Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jewelry Project Video

Dear Friends of Hope’s Gate,

I have an exciting report of how our jewelry project is continuing to move forward and an opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of teens rescued from human trafficking and those at high risk in both Africa and India! 

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to travel to Uganda to launch a jewelry project with a shelter that takes in at-risk teens orphaned by AIDS and other diseases.

At SIITA Nest I met Ruth.  Both of Ruth's parents died before she was 5. She ended up being taken in by some extended family and tragically someone living in the home raped her and gave her HIV when she was a child. At 17 she now lives at SIITA Nest home and has started going to school, but is so far behind she struggles with the grades needed to progress into higher levels of education. 
When she talks about her life she weeps, but she has also come to the place of freedom from shame and is open to tell her story.
 Our jewelry project is giving young women like Ruth practical hope for the future by providing job skills training and income generation opportunities.

In order to be effective in our communication Hope’s Gate desperately needs to produce a short video describing our project.  In January I captured the raw footage needed for this video and we are hoping to finalize the promo video the first two weeks of July.  The amount we must raise in the next few weeks is $2,000 for the completion of the video project.

Would you consider donating toward this cause?  Having a video describing our project will allow us to share the stories of the teens that are being helped by our project and ultimately make us more effective in our mission.

Thank you for your support,

Patty Bauman
Director Hope’s Gate

While we are in our 501c.3 process please make your check payable to Streams of Mercy and include a separate note indicating it is for Hope’s Gate.  Mail to:

Streams of Mercy
P.O. Box 3220
McKinney Texas 75070


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