of a lifetime. I know he’s going to come back wanting to do even more!

Keychains can be purchased for $5.00 here and necklaces for $10.00 here.  You can also make a donation here.

To find out more about Kids Around the World you can visit http://www.katw.net/

Thank you so much for your continued support.

http://bit.ly/UgandaTrey

I’m back from Africa!

First, I wanted to say THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped me reach my goal and raise all the money I needed for my trip. It really was a dream come true and I couldn’t have done it without all of you. The trip was even better than I expected and I can’t wait to go back!

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I’m back from Uganda and it was AMAZING!!!!! I went with my mom and we got to stay for 2 whole weeks! The plane ride was not so awesome. We had to take 2 flights and there was a long layover. When we got to Africa, my friend Micah took us to Kumi and we got to try new things like chicken on a stick.

We had a lot of fun and I met lots of new friends. I got to give out lots of Lego and even some of my Play Well Jewelry! Giving Lego to kids was awesome. I got to see how much it really changed the lives of the kids there in Uganda. They were all so excited to play with Lego. They built all kinds of things, like houses and planes and whatever came to mind. I could see that they were really happy and it really changed their lives. It made me feel like I am very important to the world and I could do anything I wanted to.

We also got to do some other fun things. I got to go fishing with Micah and even swim in the Nile River. We hiked to a waterfall and jumped over streams. We climbed giant rocks and saw monkeys. We tasted new foods and met lots of nice people. I can’t wait to go back!

I’ve been back a few weeks and have had some time to think about how I can make an even bigger change. I am working on a few things to help collect more Lego to take next year. I decided to keep selling my Play Well Jewelry with the money going to get even more Lego to kids in Uganda. I can’t wait to go back!