Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Sylvia’s Children!

So many wonderful things have happened this year that I hardly know where to start but … here goes!

  1. For the third year in a row we made the list of Great Non-Profits! Thanks to all of you who wrote such beautiful letters and testimonials that contributed to our getting this award! You can always go to Great Non Profits and just type in “Sylvia’s Children” if you would like to share with others your support and belief in Sylvia’s Children.
  2. In June of this year the school participated in a reading competition along with 100 other schools and they CAME IN SECOND!!!!
  3. Lastly the school received a certificate of recognition for the BEST TEACHERS and they are an example for other schools to follow (there are 6,000 schools in Uganda).

We also continue to add more chickens which allows the school to support itself which leaves us free to provide the funds to educate the orphans (we have 1,002 children in the primary school of which 25% are orphans), we have 100 orphans in high school, and 75 orphans in college. And the really GOOD NEWS? we have 49 orphans who have graduated from college and/or technical school … teachers, nurses, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, tailors, beauty operators, etc. … people who can now support themselves!

Hard to believe but it’s time to start planning the June and November trips to Uganda for 2020. The dates are June 10-23 and for November 11-24. The trip is a great combination of working and playing with children and going on safari and having the experience of a lifetime. Please let me know if you want to have this experience … $3,995 all inclusive (air fare, hotel, food, safari, car and driver … the only money you will need is for souvenirs!). Call me at 732-946-2711 or e-mail me at


First, 10th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival … April 25, 2020

Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium … noon to 5 pm … tickets $15 in advance, $25 day of event

Second, 5th Annual Waretown Wine Festival… May 2-3, 2020

Waretown, NJ … noon to 5 pm… tickets $15 in advance, $25 day of event

Tickets will be available through Groupon, EventBrite or Allen Consulting (732-946-2711)


Lastly, in response to some requests, we now have an LPL Stock account whereby you can donate stocks into the Sylvia’s Children account. If you want to do that contact Margaret O’Meara, O’Meara LPL financial @ 732-224-9900 and she can help you do it!

Thanks to ALL of you who have helped us with

Sylvia’s Children for the last 16 years!